Lobzang Dorji

Dr. Pema is the Executive Director of the Bhutan For Life Fund Secretariat. He joined his carrier as Assistant Research Officer and National Research Program Officer, Council of RNR Research of Bhutan, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (1999-2012). Later he served as the Chief Forestry Officer, Watershed Management Division, Department of Forest and Park Services from 2012-2018. He worked as a National Counterpart to various Universities (The University of Tokyo, Komozawa University, Columbia University, University of Vienna) and International Agencies (FAO, ICIMOD, World Bank). He headed the REDD+ Readiness Project of USD 9 Million (FCPF) in Bhutan from 2013-2018. Dr Wangda was a recipient of JSPS International Fellowship for Research in Japan in 2016. He received his Doctoral (PhD) and Masters (MSc) Degree in the field of Natural Environmental Studies from the University of Tokyo, Japan (2001-2006). He was also a recipient of EU scholarship for his Bachelor’s degree in (BSc Forestry) from the University of Philippines, Los Banos in 1998. As a researcher, Dr. Wangda published several International, Regional and Local peer reviewed journal papers besides many important technical reports. He served as an adjunct lecturer at the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan (2012-2014).