Seats are still available for self-funding students in various courses offered at CNR, Lobesa.
Some of the selected students for various courses offered at CNR, Lobesa, have failed to join the college. Therefore, to fill up the approved enrollment number of students, interested class XII pass students who meet the admission criteria may kindly apply for the following programs:  
1.    BSc in Agriculture (nested):                                3 seats
2.    BSc in Animal Science (nested):                         5 seats
3.    BSc in Forestry (nested):                                    5 seats
4.    BSc in Sustainable Development:                       3 seats
5.    BSc in Environment and Climate Studies:            5 seats
The last date of application is 19 August 2016 immediately. For further information, kindly contact us at: 02 376249 (Office) or Dean of Academic Affairs at: 17768276 (mobile).
As an annual flagship youth event, ICIMOD is organizing  the ‘Asia Pacific Youth Forum 2016 (#APYF2016): Youth and Mountains in the Sustainable Development Goals’, in Kathmandu, Nepal from 27 to 30 September 2016.
The event will bring together young professionals, including scientists, early career professionals, young politicians, and youth initiative leaders from the region,  and will develop their knowledge on mountains and climate change issues with a focus on the role of youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This forum is made possible with support from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) under its Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Collaboration (SMD4GC) programme.
A detailed overview of the youth forum,  guidelines for applications and eligibility criteria is available on ICIMOD’s website at: .
Please refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for more clarity on the eligibility criteria:
Interested applicants may apply for the forum using the online application form available at:
The deadline for submission of applications is on 14 August 2016. Only successful applicants will be notified via email. If you have problems in submitting the form or have questions specific to the forum, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We would much appreciate your help in spreading this message among interested youth from the Asia Pacific region.
Please use the forum hashtag  #APYF2016 and tag @icimod if you wish to promote/share the event through your personal social media. 
Kuensel: A three-week summer school programme focusing on foundations and methods of agriculture economics and policy for sustainable mountainous development that was held at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa ended on July 28.
The summer school was jointly organised by CNR, the Humboldt University, Berlin and the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Coordinator and assistant rofessor at CNR, Dr Tulsi Gurung said the summer school was aimed at facilitating research collaborations between Bhutanese and German research groups in order to put theory and methods into practice.
Around 20 participants from various organisations of the agriculture and forests ministry, and staff and students of CNR attended the summer school programme. She said the resource persons were experts from two partner universities who have tailored the content around the challenges Bhutan is facing for sustainable mountain development such as humanwildlife conflict, sustainable land management and organic agriculture. Funded by the German academic exchange service, DAAD, the summer schoolprogramme will continue till 2018. Dr Tulsi Gurung said that over the three weeks the participants were introduced to principles of farm economics and economic analysis with special emphasis on handson applications.
They were also taught about the principles of environmental economics and valuation methods of ecosystem services. Bhutan falls among the world’s 10 biodiversity hotspots and also depends strongly on hydropower generation. Therefore, valuation methods of natural capital and payment for ecosystem services, and examples for watershed management were found relevant for the country’s context. She said lectures were also given on methods of policy analysis and impact evaluation, which are applied to policies in Bhutan’s agricultural sector, such as the 100 percent organic agricultural policy or the impact of investments in farm road infrastructure on rural livelihoods.
Meanwhile, the CNR is also hosting the Chula right livelihood summer school programme, which started from July 24. It is a two-week programme and attended by 20 participants from Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, USA, India, China, Spain, Germany, Poland, Madagascar and four participants from Bhutan. The facilitators of the programme are from CNR and Malaysia. The participants will be sent on field placements in Wangdue and Punakha valley from July 31 to August 2, according to the programme coordinators. It is jointly organised by CNR and the Right Livelihood CollegeChulalongkorn University inThailand.
Coordinators said the purpose  of the summer school is to share knowledge related to food security, indigenous knowledge, and local seeds with focus on peace and happiness.
Courtesy: Kuensel
The Academic Teaching Timetable is available here.  You can view the class schedule for this Autumn Semester 2016.
Dear Students,
We understand that many of you are stranded due to the incessant rain and the bad and unreliable road condition. In view of this, we are relaxing the reporting time until next week and the orientation and the following Human value workshop will be conducted at a convenient time. So, we advise you not to take unnecessary risk and travel for a few days until the condition of the roads are improved.
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