MOAF

CIRRICULAM VITAE

Personal Details:

Name: Yeshey Dorji
Date of birth: 20 Feb 1972
Marital Status: Married
E-mail address: shongmay@yahoo.com
Mobile: 975-17114114

Educational Background & Trainings
(i) Masters of Science in Biology, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, MO, USA,
2001-2003
(ii) Bachelors of Science in Forestry (Forest Biological Sciences) from University of
Philippines-Los Banos, Philippines 1994-1998.
(iii) International Diploma in Botanic Garden Management, Royal Botanic Gardens,
Kew, London, UK, 2002
(iv) Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology, International Center for Tropical
Ecology, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, MO, USA 2003
(v) The Regional Trainer’s Training (ToT) programme on “participatory Monitoring
and Evaluation (PM & E), ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2006
(vi) Certificate in High Performance Leadership organized by Royal Civil Service
Commission of Bhutan and the Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan in
collaboration with Humber College, Toronto, Canada, 2007

Work Experiences
i) Minister-Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan – 27
July 2013
ii) Team Leader, Local Fund Agent-United Nations Office of Project Services.
2008-2013
iii) Senior Planning and Monitoring Officer, Planning and Policy Division, Ministry of
Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan 2005- 2007.
iv) Project Manager for the National Biodiversity Center, Ministry of Agriculture,
1999-2004
v) Trainee officer, Renewable Natural Resources Centre, Council for RNR
Research of Bhutan, 1998
Major Policy, Planning and Evaluation experiences:
(i) Project development and evaluation of various projects under Department of
Forests, National Biodiversity Centre, Council for RNR Research of Bhutan, 2005-
2007
(ii) Mid term review of 9th Five Year Plan of Ministry of Agriculture, 2005
(iii) Formulation of 10th Five Year Plan for Ministry of Agriculture, 2007
(iv) Member of Joint Technical Working group for Government of India assisted
Agriculture projects, 2006
(v) Member of project Steering Committee for AMEPP, MAP II, Royal Botanical
Garden project, Wang Watershed Management Project, 2005-2007
(vi) Focal person for ICIMOD and the various projects (Regional Rangeland project,
Honey Bee project, Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Developing Sustainable Supply
Chain and Enhancing Rural Livelihood in Eastern Himalayas project, Access and
benefit sharing project, Transboundary Biodiversity project), 2005-2007
(vii) Focal person for WWF and the projects (Tiger Conservation project, snow
Leopard Conservation Project, Biological Corridor project including LINKPA,
Elephant project, Non-wood forest product project, Dochula Botanical Park
project), 2005-2007
(viii) Focal person for WWF, UNDP, IFAD, FAO, ICIMOD SNV, Austria coordination
Bureau, Mountain partnership, SAARC from Ministry of Agriculture, 2005-2007
International Meetings/Seminar attended abroad
i) Biodiversity Action Plan Meeting for South Asian Countries, Rajanderpur, Dhaka,
Bangladesh, February 1999 (as a Resource Person from Bhutan)
ii) The First World Botanic Garden Congress, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville,
NC, USA, June 2000
iii) 4th South Asian Network for Plant Genetic Resources. Pusa Campus, New Delhi,
India, October 2000
iv) 48th and 49th Systematics symposium at Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis,
MO, USA, October 2001& 2002
v) Regional Cooperation on Conservation of Biodiversity hotspots of the Indian
Subcontinent and taxonomic database for conservation, organized by Ashoka
Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, University of agricultural
Sciences, Bangalore, and University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, Bangalore,
India, August 30- September 1, 2004.
vi) The Regional Workshop on Securing Livelihoods in Uplands and Mountains of the
Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Phase-II, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, 14-15 November
2005
vii) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)’s 35th Board
meeting in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, 17-19 November 2005.
viii) International Workshop on sharing and Accessing Biodiversity data on Internet,
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and National Botanical Research
Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, UP, India, 25-27 January 2006
ix) As an Alternate Delegate from Bhutan to International Conference on Agrarian
Reform and Rural Development (ICARRD), Porto Alegre, Brazil, 7-10 March 2006.
x) Regional workshop on Policy Priorities for Sustainable Mountain Development,
ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16-18 September, 2006.
xi) Regional Workshop on Identification and Conservation of Important Plant Areas
for Medicinal Plants in the Himalayas, Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal & Plantlife
International, UK (supported by Rufford Foundation), Kathmandu, Nepal, 19-22
September, 2006.
xii) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)’s 37th Board
meeting in Swat, Pakistan, 2-9 November 2006.
xiii) As an Alternate Governor from Bhutan for 30th Annual IFAD Governing Council
Meeting, Rome, Italy, 14-15 February 2007.
xiv) Regional workshop on pro-poor agricultural technologies choices, coalition of the
rural poor, and strategic thrusts in Asia and pacific, IFAD/National Agricultural
Cooperative Federation/Rural Development Administration’s joint workshop,
Seoul, South Korea, March, 13-16, 2007.
xv) Inception workshop for the CFC-FAO-ICIMOD project on “Medicinal Plants and
Herbs: Developing Sustainable Supply Chain and Enhancing Rural Livelihood in
Eastern Himalayas”, Kathmandu, Nepal, 25-27 April, 2007.
xvi) Policymakers forum: Economic policy and financial innovation for investment in
forest environmental services, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok,
Thailand, 28-29 May, 2007

Scholarships & Funding received
(i) European Union scholarship for undergraduate course in Philippines (1994-1998)
(ii) DANIDA scholarship for graduate studies in University of Missouri-Saint Louis,
MO (2001-2003)
(iii) Mellon Foundation fund through Missouri Botanical Garden to undertake Diploma
course in Botanic garden management course in Kew (2002)
(iv) Bhutan Trust Fund research fund for field work in Bhutan (2001)
(v) International Center for Tropical Ecology fieldwork scholarship in China and
Bhutan (2002) and the internship scholarship to Costa Rica (2003)
Publications
(i) Terminal evaluation of the Bhutan recovery and reconstruction project, UNDPBhutan
(ii) Terminal evaluation of Thrumshingla National Park and Biological Corridors-GEF
& UNDP –Bhutan
(iii) Project Evaluation of WWF funded project for Wangchuck Centennial Park
(iv) Review of Medium Sized Project (MSP) on Building Capacity and Mainstreaming
Sustainable Land Management in Bhutan
(v) Baseline survey and impact analysis of School Agriculture Program-Ministry of
Agriculture
(vi) Studies on traditional knowledge on mitigation of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood,
UNDP – Bhutan
(vii) A White Paper to Guide the Writing of the National Medium Term Priority
Framework for FAO and the Royal Government of Bhutan, FAO
(viii) Vulnerability and Analysis Mapping of Food insecurity: Assessment of
mainstreaming Food Security perspectives in local level planning and policy
process in Bhutan, World Food Program
(ix) Knowledge Development on Wang Watershed Process and Practices for
Ecosystem Services, Department of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs
(x) Studies on Rangeland Management of Bhutan under Sustainable Land
Management Project. National Soil Services Centre, Ministry of Agriculture
(xi) The developing National Plantation strategy for Bhutan, Social Forestry Division,
Department of Forests, Ministry of Agriculture
(xii) 4th National Report to CBD, National Environment Commission
(xiii) Gender studies in Soe Yaksa and Nubri Rangeland, International Center for
Integrated Mountain Development and Ministry of Agriculture
(xiv) Red Data Book for flowering Plants of Bhutan, WWF-Bhutan Program
(xv) Review and assessment of current policies and legal provisions on Medicinal
Plants and Non Timber Forest Products in Bhutan, International Center for
Integrated Mountain Development and Ministry of Agriculture
(xvi) Development of National Land Policy, National Land Commission
(xvii) Livelihoods survey and Analysis Study, National Soil Survey Centre, Ministry of
Agriculture
(xviii) Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerabilities in Kangpara Gewog, Trashigang,
RSPN
(xix) Study on the Private Investment in Agriculture of Bhutan, FAO-RGoB

Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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