National Awareness Workshop on Global Environment Facility and Persistent Organic Pollutants
The two-day workshop on the National Awareness Workshop on the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/ Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) was jointly organized by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and UNDPGEF Small Grants Programme. It was held on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2010 at Hotel Taj Tashi, Thimphu. There were 53 participants including the resource persons attending the workshop. The workshop participants included representatives from all relevant government agencies, private sector, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), UNDP and the media. The workshop was formally opened by the Chief Guest, Dasho Nado Rinchen, a member of the Royal Privy Council. Read more>>
The Annual Review and Planning Workshop for the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) supported projects was held on 24th and 25th June, 2010, Paro. The representatives/office bearers of community-based groups, NGOs and relevant government agencies participated in the workshop. There were 35 participants. The workshop was organized and co-financed by UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme and the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) which is the operational focal point for GEF in Bhutan.
The UNDP GEF SGP has implemented 27 projects during the OP 4 starting from 2007 till 2010. Most projects have been successfully completed while others are still in the process of implementation. Fe!
w projects have run into unexpected problems and constraints in the process of project implementation. Some of these projects were implemented under the aegis of various NGOs in the country viz: Tarayana, National Women