MR TENZIN JIGDAL was born on 26th February 1982 and completed his school education from Lower and Upper Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala. He completed his graduation from Sussex Coast College, U.K. After returning to India, he then completed his Master’s in Computer Science from Madras University. He further went on to study computer science from London Metropolitan University and Nonviolent Movement from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University of International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

Mr. Jigdal has also received a workshop on human rights from the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and studied the ecology of social movement from the ULEX Project in Spain. He has served as the President of Students for Free Tibet (SFT) U.K for three years and Project Officer of SFT India for three years. He further served as an advisor of Tibet Action Institute for  2 years. For the past 8 years, he has been working as an international coordinator at the International Tibet Network. Mr. Jigdal is a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Dhotoe province