January 27, 2016
On August 21, 2015, the Bhutan Foundation officially signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and on January 21, 2016, finalized five project agreements amounting to about USD 1.4 million to support various projects throughout the country. The MoU with the Royal Government of Bhutan enables the Bhutan Foundation and the GNHC to cooperate in advancing the government’s efforts to bring about positive changes in the lives of the Bhutanese people. Additionally, the agreement enables the Foundation’s government partners to identify critical areas that are in need of support. The Bhutan Foundation has agreed to provide technical and financial assistance in supporting tiger conservation, understanding climate change, monitoring Bhutan’s forest cover, restoring cultural heritage sites, and further improving special education and health care throughout the country. We are proud to continue this partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan in advancing positive growth and development in the country.