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  • Fourth National One Health Workshop

    The Conference was held at Namsay Choeling Resort

    December 19 to 21, Paro: The concept of “One Health” is gaining momentum and is a high priority at the global, regional and national levels. To this effect Bhutan has already started operationalising the “One Health Concept” with the endorsement of Bhutan One Health Strategy Plan by the Government. The Concept is critical because the health of humans and animals is interlinked and majority of emerging, re-emerging, and endemic human diseases have their origins at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. More than 60% known human pathogens originate from animals and about 75% emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic (disease transmitted from animals to humans) in nature. Therefore, there is a shared responsibility and synergic potential for collaboration between public health, animal health and the environment sectors in the efforts to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases.

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  • PSC meeting for EU-TCP in support of RNR Sector held

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    December 20, Thimphu: The 4th Project Steering Committee( PSC) meeting for the EU-Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) in support of RNR Sector was held chaired by the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji.

    The meeting reviewed and discussed the implementation status of the project activities, budget utilisation and action plan for the next six months.  The PSC members approved the action plan and budget plan for the next six months and also recommended the project coordination unit (PCU) to expedite the release of the remaining fund from the EU to enable the implementation of the activities as planned.

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  • NBC receives ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018

    The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announced the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award 2018 on the occasion of International Mountain Day on 11 December 2018 to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. This year, the award was conferred to the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Bhutan and Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal.

    NBC was awarded for the initiatives carried out in the consortium-based Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt). NBC is pleased to receive the award as it recognised the work internationally the centre has been carrying out in collaboration with its partner agencies.

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