Director, DoFPS, visited our Sub-Centre at Darla

The Director of Department of Forest and Park Services visited the NWFP and Agroforestry Technology Sub-Centre at Darla, Chukha on 16th July 2019. The Director was taken around the station to see the ongoing activities. He advised the staff to strengthen the collaborative works with the Gedu Forest Division. The visit of the Director was a manifestation of his commitment to connecting with the field offices.  [Read More...]

Dragons land in Bhutan for Field Course

A group of 12 students along with three faculty members from the ‘Where There Be Dragons’, United States are in Bhutan from 3rd July 2019 for three weeks field course. This field course on Happiness in the Bhutan Himalaya will enable them to explore and learn Bhutanese way of life in rural Bhutan. They will also get to experience living with household in central Bhutan to deepen their knowledge on typical rural Bhutanese livelihood. Besides, the students will be learning on the environment and various conservation efforts undertaken by our country. [Read More...]

UWICER celebrates 9th graduation ceremony

The UWICER celebrated the graduation ceremony of 30 trainees of the National Certificate II & III Forester course on 26th June 2019 at Lamai Goempa Bumthang. The event was presided over by the Director of the Institute Mr. Shacha Dorji and attended by the faculty, other staff members, and regional and sector heads from Bumthang Dzongkhag. [Read More...]

Director, DoFPS, visits UWICER as part of his familiarization tour

Honorable Director, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Mr. Lobzang Dorji, visited UWICER as part of his familiarization tour on May 16, 2019. A brief update on Institute’s activities, followed by an interactive session, was held at UWICER to familiarize the Director on UWICER’s role as research and training Institute for the DoFPS. In his keynote address, the DoFPS’ Director underscored the need to strengthen the collaboration between the institute, field and functional divisions. While the Director commended on a significant role that UWICER has played for DoPFS, he informed the floor that there is a need to redefine and prioritize the research and training strategies to cater to an emerging needs of the country. As the custodian of natural resources, he also reiterated on a need and importance of scaling up our professionalism and conduct as a forester and environmentalist. [Read More...]

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