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Marina Beck

Founder & President of Bhutan Network Switzerland Marina holds a master degree in Environmental Sciences from ETH, Zurich. Between 2008 and 2009 Marina worked in the Himalayan kingdom as an intern for Helvetas for nine months. In 2010, for the completion of her master thesis, she conducted a four-months field research in community forestry in collaboration with the forestry department … Read More

Tabea Ehrensperger

Vice President of Bhutan Network Switzerland Tabea holds a master degree in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zürich where she studied together with Marina. Following her passion Tabea started working for an alpine permaculture project in the Bernese Alps where she continues to extend her knowledge on organic gardening, permaculture, healing plants and aromatic herbs. She also obtained professional knowledge in … Read More

Ulrike Čokl (Ph.D.)

Founder, Bhutan programme & project manager Ulli has been living and researching in Bhutan on and off since the year 2000. She loves spending time in remote communities but also in the capital Thimphu. Over the years this has deepened her insights into rural livelihoods and community related issues. Ulli has worked with local communities and government institutions alike, and … Read More

Karma Lhazom

Local Representative, Bhutan Karma Lhazom has a M.A. in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management from the UCL Institute of Education in London, an M.A. in Public Policy from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Seoul, South Korea. Karma is committed to promoting learning beyond traditional schooling, learning that is flexible, diverse and available for everyone. She spent … Read More

Sonam Wangmo

Local Representative Sonam, a business woman and social worker, is our local representative in Bhutan. Sonam has worked in the tourism industry for decades and she is also involved in various social enterprises and charity projects in Bhutan. Sonam is deeply dedicated to supporting rural communities and supports our local operations with her vast experience and large network.