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 UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, will be in the country to co-chair the 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) with the Lyonpo Dr. Tandin Dorji, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan which will take place in Thimphu from 12-14 March 2019. The RTM, organized by the Royal Government and in collaboration with United […]Read More
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bhutan is pleased to announce the vacancy for Marketing/ Value Chain Specialist. Please follow the link for more details: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900285&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00Read More
A community-based farmers’ organization, Dzedokha Phacheng (Zingiber cassumunar) Detshen, from Lokchina, Chukha visited the UN House today. The Resident Coordinator, Gerald Daly, met with the 15 farmers. While at the UN House, the farmers received a tour around the UN House with special emphasis on the greening initiative undertaken by the UN in Bhutan. Dzedokha […]Read More
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