Sixth Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting

Sixth Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting
Date: 28th October
Venue: Kuenden Botique, Thimphu
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The sixth Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting for Decentralization and Local Governance Project (DLGP) was convened on 28th October 2021 in Thimphu. The members from the Department of Local Governance (DLG), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Country Office Bhutan, Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat, and partners from project sites in the local governments (Trongsa Dzongdag, Haa DT Secretary, Semjong GAO, and Trashigang DPO) attended the program.
The PSC discussed achievements, issues, and challenges, plan activities, and the way forward. Some of the highlights were on the draft Decentralization Policy, revision of Local Development Planning Manual, strengthening of local government sessions, capacity building of Thromde functionaries, the skills development program for youth engagement in community contracting, social accountability, and citizen engagement platform particularly focusing on the engagement of women and youth in the local governance and development process. 
The Department of Local Governance implements the project in 4 Dzongkhags, namely, Haa, Tsirang, Trongsa, and Trashigang. The project is being supported by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.

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