ANG RITA SHERPAChairman
ANG RITA SHERPA is chairman of The Partners Nepal in executive committee since the inception 2012 establishment. Mr. Sherpa was Senior Program Manager at The Mountain Institute (www.mountain.org) and has 31 years of experience in management of protected areas, eco-tourism, community-based tourism, natural and cultural heritage conservation and sustainable and livelihood development. Mr. Sherpa holds M.Sc. in Protected Area Landscape Management from the University of Wales, UK, and an undergraduate degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from Lincoln University, New Zealand.
He has served as a volunteer for the National Parks Service in the United States, where he spent nine months working in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Shenandoah and Smoky Mountain National Parks both before and after he joined The Mountain Institute in 1988.
Ang Rita Sherpa was responsible for implementing the Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)-funded program in Pangboche Monastery, a 600-year-old Buddhist monastery that is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the whole Khumbu region and also in the Limi Valley in mid west Nepal in Humla district. He was the executive and former Chairman of Himalayan Trust Nepal that Sir Edmund Hillary has established in 1964. Mr. Sherpa is the president and vice president of Everest (Sagarmatha) Chapter Committee under the Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities and Nepal Mountaineering Association. He is also the advisor of Himalayan Climate Alliance and the executive member of Khumjung School Alumni Association.