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 mountain 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.