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.

Recent posts

On the Passing of Kofi Annan

On the passing of the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 18 August 2018, the United Nations family in Bhutan would like to express our deepest condolences to his family members. We thank the Royal Government of Bhutan for initiating the lighting of a thousand butter-lamps at the Tashichho Dzong on […]

Read More
Joint UN Statement

Kuzuzangpola. Your Excellency, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN ASG, UNDP Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific and Regional UNDG Chair, ASG Nikhil Seth of UNITAR, Excellencies, Dashos, members of civil society, distinguished participants, colleagues from UN agencies and entities (based both internally and externally), ladies and gentlemen. Introduction […]

Read More
UN Greening Initiative

Students from Mothithang Higher Secondary School paid a visit to the UN House today to learn about the greening initiative inside the UN House compound. The UN House was constructed in 2013 over an area of 6151.22 square meters. Some of the greening initiatives undertaken at the UN House are as follows: 1. Solar GRID […]

Read More

Copyright © 2018 United Nations Country Team. All rights reserved