Personal Details:
Name : Mingbo Dukpa
Current Position: Minister for Education
Date of Birth : 12 October 1952
Nationality : Bhutanese
Telephone : +975-2-323825/325431 (O) 336279 (R) Mobile: 975-17111581
Email Address :,

Executive Management
* Strong administration * Strategic planning * Organizational restructuring
* Policy reviews and desk research * Training needs assessment * Educational
leadership & training

Key Competencies
 Strategic planning and organizational development;
 Strong coordination and excellent communication skills;
 Management of multiple tasks in a pressured environment;
 Wide experience working with government counterparts, donors, bilateral/multilateral
agencies and conversant with strategic negotiation tactics; and
 Consultancy in socio economic study, education and media related studies.

Master of Education, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Canada
Jan-Jul 1985
International Dip-in-Edn Planning & Admin, National Institute of Edn Planning
& Admin, New Delhi India
Certificate-in-Education, Mt. Carmel International Training Centre & Haifa
University, Haifa Israel
Diploma-in-Teaching, Teacher Training Institute, Samtse

Language Proficiency English (fluent) Dzongkha (fluent) Sharchopkha (fluent)
Nepali (fair) Hindi (fair)

Employment History
2013 Aug Minister, Ministry of Education, Royal Govt. of Bhutan
2008-2013 Executive Head & Principal Consultant, Greenland Service, Thimphu
2007-2008 Parliamentary Candidate, Dewathang-Gomdar Constituency, Samdrup
2003-2007 Managing Director & CEO, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation Ltd
1998-2003 Dzongda & National Assembly Representative, Dagana Dzongkhag
1971-1998 Ministry of Education

Work Experience
2008-2013 Executive Head & Consultant, Greenland Consultancy Service,
Key Achievements:
 Jury Member, National Film Award, MPAB (2010-2011)
 Board Member, National Film Review Board, BICMA (2009-2013)
 Revision of Filming Rules and Guidelines for BICMA (2010)
 Preparation of National Drug Control Strategy for BNCA (2010)
 Revision of National Implementation Framework for BNCA (2009)
 Conducted Socio Economic Studies for Punatsangchhu-II HEP for WAPCOS India
Ltd (2008-09)

People’s Democratic Party
Parliamentary Candidate
 Contested as a parliamentary candidate from Dewathang-Gomdar
Constituency, S/Jongkhar
Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation Ltd
Managing Director & CEO
Key Achievements:
 Carried out complete restructuring/ reorganization of the corporation.
 Expanded nationwide satellite TV & Radio FM services.
 Expanded weekly Radio airtime from 45 to105 hrs and TV from 14 to 75
 Upgraded SW Radio from 50 to 100 KV and started construction of
National TV Centre;
 Strengthened 13 nationwide news gathering and programming capacity
and networking.
 Prepared Master Plans for HRD, Business and Multi Service Operation
(MSO); and
 Lead numerous delegations to media related regional/ international
summits/ conferences, and strengthened worldwide networks with
Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs
Dzongda, Dzongkhag Administration, Dagana
As the CEO and Chairman of the DYT and Member of the National Assembly,
responsible for the overall budget, planning and implementation of
development activities and monitoring of law and order situation in the district.
Key Achievements:
 100% achievement of the Dzongkhag’s 8th Five Year Plan
implementation. Also initiated various non-plan projects like construction
of 17.5 km new feeder road from Dagapela to Gesarling, road widening
and resurfacing of 88 KM Sunkosh-Daga road, construction of Shathong
Goenpa and Dagapela Lhakhangs and country’s First Village Olympics.
 Implemented one of the most successful Dzongkhag resettlement
 Implemented Emergency Food Relief operations during road blocks in
1998 successfully.
Ministry of Education
: Chief Inspector, Inspectorate of Schools/EMSD, Education Ministry
: Head, Teacher Education Division, Education Ministry
: Principal, Secondary School, Chukha & Sarpang
: Head, Teacher Education Unit, Education Ministry
: District Education Officer, Thimphu Dzongkhag
: Lecturer, Paro Teacher Training Centre
: Teacher, Yurung PS/Paro High School

Key Achievements:
 Was the Chief of Inspectorate for 3 years;
 Member of the committees for Teacher Education, Bhutan Board of
Examinations, Non Formal Education, and Curriculum & Professional
Support Services;
 Spearheaded the introduction of new national school monitoring system
and changed the Inspectorate to Education Monitoring and Support
 Visited over 90% of schools across country and presented findings during
education conferences;
 Founding Head of Teacher Education and Secretary to Teacher Education
Committee for 5 years;
 Spearheaded institutionalization of teacher in-service programmes
nationwide as well as school-based in-service programmes; and
 Founding member of Paro Teacher Training Centre from 1975-1982.

Training Exposure Abroad
(a) Media Related Exposure
2006 China Leader of delegation in the 43rdAsia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General
Assembly in Beijing from 2-9 November.
UNESCO Expert Group Meeting for Policy Leaders and Decision Makers in
Broadcasting & Audiovisual Industry in Nanyang Technological University
Leader of delegation in the 32ndAsia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting
Development (AIBD) General Conference & Associated Meetings in Phuket
from 6-30 July
Leader of delegation in 3rdAsia Media Summit Kuala Lumpur from 29-31 May
Leader of delegation in the 42ndAsia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in
Hanoi, 4-11 Nov
2005 Brunei Leader of delegation in the 31stAsia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting
Development (AIBD) General Conference & Associated Meetings in
Darussalam from 26-30 July
Leader of delegation in 2ndAsia Media Summit in Kuala Lumpur from 7-10
2005 H/Kong Attended a 3-day CASBAA Convention in Hong Kong in October
Leader of delegation in the 23rdSAVE (SAARC) Meeting held in Male
2004 India SAARC Information & Broadcasting Ministers’ Conference in New Delhi
2004 Sri
Leader of delegation in the 30thAsia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting
Development (AIBD) General Conference & Associated Meetings in Colombo
from 26-30 July
2004 India Study visit Zee TV/Ten Sports/DD/Ajtak/SpectroNet in New Delhi 25-29 April
2004 USA TV broadcasting training organized by International Visitor Programme, US
State Department from 1-22 April. The goal of the programme was to
promote better understanding of the history, structure, practices and future
of TV broadcasting in the US; examine how TV influences and reflects the
American society; and explore the current and potential contributions of TV
broadcasting to the formation of an informed citizenry within a diverse,
democratic and decentralized society. Also to participate in the annual world’s
largest broadcast and technological event ‘the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) Show’ in Las Vegas where over 110000 plus global
communities of content professionals from over 163 countries had
Study visit to Thaicom Satellite Station & USB in Bangkok from 15-16 October
Study visit to Radio Deutsche Welle in Bonn from 9-10 Oct
2003 Austria Study visit to InterSpot Film GmBH and the ORF in Vienna from 11-12
2003 Turkey Leader of delegation in 41sABU General Assembly Istanbul Turkey 29 Sep-8
AIBD/ FES workshop-cum-Meeting in Jakarta leading to ABU General
Assembly in Istanbul Turkey from 29-30 September
2003 India Leader of delegation in 29thAsia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting
Development (AIBD) General Conference & Associated Meetings in New Delhi
- 26-30 July
Participated as a delegate with the Communications Minister in the 1st
Conference of the Minister for Information & Broadcasting in Asia Pacific
Region organized by AIBD in Bangkok, 27-28 May
(b) Education Related Exposure
2002 Japan UN Convention on Cross Border Trafficking UNAFEI in Osaka 22-23 Aug.
Participated as a delegate in the Conference of Association of SAARC
Speakers & Parliamentarians in Dhaka from 19-21March
Member of a delegate of six educationists to have a closer look at the World
Bank’s new school project ‘Escuela Nueva’ in Bogota Colombia 14-29 May
Attachment training with New Zealand’s Education Review Office. Carried
out shadow inspection/reviews of Mt. Cook school, Carew school, Tauhiwi
school, Oxford area school, Christchurch college of education, Christchurch
east school, Riccarton high school, Riccarton early childhood centre, Shirley
boys’ high school, and made field visits to Timaru, Akaroa, and ERO and
Education Ministry in Wellington from 18 Feb-19 March.
1996 Thailand 2nd UNESCO-ACEID International Conference on the Re-engineering
Education for Change: Educational Innovation for Development in Bangkok
from 9-12 Dec.
1995 Thailand Training of Trainers study tour to Philippines and Thailand in May.
UNESCO-PROAP Workshop at the INNOTECH from 15-30 Oct.
UNESCO TVET Course in Technologies of Continuing Education in Manila
Study Tour and Partnership in Teacher Training meeting (a joint World Bank
project looking specifically in the teacher pre-service/in-service and
development of cluster based resource centres) at teachers college in Zurich
Study Tour of multi-grade schools and project meetings at the University of
New England and in rural schools as a member of the 6 high level education
delegation to New South Wales/ UNE Australia from 2-24 Nov
1991 India UNESCO R/Workshop in Environmental Education in New Delhi 3-14 Sep.
1990 India UNESCO/APEID Regional Seminar on Innovative Measures for Overcoming
Socio-Economic Obstacles to Pry Sch. Enrolment in Pune from 4-13 Dec.
1990 India UNESCO Seminar on Population Education, New Delhi
1990 India International Seminar on Out-of-School Youth, UNICEF, Pune
1985 India UNESCO Seminar on Environmental Education, New Delhi
1982 India UNESCO Training Seminar on Changing Paradigms of Development, Centre
for Policy & Research at India Int’l Centre in New Delhi from 7-19 Nov
1977 India UNICEF sponsored Study Tour to educational institutes and places of
historical interests in Maharastra (Bombay/Pune/Elephanta Caves), Haryana
and Delhi
1976 Thailand 3rd-Country training attachment jointly organized by Israeli and Thai
Governments in Pitsonoluk Teachers College and Bangkok in partial
fulfillment of the Certificate course in teaching, supervision and curriculum
planning conducted at and by the Mt. Carmel Int’l Training Centre and Haifa
University in Haifa Israel from 8-27 June.
2003-2007 Member Secretary, BBSC Board of Directors
2004-2007 Direcor, RSPN Board of Directors
2003-2007 Executive Member, Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU), Kuala Lumpur
2003-2007 Executive Member, Asia Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Kuala
2003-2007 Member Representative, SAARC Audio Visual Exchange (SAVE) Programme
2006-2007 Member, RCSC/PCS Media Committee
2006-2007 Member, Media Sub-Committee for Centenary Celebrations
2008-2013 Member, National Film Review Board, Bhutan InfoComm & Media Authority
2010-2011 Member, National Film Award, Motion Picture Association of Bhutan

I, the undersigned, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, these data
correctly describe me, my qualifications, and my experiences.
Full name of Applicant: MINGBO DUKPA
Dated: August 2013


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