On March 10th, the beneficiaries of Chuzagang & Sershong geogs under Sarpang district came together to frame by-laws for a water user association (WUA), under Taklai irrigation scheme. This scheme is the biggest irrigation scheme in terms of length, area coverage & number of beneficiaires.
For the first time in Bhutan, an Asian regional learning event on Behaviour Change Communication in sanitation & hygiene is underway in Paro, from 9 to 12 March, 2015. There are participants from six countries. The event is organised by SNV Bhutan & Public Health Engineereing Division, Ministry of Health.
In Bhutan, SNV Bhutan joined the country and its partners in celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014 with the launch of the female leadership training manual titled “Strengthening Female Leadership in Farmers’ Groups and Cooperatives”, Empowering women for better participation and decision making by the Queen Mother, Her Majesty Galyum Sangay Choden Wangchuk in Haa district.
On February 16th, the Minister of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, opened the 3-day National PES Inception Workshop to an audience of over 65 selected stakeholders representing the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Turning our experience into knowledge helps us, our partners and others to up-scale proven practices and adapt them to new contexts. We constantly validate and leverage the use of knowledge.
In this Year of the Water Snake, SNV is celebrating our silver jubilee in Bhutan. From July in 2013, with our government and local partners and team, we will be looking back together at 25 years of working in partnership.