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  • Press Release: Forty-ninth ICIMOD Board of Governors Meeting 14-18 May, Bhutan

    Bhutan is hosting the forty-ninth Board of Governors (BoG) meeting of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Thimphu. The country is a founding member of ICIMOD and the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Rinzin Dorji, currently serves as its Board Chair. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) serves as the Centre’s focal agency in Bhutan.

    ICIMOD works for the advancement of mountainICIMOD people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. It is governed by its BoG, which consists of one representative each from its eight regional member countries (RMC)-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The ICIMOD Board also consists of independent members nominated by the ICIMOD Support Group (ISG) based on their expertise and professional experience.

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  • G2C database training underway

    20180503_095101In order to achieve an overall improvement in service delivery and farmers and client satisfaction the Department of Livstock (DoL), MoAF is undertaking enhancement of database systems. With the above objective, DoL has endeavored to implement an online service delivery system which will serve as a unified platform for farmers and client agencies for availing services and DoL officials for delivering the same with a significant reduction in turn-around time and farmers and client agencies inconvenience. This new database systems were developed through the technical and financial support of G2C office under the Prime Minister’s Office will transfer the livestock services provided to our clients in the country through digitalised services.

    The National Center for Animal Health (NCAH) under the Department of Livestock, (DoL) and Information & Commmunication Technology Division (ICTD) under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) in collboration with NGN Technologies, Pvt. Ltd. Thimphu who developed the databases are conducting the trainings nation-wide. With completion of the training for the western region in April 2018, similar two days training (ToT) was conducted from 3-4th May 2018 in Gelephu for key focal livestock officials from West-Central and East-Central regions on the following newly developed livestock databases to strengthen livestock services. Continue reading  Post ID 9244

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  • Red Panda Conservation Workshop

    Untitled-1May 1-3, Trashigang: Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary convened first ever Red Panda Conservation workshop at Druk Deothjung Resort with a theme, “Ensuring the future of Red Panda landscape through national and regional collaboration”.

    The workshop reviewed and discussed Red Panda research conducted in Bhutan to identify knowledge gaps, research needs and management strategies. It also shared experience and knowledge on Red Panda research and management interventions implemented in the region and simultaneously exploring trans-boundary conservation need and strategies. It further discussed ways to link Bhutan to wider international Red Panda conservation network for better funding avenues and enhance conservation of Red Panda in Bhutan. The workshop will help to prepare Red Panda Conservation Action Plan at landscape level and address research gap on Red Panda Conservation.

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