BTI in collaboration with the Committee of Community Members (CCM) and the Gewog Administration of Phangkhar Gewog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag, conducted a social audit on some selected schemes of the Gewog. Our sincere gratitude to the Gewog Administration for the support and the commitment to supporting the civic engagement program in the future.

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2/12/2019: BTI in collaboration with Neptune Holiday observed the zero waste hour.

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Bhutan Transperancy Initiative supported CCC and CCM technically in capacity building training on “Social Accountability Tools” to two committies in Gelephu.

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1/11/19. Signing of contract between the Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC), Committee of Community Members (CCM) of Gelephu and Bhutan Transparency Initiative for the implementation of a project titled ‘Civic Engagement in Local Governance’ in Gelephu.

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Capacity building of the students on SA and institution of a Club (Youth Practitioner for Accountability) in the College of Natural Resources.81 students participated for the two days program. The project is supported by UNDP Bhutan.

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The final day of the SA training ended with the assessment of the hostel and the mess services of the college through the use of Community Score Card (CSC), followed by an interface meeting between the service providers and the service receivers. BTI would like to thank the president, management, student government and all the participants of Gedu College of Business Studies for their support.

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Introducing Social Accountability and its tool to the students of Gedu College.

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We are overwhelmed by the participation of the students and faculty members of GCBS. More than 400 participated for the advocacy and sensitization program on Corruption and Anti-Corruption Initiatives of the country. The advocacy program will be followed by a 2 days training program on Social Accountability.We would like to thank the president and the management of the college for the support.The project is supported by UNDP Bhutan.

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Sensitization and advocacy in College of Science and Technology (CST). Our sincere gratitude to the President and the management of the college for slotting in our program despite the academic session being in full swing. Thanks to all the students for your participation.

The program is supported by UNDP Bhutan.

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The signing of MOU between ACC and BTI.13/9/2019. Towards strengthening and promoting cooperation in preventing corruption in the country, Bhutan Transparency Initiative signed an MOU with the Anti-Corruption Commission.This is the 2nd event of the signing of an MOU following the successful implementation of the 1st document signed in 2014.

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27/08/2019. BTI bid Farewell to our Admin/Finance Officer, Mr. Kinley Penjor. He has been in BTI for the last 4 years and contributed in building a strong administration and financial management system. We commend his integrity, dedication and sense of belongingness that he demonstrated in his works with the organization. BTI wish him all the best in his new endeavor.

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12/08/2019. BTI attended the consultative meeting called on by the Good Governance Committee (GGC) of National Council (NC) of Bhutan. The meeting discussed on the findings from the research report titled ‘Anti-Corruption Agency Strengthening initiative Assessment of The Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission 2015’.

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Our Waste, Our Responsibility! Observing “Zero Waste Hour” by BTI in colaboration with Neptune Holiday on 2nd August 2019. 

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On 16th July BTI had an interactive session with visiting faculty members and staff from the North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR) Nagaland, at BTI office. 

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Bhutan Transparency Initiative and our neighbor, Neptune Holidays Bhutan joined the nation in observing the “Zero Waste Hour.” As a part of the event, we dedicated one hour to clean our surrounding areas to make it a waste-free environment and inculcate a civic responsibility of managing our own waste.

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On 20th and 21st June BTI in collobration with NERSWN (North East Research and Social Work Networking) had a consultation on Trans-Boundary Cooperation for Effective Management of Water Risk at Kokrajhar, Assam, India. 

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On 16/06/2019 the Committee of Community Members in Gelephu Thromde  conducted a performance audit on the drinking water services and construction and maintenance of the drain in the Thromde area despite the heavy rain. 

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Towards assessing the community (user) satisfaction on LG’s service delivery in Phangkhar Gewog, BTI facilitated the practical exercise of Social Accountability (SA) tool. Community Score Card (CSC) was applied to assess the services of Community Center and the quality of a Farm road. The program was a part of a learning exercise for the members of the Committee of Community Members (CCM) formed as a part of the civic engagement pilot project in the gewog.

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After successfully completing the 2 days workshop on civic engagement in Gelephu, BTI conducted a similar workshop at Phangkhar Gewog in Zhemgang. The program is a part of women engagement and empowerment project supported by the Kingdom of 🇳🇱

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Consultative planning workshop between Gelephu Thromde and members of CCM (committee of community members) held on 07/06/19.

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Visit of Hon’ble Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering to Bhutan Transparency Initiative as part of PMO’s initiative called ‘AM with PM.
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CSOs interactive session with the parliamentarians held at Terma Linca in Thimphu.

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Door to door advocacy program on the services of Advocacy and Legal Advice Program in Gelephu.

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Conducted five days, Social Accountability Training to amplify the voice of rural women for inclusive development in Pantang Zhemgang.

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Advocacy and sensitization program on ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) in various Gewogs in Thimphu Dzongkhag. 

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Brief meeting with the NERSWN ( North East Research and Socail Work Networking) to discuss collaboration and cooperation between the two organizations.

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Conducted five days, Social Accountability Training to amplify the voice of rural women for inclusive development in Gelephu.

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Meeting with Committee of Concerned Citizen and Committee of Legal Experts of ALAP for review and update on ALAPs programs and to develop advocacy contents for ALAP and BTI.

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30/01/2019. As a part of legal resource mapping for the CSOs in the country, BTI organized a focus group discussion with the CSO Core Coordination Committee and other CSO members together with legal professionals at Tara Phendeyling hotel

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Beginning of the 1st day of new year 2019 in BTI. Happy New Year to everyone!!!🙂🙂🙂

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Exhibition of the highlights of Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP) at the Peer Learning Symposium 2018

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Annual Members Meeting  14th December 2018.

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Commemoration of IACD 2018 in Gelephu.

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Bhutan Transparency Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Local Governance conducted Social Accountability Training to Chiwog Development Committee of Chang gewog Thimphu. 

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Capacity building program on ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) to our members of CCC (Committee of Concerned Citizens), CLE (Committee of Legal Experts), and YES (Youth Engagement and Support) in Thimphu.

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The Capacity Building of the CCC (Committee of Concerned Citizen), Committee of legal Expert (CLE) and YES (Youth Engagement and Support).

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Bhutan Transparency participated in a ‘Study Visit
and Experience Consolidation Workshop on Mainstreaming Social Accountability’. The 4 days workshop was organized in Rangpur, Bangladesh by LOGIN Asia in collaboration with CARE Bangladesh.

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15/7/2018. The members of the CCC (Committee of Concerned Citizen) of the ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) in Gelephu had a meeting to develop an annual work plan of the committee and discuss on the way forward to roll out the advocacy programs of ALAP.

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The members of the Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC) came together to form the working committee and develop a work plan for the Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP).

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BTI signed an MOU with the Committee of Expert (CLE) to foster collaboration and partnership in implementing the Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP) in Thimphu.

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The institution of CLE (Committee of Legal Expert) for ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) in Gelephu.

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Election of office barer of CCC (Committee of Concerned Citizen) and signing MOU with the committee for ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) in Gelephu.

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Bhutan Transparency Initiative had a meeting with the very importation component of the ALAP (Advocacy and Legal Advice Program) called Committee of Legal Experts (CLE) 

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28/6/2018. To foster partnership and collaboration towards implementing Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP), BTI signed MOU with the committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC).

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Institution of Committee of Concerned Citizen (CCC) for the Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP).

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BTI inaugurated the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center in Thimphu today. The inauguration ceremony was followed by a consultative meeting with the Committee of Legal Experts (CLE) .

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Consecration of BTI’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Center in Gelephu Thromdhe with support from European Union Delhi through the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Bhutan.

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National Debate Competition on Climate Finance and Governance held at the College of Natural Resources

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Engaging Youth for Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity

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Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP) in Thimphu

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Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on Advocacy and Legal Advice Program (ALAP) in Gelephu

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Global Standard for CSO Accountability Workshop 13/3/2018

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International Anti-Corruption Day 2017

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YMTA Youth Forum

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CSO Fair 2017: “Celebrating Civil Society”

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International Training on Democratic Decentralization, Kerala Institute for Local Administration, Kerala, India.

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Sensitization on National Corruption Barometer Report 2016 to the Civil Society Organizations


Presentation of Key Findings From CRC Report to the Economic Affairs Committee, National Council of Bhutan 2017.


YES, Members Visit to Voluntary Action Network India in Delhi 2017.


Presentation of Preliminary findings fr0m “Citizen’s Perception on Implementation of Eleventh Five Year Plan At The Mid-Term Feedback on Basic Public Services (2017) to the stakeholders.


Social Accountability Program in Zhemgang

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Stakeholder Workshop on “How Can We Strengthen Social Accountability in Bhutan?” – Supported by CFLI.


YES members in the field for the collection of primary data for CRC.


The launch of National Corruption Barometer Report 2016 and an Awareness Video (Combating Corruption).


Public Service Delivery Assessment Survey
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Interaction with the new YES members from Paro College of Education.


Consultative meeting for ALAP program with Experts from TIB, BTI board, Secretariat, Members, BNLI, ACC, OAG and Royal Court of Justice.


Sensitization on Corruption at Paro College of Education and Royal Thimphu College.


Enumerators Training for the National Corruption Barometer Survey, 2016.


Training on Social Accountability to YES Members.


Presentation of ACC’s Assessment Report to the Good Governance Committee of the National Council of Bhutan


Presentation of ACC’s Assessment Report to the Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly of Bhutan


Launch of ACC Assessment report


International Anti-Corruption Day.


Youth Engagement and Support (YES) Forum, October 2015.


Annual Members Meeting 2015.


Bhutan Transparency Initiative