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.


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།

Bhutan Dialogues is an open platform for dynamic conversations on issues of national interest and with the objective to listen, share and refine our ideas in pursuit of social progress.

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Comparative Development Studies – Indonesia, Afganistan, Rwanda and Bhutan.


HostDr. 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: Yoichiro Ishihara

World Bank’s Resident Representative and Senior Country Economist for Bhutan. Under the leadership of the Country Director, he leads the World Bank programs in Bhutan. He is a macroeconomist with a broad operational expertise, apt technical skills and rich client experience across various regions of the World Bank. He also worked for the policy department in Washington DC on development effectiveness and results management.

DATE: August 9 2018

VENUE: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu

TIME: 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

This session of Bhutan Dialogues will be followed by a short presentation on How to give a good interview. This is a special innovation to Bhutan Dialogues so as to provide an additional learning experience for those interested.

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Where is Mental Health in Our Development?


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: Dr. Chencho Dorji

Bhutan’s first modern psychiatrist and first prison medical officer. He has devoted all of his time and effort in developing the Bhutanese Mental Health Services with main focus on community based mental health care. Among his many interests, he is an ardent follower of the Gross National Happiness philosophy of development. He is also keen on integrating Buddhist Principles in psychotherapy.

DATE: July 12th 2018

VENUE: UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu

TIME: 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

This session of Bhutan Dialogues will be followed by a short presentation on Principles of Good Website Design. This is a special innovation to Bhutan Dialogues so as to provide an additional learning experience for those interested.

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