Third Five-Fifty Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future to be held in August 2020

On registration basis only

The Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration is convening Third Five-Fifty Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future, that will bring together a select group of 120 young Tibetans of the age group 20-35, from across the globe to discuss and deliberate on CTA’s Five-Fifty Vision.

The Five-Fifty Vision is that the Tibetan people will regain their freedom and dignity and that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return to Tibet. This Vision motivates and shapes all of our activities.

The Five-Fifty Vision calls for resolving the issue of Tibet and Tibet’s political future in the next five years. We will strive to achieve this result in accordance with the Middle Way Approach. At the same time, we will devote substantial attention and resources to sustaining and strengthening the resilience of the Tibetan people inside and outside of Tibet, the Tibetan freedom struggle, and the Tibetan culture and identity for the next fifty years if need be.

The forum will be held in August in Dharamshala.

Selection process:

Interested participants will have to fill out the online application form before the deadline.

Click here for the application form.

The same link also has a provision to upload resume. The deadline for submission of the application is March 23, 2020, by 5 pm.

A selection committee will review the application and shortlist candidates. They will also solicit inputs from Offices of Tibet and Settlement Officers for selection of the candidates.

Preference will be given to candidates with remarkable achievements, community leadership experience, and new participants.

  • DIIR will incur your travel and logistical costs.
  • DIIR will intimate selected candidates by tentatively on April 20, 2020.

The breakdown of the participants is as follows:

  • 25 from India-based participants
  • 5 from Nepal/Bhutan based participants
  • 15 from North America based participants
  • 10 from Europe based participants
  • 5 from Austroasia (Australia /New Zealand /Japan/ Taiwan) based participants
  • 60 seats will be open


Submission of application: March 23, 2020 by 5 pm
Intimation of selected participants: April 20, 2020

Email: [email protected]