Bhutan Dialogues

 

Bhutan Dialogues aims to invigorate development thinking in Bhutan and challenge experts and practitioners to deliberate on serious issues of development. This is an open space for critical and dynamic conversations with thought leaders and change-makers drawing upon their expertise, achievements and inspiration. Its objective is to refine our ideas and the pursuit of progress, and to align national goals with the global agenda.

Please visit www.http://bhutandialogues.bt/ for videos and podcasts of previous sessions


“Local Governance: What is the role of CSOs?”


Speaker: Aum Tashi Pem

Aum Tashi Pem has more than 19 years work experience in development work in Bhutan with focus on local government,

decentralization, and civil society engagement. Currently, she is the Country Director of HELVETAS. Aum Tashi holds a

Masters Degree in Policy, Management and

Government from the University of York, United Kingdom.

Host: Mr. Gerald Daly

Gerald Daly is the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Bhutan since March 2017. Prior to his appointment as RC for Bhutan,

Gerald served as Policy Adviser and Team Leader of Programme, Joint Funding and Business Operations in the

UN Development Group (2011-2017). His focus areas included ensuring cross-UN ownership and development of

Delivering as One at both strategic and operational levels along with

funding/implementation of integrated policy work.

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 4:00 pm t0 5:30 pm

Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu

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“Shifting Development Mindsets; Accelerating GNH and SDGs”


 

Host: Dr. Karma Phuntsho

 

The founder of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in Bhutan as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.

 

Speaker: Jurgen Nagler

 

The Resident Representative a.i of UNDP Bhutan is an international development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in successfully delivering global, regional and field projects with UNDP, UN Global Compact, the private sector and international NGOs. He joined the UN after a 10-year career with major international companies in the areas of marketing, business development and Corporate Social Responsibility. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in International Development. He is currently pursuing a PhD in exploring the role of mindsets for human development and the SDGs. He is passionate about transformative and holistic human development approaches, therefore, he also co-founded a grass-roots development NGO and the global UN Transformation Network.

 

Date: 17 January 2019

 

Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa

 

Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

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Good to Great Gasa– Invigorating development in Gasa


Host: Dr. Karma Phuntsho

The founder of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in Bhutan as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.

Speaker: Dzongda Dorji Dhradhul

Currently the Dzongda of Gasa, Dorji Dhradhul has a Master in Science in Agriculture Extension and Rural Development from the University of Reading from the United Kingdom. His specific areas of expertise are in rural development, trade negotiations, geographical indicators, farmers groups & cooperatives, research extension linkages, and agricultural marketing, education and communication. He enjoys reading and writing (has over 11 publications published). He also enjoys playing golf and tennis and is interested in abstract art.

Date: 13 December 2018

Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa

Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

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Learning and Mentoring in the Pursuit of Meaning in Life


HOST: Dr. Karma Phuntsho

The founder of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in Bhutan as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.

SPEAKER: Daniel K. Spitzer

Daniel has founded and led several companies in Asia that have successfully combined financial objectives with social and environmental goals, including Plantation Timber Products Group (PTP), which he built into China’s largest sustainable forestry company. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Mountain Hazelnuts, a dedicated team of agricultural, business, and development professionals determined to build a world-class, triple bottomline venture and a major player in the global hazelnut market.

DATE: November 8, 2018
VENUE: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu
TIME: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

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Why does Civil Society matter In Bhutan?


Host: Dr Karma Phuntsho

The Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.

Speaker: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji

Siok Sian Pek-Dorji believes that as a small landlocked country in a global world, Bhutan’s identity lies in its ability to share its own stories. She has been telling Bhutan’s stories through news and magazine articles and documentaries in an effort to record the country’s rich culture, identity and its journey to modernity. Siok Sian is the founder-director of the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, and supports training for creative non-fiction writing, micro documentaries and multimedia storytelling in Bhutan. She is a co-director of the Mountain Echoes literary festival. Siok Sian Pek-Dorji is also a firm believer in the inherent need of growing civil society for Bhutan’s long-term sustainability and sovereignty.

Date: Thursday 13 September 2018

Venue: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NOTE: This session of Bhutan Dialogues will be followed by a short presentation on ‘How to Make a Career Choice?’. This is a special innovation to Bhutan Dialogues so as to provide an additional learning experience for those interested.

༈ འབྲུག་གི་གྲོས་བསྡུར་འཛམ་གླིང་གི་གནད་དོན་དང་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་གོང་འཕེལ་སྐོར་ལས་མནོ་རིག་དང་ལས་འཆར་ཚུ་ཞིབ་དཔྱད་དང་གསུང་གྲོས་གནང་སྟེ་ ཡར་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་མདུན་ལམ་གསལ་བའི་མཁས་པའི་གྲོས་བཤད་དང་མགོ་བསྡུར།

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