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Reducing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Bhutan

The most significant impact of climate change in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures. The result is that glaciers in Bhutan are receding at a rate of 30-60 meters per decade. The melting ice from these receding glacie more

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Rural enterprises build community economy

Of late, the people living in Chaskar village in Eastern Bhutan have a local champion to look up to. Tenzin Dorji has brought about a quiet revolution to the village. The innovative young man was never short of dreams. In 2010, he decided to establish an incense-manufacturing unit. His proposal to t more

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Students participate in Youth and Democracy Forum

The Bhutan Center for Media & Democracy (BCMD) is the first civil society organization to undertake the responsibility of promoting education in media and democracy and stimulating citizen's engagement in discussions on public interest. The BCMD is supported under UNDP's Good Governance project. more

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Working on building communities

Pema Thinley at 23, never thought he would have money to support his small family. Already married with two children and a small time farmer he had no access to cash income. Like other villagers in Digala, Zhemgang he lived in a bamboo shack with banana leaves as a roof. As the seasons changed, he w more