• Awareness workshop for RRCDP held

    12-15 November, Thimphu: In order to sensitise on the  Environmental and Social Management Framework which will ensure the activities of the Remote Rural Communities Development Project (RRCDP), the Policy and Planning Division of the Ministry organised a workshop at the conference hall of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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  • MAGIP Supervision Mission

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supervision mission is in the country for a 4-week joint supervision mission from 5 – 30 November 2013. An annual event, the upcoming supervision mission will particularly assess progress made since the last mission (Nov 2012) particularly following the recommendations of the mid-term review (MTR). The mission would also re-examine the proposal for extension of the project by 18 months as well as the concept note for a new project proposed by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) to IFAD. The mission would further review the post-MTR issues and activities that the project needs to address in order to achieve its development objectives. Finally, selected members of the mission would visit a sample of remote villages to examine and focus on component 1 activities.

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  • Global Snow Leopard Forum

    the delegates at the forum
    the delegates at the forum

    21-23 October: Government Ministers of twelve Snow Leopard Range countries and Heads of International Conservation Community gathered in Bishkek, Kyrgystan Republic, for the first ever Global Snow Leopard Forum (GSLF). The delegates discussed urgent action required for the conservation of the iconic but highly endangered species of the mountain ecosystem. The twelve range countries are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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