Bhutan talks disaster response in the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit

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8 June 2015, Thimphu: The earthquake that devastated Nepal, earlier this year, not just sent tremors across nearby countries in the region, but also rang an alarm to remind people across the globe to think ahead of and be better prepared for disasters. Similar concerns manifested at the national stakeholder’s consultation was for the upcoming World Humanitarian […]

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Nothing like iGuide to boost Bhutan’s economy: Jt. Secretary, MoEA

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22 June 2015, Thimphu: With the launch of the iGuide website that provides essential investment information, Bhutan has now showcased itself for business opportunities to investors from across the globe. The iGuide will enable investors to access vital information such as wages, rent and utility costs that are essential to business and investment planning. The […]

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Sharing to learn the Market-Place way


11 June 2015, Thimphu: Rustle of books, papers and posters, chitchat coupled with music and voices from documentary videos and a display of products as diverse as colourful authentic textile, energy efficient oven and herbal beauty products made the UN house seem like a market place. Such was the ambience created by the learning session […]

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Learning to make the best of Bhutan’s biodiversity


8 June 2015, Thimphu: To familiarize officials from various institutions engaged in developing and using biological products, UNDP Bhutan and the Global Environment Facility supported a 13-member visit to research institutes and private companies in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in May. It was aimed at providing a regional perspective in the Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) […]

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Exploring the future of sustainable energy in Bhutan

UN Resident Coordinator addressing the gather during the closing.

8 June 2015, Thimphu: To bring policy makers, experts, manufacturers and practitioners together for sharing ideas on renewable energy and energy efficiency, UNDP and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Bhutan are jointly conducting a three-day International Symposium on Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiatives: Policies, Technologies and Sustainability.’ The International Symposium aims at strengthening the […]

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