Rahmen für Kleinprojekte KoBü Thimphu 2018
The overall aim of the small project grant fund is to complement and/or support the engagement of ADC in Bhutan with targeted and non-bureaucratic funding of small projects. This support takes place within the strategic and programmatic policy frameworks of Austria and Bhutan such as the Three Year Programme on Austrian Development Policy, the Country Strategy 2015-2018, and the 11th Five Year Plan of Bhutan.
The Austrian Coordination Office in cooperation with the civil society partners aims to reach disadvantaged people in socioeconomically underdeveloped areas which are not directly targeted in the main bilateral development programme. Whenever possible, innovative development approaches are sought and supported in a pilot mode.
The specific areas will be related to the development of tourism value chains, the revival of an old cultural festival as a touristic product through the restoration of monastery, the procurement of massage therapy equipment for traditional medicine hospital and to increased agricultural productivity with special consideration of vulnerable groups incl. disabled youths. They are in line with priorities as defined in Government of Bhutan strategies and policies.