The UN in Bhutan organized the 2nd Half day workshop on Access to Finance for CSOs titled Workshop on financing CSOs in Bhutan, on 4 December 2017, 9:30 – 13:00. Workshop objectives were to introduce development finance and general idea of development finance landscape in Bhutan and to have a discussion on funding challenges that Bhutanese CSOs face through peer learning group activity. 20 officers from 15 CSOs attended the workshop and had a good peer to peer discussion on resource mobilization challenges.
Dasho Kinley Dorji (Why discuss Media and Development?)
Dasho Kinley Dorji is the Editor of the Druk Journal. He has worked in the Bhutanese media for more than three decades, served as Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication seven years, and retired in June 2016. As a young pensioner, he plans to write about life around him. Dasho Kinley will be Bhutan Dialogue’s first guest on October 12th, 2017. Dasho Kinley Dorji and Dr. Karma Phuntso will be discussing the topic “Why discuss Media and Development?”
On 29 May 2017, International Day for Peacekeepers, Ms. Dorji Om was awarded a medal as one of the fallen UN Volunteers. Ms. Om passed away on 22 September 2016 while serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia. Prior to her assignment in Liberia, she worked for the UN in Bhutan and very closely with many of UN Staff here in Bhutan.
On 2 August 2017, on behalf of the UN in Bhutan, the Resident Coordinator, Gerald Daly, sincere appreciation to Ms. Om’s family and handed over the medal to her family member (Ms. Dechen Paden).