Kengkhar Gewog in eastern Bhutan is an example of a whole community facing severe water shortages due to climate change. There was not a single day, 54-year old Lungten Zangmo, remembers not worrying about the challenges of not having access to water. It was a common sight to see children and women fetching water from distant common sources in their community, often at night. Many young children had to sacrifice their education as fetching water for their homes was considered a more pressing domestic need.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’s MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (9 August 2018) Indigenous peoples have a profound spiritual connection to their lands and resources. Yet, increasingly, indigenous persons are migrating within their countries and across international borders. The reasons are complex and varied. Some are subject to displacement or relocation without […]Read More
Applications open for BICOB 2018 team. Please send in your applications by April 25. Hurry! The competition will bring together 30 entrepreneurs in the making which includes 20 from Idea Stage and 10 from Startup stage. Three winners from each category will receive a special mention from High School Students’ pool and will be awarded […]Read More
If you are not aware or haven’t heard about it? You are not late! Business Idea Competition of Bhutan (BICOB) 2018; an awareness program just started with two institutes in Thimphu and ended with Royal Thimphu College from April 3 to April 18. After visiting schools and Technical Training Insitutes across Punakha #DarshidingHSS #TTIKhuruthang, Haa […]Read More
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