Accelerating Innovation in Bhutan

To find innovative ways to help countries come up with radical approaches to address complex and unpredictable development challenges in today’s fast changing world, a workshop as part of UNDP’s initiative in collaboration with the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) was held in Thimphu. It was aimed at helping UNDP Bhutan develop a roadmap to […]

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Toorsa River dredging contractors appeal to MoAF minister

Three companies who have ventured into dredging works in the Amochhu (Toorsa) River bank are have appealed to the minister of agriculture and forests to allow them to sell their stocked river bed materials (pebbles) after Phuentsholing Thromde gave a deadline to the companies earlier to clear the materials. This was to avoid affecting ongoing […]

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ECCD center benefits Layap community

Laya’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center is a small cozy room with a suitable and enabling environment for highlander children to learn and play. The classroom walls are paneled and the floor carpeted. The classroom is decorated with colorful learning materials and toys for children. It also has sleeping mats for the children. […]

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Govt. aspires for private sector-driven economy by 2023

Considering the private-sector growth in the country, the government aspires to grow into a private sector-led economy as the nation graduates from Least Developed Country by 2023. This was affirmed in the newly launched annual magazine, “The Executive” marking the government’s completion of its first year since it assumed office on November 7, 2018. The […]

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TSMs recommended to promote women participation in politics

To encourage increased women participation in politics, many recommend that temporary special measures (TSMs) be put into place. This formed a core theme of discussion during the Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus orientation workshop conducted by Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) and National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) from November 5 to 8. In […]

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Kickstarting ‘Made in Bhutan’

Four years ago, after completing his graduation in computer applications, Kuenga Dhendup headed back to his village in Trongsa, central Bhutan, to start an organic farm. “That’s where I wanted to apply my knowledge,” he says, grinning. A year later, his partner, Pema C. Gyaltshen, completed her graduation in environmental science and English and joined […]

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GAB proposes area-specific guides

Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB) is proposing for area-specific guides at monument sites in the country. The objective of area-specific guides is to provide correct and uniform information to tourists. The Director General of TCB, Dorji Dhradhul said that TCB will support this proposal. The Chairperson of GAB, Garab Dorji said that guides will be […]

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Substance abuser turns savior for the desolate

Roaming with vigilant eyes, tattooed arms, wearing boots, he appears to be high on drugs. But that’s not what Ugyen Dorji actually is. He is frequently seen helping the homeless and helpless elderly wandering in the streets of Phuentsholing. The roughness on his face carries a certain calm and composure.  Ugyen Dorji, 35, from Sha […]

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Samdrup Jongkhar harbors vision for GNH-based commercial hub

The residents of Samdrup Jongkhar will launch its vision and mission to be Gross National Happiness commercial hub in eastern Bhutan on November 7. The town residents under the Building Community Initiative (BCI) came up with the vision, mission, and strategy for their town after a day-long visioning exercise at the beginning of the year. […]

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