The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Bhutan, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, would like to recruit a National Consultant for six months to help develop and deliver training on community-based forest management in five pilot Community Forests.
Interested bidders may submit CVs, technical and financial proposals with detailed budget requirement breakdown by 12 June 2015 or contact FAO Country Office, Thimphu at 322424 ext-291 or by email at FAO-BT@fao.org for details.
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Message from the Director General, Dr David James Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
Improving disaster resilience- Lessons from the Nepal earthquake
As the world celebrates World Environment Day, central Nepal, where ICIMOD is headquartered, is still recovering from a large earthquake that hit on 25 April 2015. We cannot think of the usual topics surrounding World Environment Day – clean water, clean air, well managed natural resources – without thinking of what the earthquake has done to the people of the region. To what extent can their lives be restored?
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To mark World Environment Day 2015, ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2015 on 5 June for the second consecutive year. The award recognises innovations, use and applications of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) that help to promote mountain development and environmental conservation. More details are given below and also available on our website at www.icimod.org/ict4md
ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH). However, we do not yet have a comprehensive picture of its use, application and proliferation in the mountain environment context. We hope that through this annual ICT for Mountain Development Award, we will be able to learn more about its usage and application – where, how and what is being done in the region to benefit mountain communities.
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In order to join the Nation in Social Forestry Day celebration on 2nd June 2015 coinciding with the Coronation day of the 4th King, a commemorative plantation was carried out at the National Piggery Development Centre (NPiDC) campus at Gelephu. Around 300 saplings of horticultural and aesthetic values were planted covering area of one acre. Species include aracanut, mango, leechi, coffee and ashoka saplings.
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