The Gross National Happiness Commission and UNDP Bhutan signed a partnership agreement today to mark the start of a new UNDP-supported COVID-19 Response and Recovery Project funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through UNDP.
The project “Innovation for a Smarter, Greener and More Resilient 21st Century Bhutan” is worth US$ 1,550,000 which will be implemented over the next nine months. It is part of a global UNDP Project geared towards COVID-19 Response and Recovery, and Bhutan is one of the 11 countries in the Asia Pacific, and 29 globally, selected for the funding.
The project will support the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) in its coronavirus response and recovery efforts to bring about transformational change by strengthening the country’s health system and addressing socio-economic impacts of the pandemic through innovative solutions.
Photo: (From left to right) UNDP Resident Representative Azusa Kubota and GNHC Secretary Thinley Namgyel at the signing of the project.