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Job Vaccancy Re-Announcement for the position of Project Coordinator

16 May 2024

The Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management would like to re-announce the vacancy for the position of Project Coordinator for the "Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience Project".

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

13 May 2024

Under the WB Project "Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience in Bhutan" We are Hiring consulting firm to develop the Risk Information Guidelines.

Tabletop Simulation Exercise and Disaster Risk Management Advocacy & Sensitization program (23-26/04/2024)

26 Apr 2024

The 4-day program on a Tabletop simulation exercise and DRM sensitization program has been conducted by the Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Administration, Samdrup

Introductory meeting with the stakeholders for Enhancing Resilience of infrastructure through strengthened Governance Project, implementation in Bhutan

05 Jan 2024

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) are working together to support countries in Improving infrastructure resilience through the “Enhancing Resilience of Infrastruc

Request for Expressions of Interest to Conduct SVA

26 Dec 2023

Project Title: Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience in Bhutan. The Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs intends to engage an international Consultant (a firm) or consortium to provide technical a

TOR for Development and Implementation of GIS Based Support System

17 Nov 2023

The Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs invites eligible international consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services for the development and implementation of a GIS-Bas

A two-day workshop was organized by the Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management on 30-31 October 2023

31 Oct 2023

A two-day workshop was organized by the Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management on 30-31 October 2023

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2023 (Theme: FIGHTING INEQUALITY FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE)

12 Oct 2023

Globally, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is observed on 13th October annually to raise public awareness on disaster risks and advocate the efforts on reducing disaster risks like loss of lives, injury, damages to assets and liveliho

Press Release for Signing of Record of Discussion for the project “Promoting Inclusive Participation of Community People in Local Governance leveraging on Community Engagement Platform”

13 Sep 2023

On 13 September, 2023, Mr. Tomoyuki Yamada, the Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ms. Thinlay Yandon, Officiating Director, Department of Macro-Fiscal and Development Finance, Ministry of Finance signed the Record o

The World Bank Environmental and Social Framework training (30th August-1st September 2023), Paro

01 Sep 2023

The World Bank Environmental and Social Framework training was conducted over a three-day period, from August 30th to September 1st, 2023, as part of the "Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience in Bhutan" project.

3 Days workshop from 24-26 August 2023 in preparation for the development of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Portal Phase II.

24 Aug 2023

The Disaster Risk Information Technical Working Group under the “Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience in Bhutan” project is conducting a three-day workshop from 24-26 August in preparation for the development of the Disaster Risk Man

Training on Urban Resilience and Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction

22 Aug 2023

The Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management (DLGDM) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education Training Institute (GETI) and Regional Office for Asia-Pacific (ROAP) organized a three-day

Weather Remarks on Rainfall (Date and time of issue: 1 August 2023, 5:00 PM)

01 Aug 2023

Mostly cloudy weather with light rain is expected over the country during the coming days. Light to moderate rain is expected in the Southern and Eastern parts of the country during the next 3 days (2-4 August), with gusty wind likely over isolated place

Decentralization and Local Governance Project Consultations with LGs

27 Jul 2023

DLGP-2 is the continuation of DLGP-1 supported by HELVETAS Swiss inter-cooperation. The duration of the project is for three years (2023 to 2025). Unlike in the past, the project aspires to achieve two outcomes- Governance and Tourism.

Public Notification (Weather alert)

12 Jul 2023

Mostly cloudy to cloudy weather with light rain is expected over the country, with moderate to heavy rainfall likely in the southern and isolated central parts during the next three days (11-13 July 2023).

Advisory on Heavy Rainfall and Flood by NCHM

19 Jun 2023

Last week, the weather was mostly cloudy with light rain in most parts of the country with light to moderate rain in the South-Western and South-Eastern parts of the country.

𝐃𝐑𝐌 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐩 𝐉𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐠 (𝟕-𝟏𝟎 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑)

07 Jun 2023

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰??

Basic/Intermediate on Incident Command System and Planning Section Course (9-13 May & 15-19 May)

09 May 2023

As a part of continuous capacity building program to strengthen disaster preparedness and response system in Bhutan, the Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management (DLGDM) in collaboration with United States Forest Services (USFS)

High-level Sensitization Meeting on Incident Command System and Disaster Response & Coordination Mechanism (8th May, 2023)

08 May 2023

The Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management (DLGDM) under the Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with United States Forest Services (USFS) organized a half day program

Invitation for Quotations

19 Apr 2023

The Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs would like to invite quotations from the interested individual national consultants to carry translation works of disaster safety messages.

Weather update remarks 2 (21-03-2023)

21 Mar 2023

Mostly cloudy weather was observed over the country with light to moderate rainfall during the last week.

Flood Advisory (21-03-2023)

21 Mar 2023

In line with the weather forecast from NCHM, the Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management would like to remind the general public...

Weather remarks (18th March, 2023)

18 Mar 2023

Weather Remarks Update 1

Vacancy Announcement

06 Mar 2023

The Ministry of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the following time-bound project based contract for the strengthening Risk Information for disaster resilience project in Bhutan under Department of Local Governance & Disaster Management.

25th Dzongdags' Conference 2023

18 Feb 2023

The 25th Dzongdags' Conference was held from 16-18th February 2023 at RIGSS in Phuentsholing.

New Dzongdags appointed

10 Feb 2023

New Dzongdags appointed

Promotion Ceremony of DLGDM Officials

09 Feb 2023

The Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management organized a simple Tendrel Ceremony to the officials who have been promoted to the next higher position at the Conference Hall of the DLGDM on 8 February, 2023.

3rd DT Session of Bumthang Dzongkhag

09 Feb 2023

The 3rd DT Session of 3rd Local Government of Bumthang Dzongkhag is scheduled on 8-9th March 2023.

First Departmental Coordination Meeting

01 Feb 2023

First Departmental Coordination Meeting

The Office of The Director relocated

27 Jan 2023

The Office of The Director, Department of Local Governance and Disaster Management (DLGDM) has been shifted to the then Department of Disaster Management Office upon merger of DDM with Department of Local Governance under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The

Introduction of Community Engagement Platform (CEP) concept in the Semi Urban settlements.

26 Dec 2022

The Department, based on the recommendations of diagnostic study report on governance and civic engagement

DRM Sensitization, ICS Orientation and Tabletop Simulation Exercise (19-22 December 2022-Gasa)

20 Dec 2022

The Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Administration, Gasa conducted scenario based Tabletop simulation exercise on GLOF triggered by the earthquake from December 19-22, 2022.

Strengthening the functioning of Chiwog Zomdu and Local Government Sessions

02 Dec 2022

The Department based on the Assessment Study on the functioning of Chiwog Zomdu and the Assessment of the

Youth and Women Engagement and Skills Development in Community Contracting

02 Dec 2022

Youth and Women Engagement and Skills Development in Community Contracting

Central Local Connect Program (CLCP) of the Ministry with Local Government functionaries

02 Dec 2022

As per the directive of the Ministry, the Department of Local Governance coordinated

Lhuentse Dzongkhag Awareness Training on Disaster Risk Management and Review and Update of Dzongkhag Disaster Management and Contingency Plan (28/10/2022)

28 Nov 2022

A three-day disaster management awareness programme, conducted by the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Lhuentse Dzongkhag administration, and the Royal Bhutan Police, concluded today.

3 days workshop on “Humanitarian Mapping in OpenStreetMaps (OSM) in Pemagatshel Dzongkhag” – 21-23 November 2022

21 Nov 2022

The spatial data can leverage every activity of the disaster management phases from preparation to response.

3 days workshop on “Humanitarian Mapping in OpenStreetMaps (OSM)” in Zhemgang Dzongkhag – 14-17 November 2022

14 Nov 2022

The spatial data can leverage every activity of the disaster management phases from preparation to response. With the spatial data disaster management activities can be precisely linked to the actual ground like what is planned where, what is done where,

Community Contract Notification

10 Nov 2022

Notification on revised Community Contracting Protocol

Training on Project Management

30 May 2022

The 5-day training will be conducted by the Institute for Learning Solutions (ILS), one of the training partners with the Department of Local Governance

Video Documentation Of Community Engagement Platform

14 May 2022

Best practices from Dogaak Chiwog under Gozhi Gewog , Dagana

Workshop on development of LG Strategy 2030

13 May 2022

Stakeholder meeting organized by the Department on May 12, 2022 at the Institute of Management Studies, Serbithang Thimphu

Fostering youth and women engagement in Local Development

08 May 2022

Consultation Meeting for the establishment of partnership between College of Language & Cultural Studies (CLCS) and Local Governments to foster youth and women engagement in Local Development at CLCS.

Professional Development Programme for Local Government Leaders

02 May 2022

46 Gups attend training at Sherubtse College

Hon’ble Nangsid Lyonpo launches LG Rules & Regulations 2022

02 May 2022

The revised LG R&R 2022 was launched on the opening of LG Leaders training in Kanglung, Trashigang

The way forward on Gaydrung discussed

06 Mar 2022

Gaydrung

Announcement: Inviting participants for Leadership Development Programme for PMC

18 Feb 2022

Invitation of participants for Leadership Development Programme for PMC

Local leaders joining their offices

06 Feb 2022

LG members' Oath, First Sitting, Tenure, Remuneration and Office Joining

DLG launches publications

14 Jan 2022

In a modestly small gathering, the department launched Gups' Handbook and the Community Contracting Protocol, both of which have undergone significant revisions after thorough consultations with stakeholders from the communities, local governments, and ce

Result Based Management Training

06 Jan 2022

Capacity building program to the officials of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu Thromde

Civil Service Awards

07 Dec 2021

Three recipients of the Civil Service Awards from DLG

Zero Waste Hour

02 Dec 2021

Office clean-up program at DLG

Revision of Protocol for Local Government proceedings

26 Nov 2021

Revision of Protocol for Local Government Proceedings

Sixth Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting

29 Oct 2021

Sixth Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting

ECB calls for third LG Elections

27 Oct 2021

The Election Commission of Bhutan officially calls for the third Local Government Elections

Review workshop with Thimphu Thromde

26 Oct 2021

DLG conducted a two-day review workshop on 25-26 October 2021

Assessment of GECDP mainstreaming

22 Oct 2021

DLG to carry out an assessment of Gender, Environment, Climate-change, Disaster and Poverty (GECDP) mainstreaming in the local governments

DLG launches its first website

08 Oct 2021

Official launch of DLG website

Induction for newly recruited GAOs

05 Oct 2021

Induction for newly recruited GAOs

Dzongkha Unicode Training for elected Thromde officials

24 Sep 2021

Dzongkha Unicode Training for elected Thromde officials

Local Governance Priority for 2021-2027 under the support of the EU

14 Sep 2021

Local Governance Priority for 2021-2027 under the support of the EU

Former Labour Minister is the new Home Minister

11 Sep 2021

New Home Minister joins office

Observing zero waste hour

06 Aug 2021

Observing zero waste hour at DLG Office

Capacity Building Programme

30 Jul 2021

Capacity Building Programme for LG functionaries on Effective Implementation of Decentralised Functions in Local Governments

Induction Program

16 Jul 2021

Induction program for new Gewog Administrative Officers

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