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.
World Population Day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, established as the Day the world population reached 5 Billion on 11 July 1987. It is the most important day in the UNFPA calendar, taking on extra significance this year when we mark the 50th anniversary of UNFPA’s founding, […]Read More
International Experience from National Colleagues The Good, The Bad and The Ugly In recognizing that many national staff working for the United Nations in Bhutan are keen on pursuing international assignment to enhance their career, the Resident Coordinator’s Office took the opportunity to invite two UN national staff who have been on […]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
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