Bhutan’s Renewable Energy Roadmap intends to strengthen existing institutional environment and provide strategic direction to the government to develop renewable energy during the 12th Plan and beyond. More specifically, the RE Roadmap has been framed to achieve the RE development goals of the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), underlined in periodic plans and RE policy documents. Top priorities include: energy security; reduction in trade deficit; reduction in GHG emission; conservation of forest; improvement of living standards of rural population through reduction in indoor air pollution, and better space heating/cooling and productive end uses. The roadmap will cover the period up to year 2030, which has been divided into four time slots: 2017, 2020, 2025 and 2030 to look into the demand and supply scenario.
In preparation for its upcoming (2019-2023) United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) One Programme, the UN System in Bhutan has undertaken the Common Country Analysis (CCA) to provide an assessment of the country’s key development issues and challenges. The CCA, in conjunction with related analytical modules—the Population Situation Analysis 2017, Vision 2030, Comparative Advantages of UN Agencies, Capacity Assessment, and Development Finance Assessment—will provide the evidence base to help guide the UN Country Team (UNCT), with a coordinated approach in focusing and prioritising engagement and support to Bhutan’s development efforts during most of the country’s 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) period (2018-2023).
This United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDPF) articulates the collective vision of the UN system in Bhutan for 2019-2023.
Achieving Agenda 2030 and graduating from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category in a sustainable manner requires continued partnership between the Royal Government of Bhutan, its development partners, key stakeholders, as well as between UN agencies.
Focusing on sustainable development as Bhutan becomes a Lower Middle-Income Country (LMIC) will help ensure a smooth transition and avoid a reversal of results already achieved.
The overall goal of the United Nations’ support to Bhutan from 2019 to 2023 is to support “A Just, harmonious and sustainable Bhutan where no one is left behind”. Based on a theory of change, the UN aims to mobilize and invest an estimated USD 120 million to achieve results in four outcome areas, by 2023.
The Resident Coordinator of UN in Bhutan, Gerald Daly, visited the Gaeddu College of Business Studies , Samtse College of Education and College of Science and Technology. Attached is the power point presentation on “UN Leadership & Interning in UN Bhutan”