The 7th Sector Advisory Committee meeting between the College of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF) was convened on 15 March 2016 at Thimphu. The meeting, chaired by Dasho Tenzin Dendup, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, discussed various agenda on sharing resources and carrying out joint research works. The meeting agreed to develop and sign a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Royal University of Bhutan to foster close collaboration.
An important event of the meeting was signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Science and Development Committee between the Department of Livestock, MOAF and College of Natural Resources, RUB. The MoU was signed in presence of His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests. While gracing the signing, Lyonpo reminded and underlined the importance of implementing the provisions of the MoU. The Science and Development Committee will be a technical working committee that will leverage implementation of decisions taken at the policy level and enable intellectual and resource sharing. 
The Sector Advisory Committee is a policy advisory committee to CNR and is conducted biannually. 
A two-week long in-house training for faculties of College of Natural Resources was conducted from 18 January 2016 to 29 January 2016. Fourteen lecturers from the College and one lecturer from Samtse College of Education attended the training. 
The College of Natural Resources joined the nation in celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck on the 11th November 2015. On the day, various activities were organized to commemorate His Majesty’s birthday. The celebration began with offering of butter lamp followed by singing of the National Anthem and Zhabten to His Majesty. The Chief Guest, Director General of the College, Dr. Phub Dorji, in his speech highlighted the achievements of the Country under the leadership of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. With the mention of numerous milestones of achievements chronologically, the Director General thanked His Majesty for putting the nation on equal footing with rest the world, such as introduction of democracy in the country, and inspiring people around the world by propounding the concept of Gross National Happiness. The Chief Guest called on the people to pray for the long life of His Majesty and prosperity of the nation for all times to come. 
Through NORHED staff exchange programme, Dr. Tulsi Gurung visited Kathmandu University (KU) and the Institute of Forestry in Pokhara (IOF), Nepal from 12-27th July, 2015. According to Dr. Tulsi Gurung, the exchange programme to KU and IOF gave her the first time opportunity of experiencing teaching in a different university environment. She gave lectures on ‘land and soil management’ and ‘sustainable land management practices.’ A seminar on ‘Bhutan at a Glance,’ relating to Natural Resource Management, was also delivered to the staff of IOF.
Upon resignation of former Director General, Mr. Dorji Wangchuk, Dr. Phub Dorji, Assistant Professor from Department of Animal Science takes over as the new Director General. He was selected as the Director of the College through an open selection procedure held on 24 June 2015. While Dr. Phub Dorji officially took over as the New Director General of the College from 01 July 2015, his appointment was celebrated in a simple ceremony of offering Tashi Khadar on 20 July 2015 coinciding with Dup-Tshe Zhi, the first sermon of Lord Buddha. 
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