Ms. Lucky Sherpa is the first indigenous women to be appointed as an Ambassador from the Government of Nepal was a former elected member of the Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal (from 2008 to 2012). Ms. Sherpa is also first among her (Sherpa) community to reach the politburo level (MC) in the party politics of Nepal. While in Parliament Ms. Sherpa was a legislative member of International relations and human right committee under Legislative Parliament.
Her passions for economic empowerment, biological diversity, the environment and human rights have brought her to play leading roles in many national as well as international organizations. Ms. Sherpa has led the Parliamentarians Network on the Environment that is GLOBE Nepal, a member organization of Globe International. She is also an International Steering Committee member of the Climate Vulnerable Countries network.
She has been an advisor of many national as well as international networks and organizations dedicated to promote green development, inclusive democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
She has received many awards from a variety of national and international organizations. Ms. Sherpa was honored with the recognition of ‘Youth Ambassador for Peace’ for 2007 and ‘Young Women Human Rights Leader’ by the World Youth Federation for Peace, Korea and MADRE, an International Women’s Human Rights Organization, USA, respectively.
She was also the first female graduate from the indigenous Sherpa community to hold a Master’s Degree in Economics and was the faculty’s top student for 2001 from Patan Campus of Tribhuvan University. Ms Sherpa has participated in many international trainings provided by ILO, UNDP and a very recent program at Harvard University on Political Leadership organized by the US Embassy in Nepal and the Karuna Center for Peace Building in Washington D.C.