Stakeholders discussed National Highland Flagship Program

A consultative meeting on National Highland Flagship Program was held on February 27 to seek endorsement of its concept note and agreement on forming a technical working group.

The program is the first among flagship programs to reach the final stage of implementation. Flagship programs are major means to achieve the NKRA besides AKRAs and LGKRAs. The programs involve multi–sector interventions to address key national issues; therefore, the Royal Government places high priority to these programs. As a strategic approach to addressing issues and challenges, the broad interventions shall take place under eight thematic areas: policy, education, health, energy, communication, livelihood, and tradition and culture.

The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary. Dasho Secretaries from various ministries and other senior officials were also present. The Department of Livestock and PPD jointly with GNHC organised the meeting.

The program stakeholders are the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, National Land Commission Secretariat, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Highlanders, Local Governments, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of Work and Human Settlement, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, and Royal Bhutan Army.

 

Submitted by Department of Livestock

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