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The project aims to reduce unemployment, especially among youth and women through skills training and increased opportunities for self-employment and small businesses.
In collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Gross National Happiness Commission coordinates the overall implementation and project overview. The project aspires to ensure that an MDGs based monitoring and evaluation system is integrated into the national monitoring and evaluation system.
The project aims to promote micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and generate employment by creating an enabling environment and with the support of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Members of the Parliament, Committees and Secretariat capacities enhanced towards gender sensitive Parliament
The project aims at contributing towards the success of the parliamentary democratic system in Bhutan by strengthening the capacity of the Parliament, which includes the National Assembly and the National Council.
Within a decade, there has been a rapid increase of media organizations in the country, a result of a liberalized media policy. UNDP’s cooperation with the Department of Information and Media (DoIM) is largely formed by the outcomes of the Media Development Assessment (MDA) carried out in 2010, and the strategic framework developed as a result.
The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) is committed to protecting, promoting, and upholding the rights of women, ensuring gender justice and women’s empowerment.
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Bhutan is prone to natural hazards due to its fragile geological conditions, steep terrain, vulnerable ecosystem, great elevation differences, variable climatic conditions and active tectonic processes taking place in the Himalayas.
The most significant climate change impact in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures.
Bhutan’s urbanization rate is one of the highest in the world (7% during 2003-2005). According to the Population and Housing Census in 2005, 31% of country’s population was living in urban areas.
The context of recent geophysical and hydro-meteorological disasters underscore the importance of regulatory measures such as safe building practices, urban planning, building codes and by-laws as well as need for greater awareness and technical knowhow with regard to building construction and conservation of cultural monuments.
Environment and Energy
Bhutan has one of the highest per capita consumption of fuel wood in the world at almost 1.3 tonnes per person.The SRBE Project was initiated to reduce the annual biomass/ fuel wood consumption and GHG emissions in Bhutan.
Gender mainstreaming at project level means energy and environment (E&E) projects are designed to ensure that both women and men equally participate and benefit from a project. In some cases, women may be more disadvantaged than men in similar circumstances.
The HCFC phase-out management plan of Bhutan stems from the firm commitment to protect and preserve the environment and to maintain the negative carbon emission status.