The training on the geo-assessment of socioeconomic vulnerability due to climate change was conducted at the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan in collaboration with the Department of Z-GIS, Geo-informatics, Salzburg University, Austria funded by the UNINET for Asia and South Asia from 11th to 15th February 2014. The training was aimed for capacity building of faculty of RUB and other academic institutions in the region in applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using spatial data in terms of assessing socio-economic vulnerability in the event of climate change and recommendation of adaptation measures in such events.
The participants consisted of 7 faculty members from Nepal, 4 from CNR and 4 final Geography honors students from the Sherubtse College.The training emphasized on the scenario modeling -“What If…?”on climatic parameters, such as temperature and rainfall in particular. At the end of the training the participants exhibited their knowledge and skills learnt during the training by carrying out a project and presenting it to the panel.
On 21st July 2013, the Bhutan Ecological Society held its first Annual Environment Fair and Research Symposium by inviting all the university students to present their research abstracts and exhibit research posters. Among seven exhibitors, Mr. Dorji, B.Sc. Horticulture, second cohort graduate of CNR was declared the winner with a prestigious poster award including a cash prize of Nu. 7500 on the exhibition titled “Evaluation of different Substrates for Cultivation Oyster Mushroom”. He currently works in the National Mushroom Centre, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest. On this happy occasion, the Management, Faculty and Students of the college would like to congratulate and wish him all the best in his similar future endeavors.