Dawa Lama Thapa is a Director of Adara Development (Nepal).
She is a professional psychosocial counsellor and an ex-Adara staff, who worked as a Manager for Adara Development Nepal from 15 April 2008 until 31 December 2010.
She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling and also a diploma in Tibetan Language. She completed her B. Ed in 1977 and B.A in 1970. She has completed Diploma in Montessori Methodology, and trainings in Professional Counselling, Sand Tray Therapy and Peace Corps Overseas Staff Development Training.
In 1994, she conducted a short term research study on ‘’Women’s Voices’’ in Humla District sponsored by ICIMOD.
She worked as a High School Teacher in Mustang from December 1970 till December 1978 and also worked as the Principal in the same school in between her years there for more than a year. She again worked as a High School Teacher in Kathmandu valley from 1979 till 1984.
She worked as a Language Instructor in School of International Living, Kathmandu form August 1984 till June 1985. Later, she joined US Peace Corps as a Program Manager from August 1985 till March 2004.
Dawa lives in Kathmandu with her husband and has a son, daughter and four grand children. Her daughter is a Colonel in Nepal Army and son is doing his Phd degree in Australia.