Democracy in action in Bhutan

Saturday, 11.03.2017 – Saturday, 11.03.2017

A Swiss visitor walking along a street with two local people in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu
In Bhutan, the SDC has helped to push through several important reforms by means of a consistently constructive dialogue with the local authorities. © SDC

The SDC concluded its activities in Bhutan at the end of 2016. Switzerland’s contribution to the country's democratisation will be the subject of a panel discussion on 11 March 2017 in Bern.

Location: Generationenhaus, Bern. Free entry on registration

From 2007 to 2016, the SDC focused its cooperation activities in Bhutan on governance. At the request of the Bhutanese authorities, the SDC supported a variety of projects with the aim of making public institutions more transparent and increasing citizen participation in decision-making processes. 

To mark the conclusion of the SDC’s activities in Bhutan, a panel discussion will be held to bring various representatives of the SDC and this small Himalayan kingdom together to discuss Switzerland’s contribution to the country's democratisation. The event will include musical interludes, an exhibition and a drinks reception with food. 

Flyer: Panel discussion "Deepening Democracy in Bhutan - the contribution of SDC", March 11th, 2017 (PDF, Number of pages 2, 256.8 kB, English)

To register by email: eastasia@eda.admin.ch