Mission & Functions

The objective and functions of the Office of Tibet include:

  • Providing information concerning the plight of Tibetan people both inside and outside Tibet;
  • Raising awareness & seeking support for Tibetan freedom struggle and the Central Tibetan Administration;
  • Promoting cultural, educational and religious exchanges between Tibetan people and the people of Africa;
  • Disseminating information on valuable thoughts and teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Peace, Non-violence, Love and Compassion, Environment, Universal responsibility and Inter-religious harmony;
  • Co-ordinating and organizing visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the continent of Africa;
  • Providing general information to African people wishing to study Tibetan language and culture or visit Tibetan settlements in-exile in India and Nepal;
  • Providing information to African journalists and media on important issues related to Tibet,  dialogues held between the Envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the representatives of the government of People’s Republic of China;
  • Providing regular information updates on situations and conditions of Tibetan people inside Tibet to all the Governments of African States having missions established in Pretoria;
  • Maintaining close relations with Buddhist Centres, Tibet support groups in Africa.