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Conversation Report: Bhutanese Youth -Their Aspirations, Concerns, and Mandate

Conversation , Volume 7, Issue II of The Druk Journal titled Bhutanese Youth-Their Aspirations, Concerns and Mandate was published in November 2021. The journal consists of 17 articles from 18 different writers including 6 youth taking a look at the current situation of youth, the impact of these trends on society,...

Conversation Report: Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis

Conversation , Volume 7, Issue 1 of The Druk Journal titled Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis was published in March 2021. 800 copies of the journal were printed. The journal consists of 15 articles from 18 different writers, both local and international, that looked at several different sectors within the society...

Conversation Videos: Urban Bhutan – the Story

ConversationNews & AnnouncementsUncategorized , The first Druk Journal conversation for the latest issue ‘Urban Bhutan – the Story’ saw three speakers who contributed to the journal speak about the rapid urbanisation of Thimphu, failure of implementing the Thimphu Structure Plan, the need for community participation in the development process, and the need for...

Conversation Report: Urban Bhutan – the Story

Conversation , The first Druk Journal conversation on the fall 2020 issue – Urban Bhutan – the Story was held on 1 December 2020. More than 22 participants were present at The Media Lab, which included the current and former Thimphu Thrompons, urban planners from the Ministry of Works and Human...

Conversation Videos: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

ConversationNews & Announcements , The second Druk Journal Conversation on Bhutan in the Age of Technology had three speakers who contributed to the journal speak about Bhutan’s national ICT policy, ICT in education and DHI’s initiatives to grow the national ICT initiatives. Check out the speaker presentations here: Jigme Tenzing: https://bit.ly/36PoVi5 Ujjwal Deep...

Conversation Report: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

Conversation ,   The first-ever online Druk Journal Conversation was held on June 30 on the spring 2020 issue – Bhutan in the Age of Technology. There were more than 40 participants including students and faculty members of Gyalpoizhing College of Information and Technology (GCIT) and senior members of all political...

Coneversation Report: Tourism in Bhutan

Conversation , The Conversation on “Tourism in Bhutan” was held on October 28, 2019 – attended by government officials, parliamentarians, political parties, media, CSOs, international agencies, independent observers, tour operators, hoteliers, guides association, travel agents. The Conversation is an informal exchange among people who care for Bhutan, who understand Bhutan’s interests,...

Conversation Report: Educating Bhutan

Conversation , The Druk Journal Conversation on the issue “Educating Bhutan” took place on July 29th with members of the Academic Board of the Royal University of Bhutan. The Conversation was introduced by the Editor of TDJ who summed up the questions, views, and analysis conveyed in the 18 articles on the...

Conversation Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Sherubtse College

Conversation , After conduct of two successive seminars on ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) took the seminar to Sherubtse College in Kanglung, Trashigang. The seminar with students and faculty members from two colleges, Sherubtse College and Younphula Centenary College was held on 6 May at the...

Conversation & Seminar Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Gedu College of Business Studies

Conversation , A Druk Journal team conducted a conversation and seminar on “Transforming Bhutan’s Economy” at Gedu College of Business Studies (GCBS) on 15 and 16 March with faculty members and students. The conversation and the seminar brought together 56 faculty members in Conversation on March 15 and 422 students at...

Conversation Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Thimphu TechPark

Conversation , The Druk Journal held the first Conversation on the 8th issue, ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, at TechPark Thimphu on Friday, 1 March. More than 70 people from various organisations as well as young entrepreneurs, civil servants, civil society organisation members, and officials of the Royal Monetary Authority attended the Conversation....

Druk Journal Conversation: Sherubtse College

Conversation , Civil society and Democracy On April 17 and 18 we organised two Conversations at Sherubtse College in Kanglung, one with the Political Science students and one with Media students. The Conversations covered two issues of The Druk Journal – civil society and democracy. We discussed the concept and role...

Conversation Reflects 10 Years of Democracy

Conversation , Reflecting 10 Years of Democracy Phuentsholing, March 29, 2018 The Druk Journal Conversation on “Democracy in Bhutan” attended by 43 representatives of civil society organisations. Given the theme, the premise of the Conversation is the relevance and importance of civil society as the “third sector” in national governance. With...

Conversation Report: Civil Society

Conversation , 9 February 2018 With democratisation, the discussions on civil society are picking up. More so after 21 CSOs received the National Order of Merit (Gold) from His Majesty The King in December 2016. This signifies the acceptance of the importance of civil society as the “third” sector in democratic...

Conversation Report: The Sustainability of Bhutan

Conversation , June 24 2017 The Conversation on the “Sustainability of Bhutan” (Druk Journal 5) was attended by 47 participants in Thimphu. Representing the government, private sector, civil society, political parties, and international agencies, the two-and-a–half hour Conversation raised a number of questions and comments on sustainability in both the Bhutanese...

Conversation Report: Youth Matters

Conversation , It is not even a town. It is a small settlement in Paro that you usually drive through in about three minutes. But at night the scene changes. You don’t want to be on the wrong side of groups of youth who have had one many drinks, smoked roadside...

Conversation Report: on the 2nd and 3rd Issues of the Druk Journal

Conversation , 14th September 2016 The third issue of the Druk Journal, carrying the theme Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change, was released on 14th September 2016 at the third in the series of the Druk Journal Conversations in Thimphu. The event brought together 42 participants from the media, civil society,...

Conversation Report: National Identity

Conversation , 28th April and 28th July 2015 The launch of The Druk Journal The Druk Journal was launched on 28th April 2015 on the occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, with the inaugural issue on National Identity dedicated to the sixtieth birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck. A diverse mix of participants...