BTFEC holds its annual stakeholders’ Workshop

The BTFEC Annual Stakeholders’ Workshop is being held in Wangdue from 23 to 27 December 2019. Project focal persons and finance officers of the on-going and recently approved projects, supported by BTFEC are attending it. This year the workshop is being held with the theme: “Narrowing the Gap through collaboration and partnership in Environmental Conservation.”
The Workshop is conducted with a primary goal to strengthen collaborative approach between the project implementer and BTFEC for effective implementation of the grants, gain knowledge through experience sharing among stakeholders, and bring improvements in the (project management) progress reporting and documentation. The workshop provides a platform in disseminating information/knowledge, best practices, lesson learnt and problem solving. Further, the grantees were oriented on BTFEC’s procurement processes; progress reporting (both financial and technical).  Currently, there are 23 management board (MB) approved grants, six small grants under implementation and three project feasibility and preparatory grants. Nine MB grants projects were recently approved.


The workshop provides an opportunity to:

  • Discuss new developments at BTFEC (Gender mainstreaming and ESS Dashboard, ESS safeguard management, Risk management, Gender mainstreaming)
  • Present findings from Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) 2019 visits by BTFEC
  • Sensitization of ESS Dashboard
  • Table and discuss challenges and experience faced by the grantees (project formulation, implementation completion reports, engaging Media)
  • Have hands on training on technical report, financial reporting and procurement processes
  • Sensitization of ESS Dashboard
  • Targeting setting and development of ESMP
  • Discuss the need to Engage media during project implementation
  • Inform and familiarize on the of Project Feasibility & Preparatory Grant concept
  • Share experiences, lessons learnt and identify way forward

Opening the workshop, the Chairman of BTFEC Management Board said: “With the Blessing of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Majesty’s vision to emerge Bhutan as a pioneer in Conservation, BTFEC has played a critical role in living to this vision. Over the years, BTFEC has revolutionized its grant making processes and reached to the international standards. BTFEC now has reliable, just and technically sound project screening and approving processes in place. Similarly, it has systematic project monitoring and evaluation procedures put in place that is guided by the Strategy Plan.” He added that the grantee should responsibly use every chhertum of the grant money.

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