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Bhutan Dialogues

Author: Loden Foundation and United Nation in Bhutan

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Bhutan Dialogues aims to invigorate development thinking in Bhutan and challenge experts and practitioners to deliberate on serious issues of development. This is an open space for critical and dynamic conversation with thought leaders and changemakers drawing upon their expertise, achievements and inspiration. Its objective is to refine our ideas and the pursuit of progress, and to align national goals with the global agenda.
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Bhutan Dialogues 21

Bhutan Dialogues 21

2019-10-0701:09:55

Bhutan Dialogues: Royal Civil Service Commission and the Performance of the Civil ServiceAbout this EventSpeaker : Karma Hamu DorjeeAum Karma Hamu Dorjee is currently the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission. She has over 26 years experience in the public sector. She joined the civil service in 1993. Prior to being appointed a the Chairperson, she served as Commissioner for Royal Civil Service Commission. Aum Karma has a Master's degree in Local and Regional Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.Host : Dr. Karma PhuntshoThe Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.
Bhutan Dialogues 20

Bhutan Dialogues 20

2019-09-1801:00:09

Theme: Roles of Central Bank in DevelopmentSpeaker : Yangchen TshogyelMs. Yangchen Tshogyel was appointed as the Deputy Governor of RMA in September 2016. Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Governor, she served as the Director of the Research and Statistics Department. She has a Master's degree in Public Policy, with specialization in Economic Policy from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.Host: Lopen Dr Karma PhuntshoThe Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a development organizationthat promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.
Bhutan Dialogues 19

Bhutan Dialogues 19

2019-08-1301:23:07

Topic: Values and Equality in the 21st centurySpeaker: Swami AgniveshSwami Agnivesh, an activist based in New Delhi, India. Swami Agnivesh a powerful communicator in Hindi and English, has worked on many social issues nationally and internationally.First International Anti-Slavery Award was given to him in London in 1990, Freedom and Human Rights Award in Berne , Switzerland in 1994, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award in 2004 and Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel for Peace in 2004.)Host: Dr. Karma PhuntshoThe Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition.
Bhutan Dialogues 18

Bhutan Dialogues 18

2019-07-2401:09:34

Topic: "Social Media: Emerging Patterns & Discourses"Speaker: Dorji WangchukDorji Wangchuk is currently a researcher, PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Macau - with research focus in social media, sociolinguistics and discourse studies.He worked in the Bhutan Broadcasting Service from 1986 to 2006 and then from 2009 to 2013 he served as the Director of Royal Office of the Media under His Majesty the King’s Secretariat.Host: Gerald DalyGerald Daly is the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Bhutan . Prior to his appointment as RC for Bhutan, he served as Policy Adviser and Team Leader of Programme, Joint Funding and Business Operations in the UN Development Group. His focus areas included ensuring cross-UN ownership and development of Delivering as One at both strategic and operational levels along with funding/implementation of integrated policy work.
Bhutan Dialogues 17

Bhutan Dialogues 17

2019-06-2701:16:06

Topic: "Being the change, Changes the Being"Speaker: Deki ChodenDeki Choden is the founder of Early Learning Centre Primary School and Educating for Lifelong Citizenship High School. She was one of the first women lecturers at Sherubtse College and has served as a teacher and principal for over 30 years. She is a proponent of “EduCARING for Universal Happiness” – the belief that educating the heart is as important as educating the mind to realize the vision of Gross National Happiness in education.Host: Dr Karma PhuntshoThe Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a development organization that promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan's culture and tradition as well as the Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research.
Bhutan Dialogues 16

Bhutan Dialogues 16

2019-05-1601:13:161

Topic: Law is a Story We Tell Each Other in the DarkThe 16th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held on 9th May 2019 with Mr. Michael Peil as the guest speaker.Michael Peil and his family have lived in Bhutan since the beginning of 2013. He presently serves as the Vice Dean and an Associate Professor of Law at JSW School of Law in Taba, where he also teaches International Law and Tort Law.
Bhutan Dialogues 15

Bhutan Dialogues 15

2019-04-2501:28:59

The 15th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held on 11 April 2019 with Aum Tashi Pem as the guest speaker.Aum Tashi Pem has more than 19 years work experience in development work in Bhutan with focus on local government, decentralization, and civil society engagement. Currently, she is the Country Director of HELVETAS. Aum Tashi holds a Masters Degree in Policy, Management and Government from the University of York, United Kingdom.
Bhutan Dialogues 14

Bhutan Dialogues 14

2019-02-1301:10:21

The 14th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held with host Dr. Karma Phuntsho and Guest Speaker Mr Jurgen Nagler on 17 January 2019 at UN House.Juergen Nagler is the Resident Representative a.i of UNDP Bhutan is an international development practitioner with over 20 years' experience in successfully delivering global, regional and field projects with UNDP, UN Global Compact, the private sector and international NGOs. He joined the UN after 10-year career with major international companies in the areas of marketing, business developmenty and Corporate Social Responsibility.He holds Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in International Development. He is currently pursuing PhD in exploring the roles of mindsets for human development and the SDGs. He is passionate about transformative and holistic human development approaches, therefore, he also co-founded a grass-roots development NGO and the global UN Transformation
Bhutan Dialogues 13

Bhutan Dialogues 13

2019-02-1201:15:11

The 13th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held with host Dr. Karma Phuntsho and Guest Speaker Dorji Dhradhul on 13 december at UN House.Dorji Dhradhul, currently the Dzongda (Governer) of Gasa Dzongkhag since April 2015, is a writer, a Desuup (Guardian of Peace) and a social worker among other things in his professional career that spans over 20 years.He completed his Masters of Science (Agriculture Extension) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and studied at Peridiniya University in Sri Lanka for his undergraduate studies in Baclelor of Science (Agriculture). He has worked at various capacities in areas of agriculture research, policy and development. agriculture marketing and cooperatives before he was appointed as the Gasa Dzongda in 2015.He is also a writer and has published numerous articles in Kuensel and research papers. He also authored 'Escapades Awakenings' - a novel that presents a uniquely different take on life in Bhutan, moving beyond the clichéd descriptions and traditional tales to lift the veil of misty romanticism and offer a glimpse into the stark realities of its society.
Bhutan Dialogues 12

Bhutan Dialogues 12

2019-02-1101:15:24

On 12th session of #BhutanDialogues which was scheduled on 8 November (the second Thursday of the month) from 4:00 pm at UN House, Kawajangsa, Thimphu.On the conversation between our host, Dr Karma Phuntsho, the Founder and President of Loden Foundation and our speaker, Daniel Spitzer, the Chairman/CEO of #MountainHazelnuts, BhutanDaniel Spitzer is the Chairman/CEO, Mountain Hazelnuts Group, Bhutan. Since the early 1990’s, Daniel has founded and led companies in Asia that have successfully combined financial objectives with social and environmental goals, including Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) and Plantation Timber Products Group (PTP).In a unique public-private-community partnership MH is planting 10 million hazelnut trees on degraded mountainsides to rehabilitatr fragile ecosystems and sequester CO2. In the process tens of thousands of mountain farmers have the opportunity to generate income. MH is Bhutan’s first 100% FDI and its shareholders include the IFC (of the World Bank Group) and Asian Development Bank.MH draws on the PTP model, which engaged 700,000 farmer partners growing trees on deforested mountains and vulnerable river regions in Sichuan China that served as raw material for PTP’s sustainable forest products. PTP built state-off-the-art factories, then established 1,000+ retail stores, and well-recognized brands to generate strong cash flow.Earlier in his career, Daniel was Partner in a US$ 10 billion private equity fund that invested in Asian companies. Daniel received a Masters from Stanford University and a BA from University of California, Berkeley. Daniel is been a regular lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, focusing on entrepreneurship and social impact. He and his wife have a son and daughter, both of whom grew up in Asia and now have international careers.
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Phuntsho Namgay

Great conversation. Thank you!

Feb 13th
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