Advancing the Freedom Struggle

Advancing the Freedom Struggle

OVERVIEW Today, Tibet remains under de facto martial law. In the 2020 freedom index published by Freedom House, Tibet was listed as the second least-free region in the world, after Syria. Reporters Without Borders states that it is harder for journalists and media...
Modernizing the CTA

Modernizing the CTA

OVERVIEW The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), aka the Tibetan government-in-exile, was established by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on April 29, 1959. It is the continuation of the government of independent Tibet. It is headquartered in Dharamsala, India, and...
Transforming Education

Transforming Education

OVERVIEW The CTA launched the Basic Education Policy (BEP) in 2004. Under this policy, all subjects are taught exclusively in Tibetan until grade 5 in STSS schools. English as a second language is only introduced in grade 4. Under BEP, Tibetan education system is...
Sustaining the Language and Culture

Sustaining the Language and Culture

OVERVIEW The rich Tibetan civilization spans over 3000 years. Tibet developed its unique culture influenced largely by Tibetan Buddhism which arrived from India in the seventh century. Tibetan culture includes language, medicine, arts and crafts, astrology,...
Enhancing Economic Resilience

Enhancing Economic Resilience

OVERVIEW In Tibetan settlements in India, agriculture and sweater selling are the two primary livelihoods with approximately 25% of the population linked to farming and 49% to the seasonal sweater business. The rest of the population are engaged in Micro, Small and...
Five Key Development Principles

Five Key Development Principles

Five Key Development Principles The Sikyong-led 14th and 15th Kashag has been very successful in mobilizing international development assistance to strengthen the self-reliance and resilience of Tibetan communities in South Asia and to enhance the capacity of the...