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The Bhutan Network Switzerland

The Bhutan Network Switzerland was founded in 2018 as Swiss partner of the Bhutan Network.

Currently the Bhutan Network consists of three independently registered associations, Bhutan Network Switzerland and Bhutan Network (Austria) and the recently founded Bhutan Network USA. Whilst they are separate entities in terms of administration all associations work closely together on programs and projects, under the guiding principles of Bhutan Network.

Bhutan Network Switzerland is a Swiss-based non-profit organization and aims to connect people with varied skills in Bhutan and Switzerland. We want to facilitate cooperation and exchange of like-minded people and create bonds based on mutual respect and interests.

Approach

We base our approach on the Bhutanese understanding of thuenlam. Thuenlam in Dzongkha, the National language of the kingdom of Bhutan, refers to “the harmonious way”, connection, friendship and cooperation. Our main target groups are, albeit not exclusively, people at the grassroots who constitute the backbone of a thriving society, but who often do not have the means to network with their colleagues abroad.