While entrepreneurship is gaining momentum in Bhutan due to the emergence of incubators, co-working spaces and start-up competitions, encouraging youth to consider entrepreneurship as a rewarding career option remains a challenge. Low level of perception of entrepreneurship as a serious career path, a mindset further propagated within a traditional family environment, has largely yet to evolve with the push for entrepreneurship in the country. This report finds that training and coaching opportunities to build skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs are widely available at idea and early growth stages. However, a limited offering is available to support start-ups to grow and mature into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Knowledge in areas such as packaging, meeting standards and quality requirements, marketing and branding are crucial when approaching international buyers.
On April 10, Lungo one of the most remote settlements in Bhutan opened its early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. UNICEF and the Ministry of Education inaugurated the centre for more than 15 children of the nomads. “This is the first time that an ECCD has been set-up at such a remote community on a […]Read More
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,800 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 98 last year. Bhutan […]Read More
The United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, the United Nations in Bhutan and Faculty of Nursing and Public Health launched the Digital Access to Research (DAR) today. The Technology Bank aims “to strengthen the science, technology and innovation capabilities of the world’s least developed countries, so that they are no longer […]Read More
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