BKIND celebrates International Women' Day

BKIND celebrates International Women' Day with the announcement of scholarships to two inspiring Bhutanese women who have been awarded PhD candidates in Climate Studies at CNR. The BKIND project is hosted by the Tarayana Foundation's Centre for Social Research and Development, and funded by IDRC, the Government of Canada.

celebrating International Women's Day Having successfully completed her M.Sc. Agricultural Water Resource Management specializing in Engineering Environmental Water Resource Management from the University of Jember in Indonesia and B.Sc. Environmental Management from the Royal Thimphu College, Ms. Sonam Wangmo is a recipient of the BKIND PhD Candidate Scholarship in Climate Studies at the College of Natural Resources. Her research scope entails biophysical research in the inter-related fields of climate change, agriculture, food systems, gender transformative change and indigenous knowledge. During her two years stay in Indonesia, she travelled and volunteered to teach English to children at Green School in Bali. She is passionate about volunteering for different causes and exploring new places.

 

celebrating international women's dayHaving successfully completed her M.Sc. Environmental Management from the Forest Research Institute University in India and B.Sc. Environmental Management from the Royal Thimphu College, Ms. Priyanka Rai is a recipient of the BKIND PhD Candidate Scholarship in Climate Studies at the College of Natural Resources. She is interested in climate change and food systems. Ms. Priyanka’s research scope entails biophysical research that strengthens capacities to inform rural communities about climate change, and its impacts on agricultural practices and food security. Her role also includes advocating for coping mechanisms to sustain and improve livelihoods of the vulnerable groups. She is passionate about nature, demonstrated through zeal for hiking and landscape photography.