• Date: May 2016

A strong interest in Green Public Procurement (GPP) has been shown by the Academia and the Parliamentarians. The Gaeddu College of Business Studies (GCBS) after receiving two presentations on; GPP concept and the 10 recommendations requested a presentation on two independent research of; Quantitative Mapping of Public Procurement in Bhutan, and Market Assessment of Green Goods, Services and Works in Bhutan. The College also showed interest in understanding how GPP can address the emerging issue of Climate Change and achieve the ultimate Sustainable Development goals. A total team of five members the GPP Bhutan Project Office and local implementing partners; Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) visited the college on May 23, 2016.

The research information dissemination and the project visibility presentation were done in three parts; Quantitative Mapping, Market Assessment, and GPP for climate change and sustainable development, were well received by the audience, around 35 students of MBA Finance and the Programme Leader of the College.

Mr. Sangay Dorji and Mr. Jamyang Choda, representing RSPN, lead partner for carrying out Research Activity 1.1 presented “Quantitative Mapping of Public Procurement in Bhutan”. Similarly, Mr. Kesang Wangdi and Ms. Ugyen Lham representing BCCI, the lead partner for research Activity 1.5 presented “Market Assessment of Green Goods, Services and Works in Bhutan”. Mr. Yeshey Penjor, Project Director, GPP Bhutan Project connected GPP actions addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development.


The Programme Leader of the MBA at GCBS conveyed College Administration’s appreciation for GPPB Project in considering their repeated request in making series of GPP presentations at the college. A request was placed to consider one more visit to the college to make presentation of the 10 Recommendations at the college within the remaining period of the project.


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