Speaker - Dicki Chhoyang

Geneva Summit Speaker - Dicki Chhoyang

Kalon Dicki Chhoyang was born in India and grew up in Montreal, Canada. In March 2011, she was elected as one of two Tibetan Parliamentarians for the North American diaspora. She is head of the Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India. She served as the Community Liaison Officer for the construction project of the University of Montreal-affiliated mega-hospital. From 1999 to 2003, she worked on community development projects in Tibet and gained a strong understanding of livelihood issues affecting rural Tibetan communities. Dicki Chhoyang completed her undergraduate degree in international business and marketing at McGill University. She holds an M.A. in Central Eurasian studies from the Indiana University and an M.Sc. in planning and international development from the University of Guelph. Her graduate field research focused on Tibetan-medium higher education in Eastern Tibet. She studied Mandarin in Beijing and Tibetan Amdo dialect in Eastern Tibet. She is fluent in Tibetan, English, French and has a working knowledge of Mandarin.