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The 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. Bhutan Network Switzerland was founded as a partner organization of Bhutan Network Austria and follows the same principles.


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.

Where We Are

Bhutan Network in Switzerland and Austria

Bhutan Network are two independently registered associations in Switzerland (Bhutan Network Switzerland) and in Austria (Bhutan Network). Bhutan Network Switzerland was founded in 2018 as Swiss partner and sister association of Bhutan Network. Whilst they are separate entities in terms of administration the two associations work closely together on programmes and projects, under the guiding principles of Bhutan Network.