Dawa Tsering was born in 1963 in the eastern Kham region of Tibet. He completed his schooling in Tibet and his school education was entirely taught in Chinese.
In 1993, after clearing the Tibetan civil service exams, which test both Tibetan and Chinese language skills, he was appointed the deputy secretary of the Research and Analysis section of the Department of Security, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). In 1995, he was appointed the head of the newly formed China Desk section of the Department of Information and International Relations of CTA. As the head of the China Desk, he was mainly responsible for the CTA’s Chinese outreach initiatives as well as bringing out publications in Chinese.
On 27 February 2008, he was appointed as the chairman of the Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (also known as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration) in Taiwan. During his successful thirteen years as the Representative, Representative Dawa Tsering was able to invite His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Taiwan and establish a close relationship between Taiwan and Tibet.
He has published many books, such as: 1. An Oblation to the Land of Snows (The book is about the Tibetan military resistance to the Chinese invasion in 1959 and is based on in-depth interviews with over a hundred people.) 2. Chinese translation of the book The Status of Tibet by Dr. Dr. Michael van Walt. And also contributed many research articles on Sino-Tibetan issues to over 10 publications.
Secretary Dawa Tsering formally took charge as the new Director of Tibet Policy Institute, the official think tank of the Central Tibetan Administration on 26 July 2021.
He has dedicated almost 30 years in service of the Central Tibetan Administration