TGAP Consensus | Beijing 2011

The Beijing meeting in 2011 on Inclusive Development and Tibet: Concept, Practice, Experience led to the emergence of a consensus on a framework for dialogue on governance in Tibet. The “TGAP Consensus” defines the main principles of the Tibet Governance and Practice Forum.


Key Principles of the TGAP Consensus

  • The Forum will promote the advancement of new research and scholarship on policy issues in contemporary Tibet
  • The Forum will provide a platform for building global awareness and understanding of governance challenges in the Tibetan region
  • The Forum will prioritize Tibetan communities within the region as the primary stakeholders in the deliberation of policy challenges
  • The scope of “Tibet” under discussion for the Forum will be the areas currently designated as Tibetan autonomous administrative units within the People’s Republic of China, a region broadly coterminous with the geo-physical extent of the Tibetan plateau (as also defined by the Fifth Work Forum on Tibet Policy of January 2010)
  • The Forum will examine the nature and conditions of social-cultural, economic and other collective needs in the Tibetan region through the governance paradigm, enabling new lines of inquiry to better inform the regional, national and global public conversation on contemporary Tibet

The Beijing meeting in 2011 on Inclusive Development and Tibet: Concept, Practice, Experienceled to the emergence of a consensus on a framework for dialogue on governance in Tibet. The “TGAP Consensus” defines the main principles of the Tibet Governance and Practice Forum.

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