SFS - Bhutan Program Research Symposium

Announcements | Posted on 2013-07-10

SFS (The School for Field Studies) -Bhutan Program Research Symposium was held in Thimphu at Hotel Migmar on 9th July 2013. The aim of the symposium was to present the findings of directed research carried out by SFS students during their 6-week program period in Bhutan.

19 undergraduate students from 15 different universities/colleges of the USA were in Bhutan to undertake a 6-week course on Eastern Himalayan Forests, Watersheds, and Rural Livelihoods. This year the students carried out field research on community and private forests in Chumey geog of Bumthang.

The symposium was attended by heads and representatives of various departments and agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and other agencies. Dr. Sangay Wangchuk, Director of the SAARC Forestry Centre presided over the Symposium.

SFS is an independent educational organization based in United States of America. SFS organizes field-based study courses for students to develop environmentally literate citizens, and to promote and protect sustainability of the world’s natural resources. The SFS introduced its programme in Bhutan in 2010 in collaboration with the UWICE.

The SFS students will fly back to their home country on 11th July 2013.