𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐍𝐎𝐖! Capacity building for forestry field officials in Bhutan 16th – 18th March, 2021 Nature Conservation Division and Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Govt. Organization (DoFPS) have prioritized mapping of HWC hotspots at the national level. The aim is to identify areas under high risk of HWC, understand the interactions, analyse possible drivers, and prioritize conservation efforts. For this, frontline workers must possess adequate skills to map and understand HWC dynamics and prioritize mitigation measures. The
Collaboration as a practice becomes more important than ever now. Collaboration between organizations is essential to ensure better planning and a more efficient use of resources. BFL felt that there are many areas in the BFL project landscape where relevant stakeholders can collaborate. BFL as a donor agency brought relevant stakeholders together to work towards the achievement of a common goal especially pertaining to Eco-tourism programs. BFL presented Ecotourism activities under BFL year 2019-2020 and Ecotourism activities planned for year 2021.
The meeting discussed on the achievements of project in 2020, status and investment of funds, funds released and expenditures reported in 2020, endorsed the Annual Workplan and Budget for 2021. The meeting also discussed the impact of CoVID-19 pandemic on the project implementation, probable impacts for 2021 and measures to mitigate and minimize the impact on the project. The Board members unanimously elected Mr. Michael Philipp as the Board Chair for the next two years (2021-2022) and Dasho Rinzin Dorji, Honourable
The sixth Finance and Investment Committee meeting and first for the year 2021 of Bhutan for Life Fund was held virtually on 210121. The meeting discussed on the status of funds released and expenditures reported in 2020, fund requirements for 2021 from different sources and the investment and safeguarding the BFL fund during the pandemic. The Finance and Investment Committee of BFL Fund consist of members from the BFL Board of Trustees representing International Private Donors and Ministry of Finance, International Bankers and Finance Experts from
Bhutan for Life Fund Secretariat organised a half day meeting today (11 December 2020) on Innovative Financing to source long-term sustainable financing for Protected Area Network after Bhutan for Life Fund exit at the end of 14th year. BFL has 𝟒 𝐆𝐎𝐀𝐋𝐒 , 𝟏𝟔 𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒 and 𝟖1 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐄𝐒 within the project landscape. The meeting discussed on the LEAD AGENCY and TASK FORCE from all the relevant agencies to spearhead in operationalising the milestone sixteen on development and implementation of new sustainable financing