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Mission

We aim to facilitate exchange between people from a broad spectrum of areas who possess experience and in depth knowledge in their professional fields. They hold in common a genuine interest in sustainability and the use of integrated approaches when exploring ways of improving local livelihoods and promoting local knowledge.

We aim to jointly develop new solutions in a fast changing world by connecting people and putting a focus on exchange and cooperation. We take into account the wisdom of long established local knowledge and the sustainable effects of (shared) experience. This applies to Bhutan where people have to adapt to new demands and expectations in the course of rapid modernization, but also to Europe where local knowledge is being revived in the search for more sustainable solutions for a variety of issues.

In Bhutan our priority lies with the ideas and needs identified and expressed by our Bhutanese partners. We want to connect people directly in order to facilitate face-to-face interaction (e.g. between European and Bhutanese organic farmers, artists, professionals, etc.). We are especially interested in less privileged but highly skilled people who do not have the means to establish such connections yet have wisdom to share.

We favor a face-to-face, small scale and hands-on practical approach.

Areas of Interest and Activity

  • Organic farming and sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable and ethical tourism and traditional hospitality practices
  • Education and vocational training
  • Promotion of vocational professions
  • Applied research
  • Arts and (traditional) crafts
  • Sports and health
Programmes & Projects