Speaker's Profile 

Tashi Dorji

Livelihood Specialist: Conservation and Development, ICIMOD

Tashi Dorji, a Bhutanese citizen, is Livelihood Specialist: Conservation and Development at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal.  His roles involve developing livelihood frameworks, and identifying innovative livelihood options, including value chains, responsible tourism, natural resources management, and governance in the transboundary landscapes of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. 

Dorji is a veterinarian by profession. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kobe University, Japan with a major in Animal Genetics. He obtained his MSc from Melbourne University, Australia focused on understanding yak farming systems and transformation in Bhutan and elsewhere in the Himalaya.

Dorji has held different positons in the Government of Bhutan, including Chief of Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests; Chief of Department of Livestock and Programme, and Director of the Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre.