Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: November 7th, 2022

Name of CSO Women Recycling Bhutan
Amount 780,000
Duration 8 Months
Dzongkhag Bumthang, Chukha, Dagana, Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa

Objectives of the project

  • To advocate women’s participation in community decision-making processes like Chiwog Zomdus, and community involvement avenues like Farm Road User Groups, Water User Associations, Gewog Tshogde, and Dzongkhag Tshogdu.
  • To strengthen collective voices, and create a network amongst women’s recycling organizations in project sites.
  • Educate women about the planning and budgeting procedures used by the local government and bring up the topic and concerns affecting women in meetings.
  • To promote knowledge exchange, share women’s success stories, and replicate best practices.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    

  • 615 vulnerable women from 20 groups from identified Dzongkhags at Dagana, Chukha, Trongsa, Thimphu, Paro, and Bumthang.

Estimated results

  • Through increased participation in the development and decision-making processes, the cause of women is collectively addressed.
  • Women’s groups enhanced their collective voices through the establishment of networks among women groups.
  • Women increased their level of economic empowerment, lessened inequality, and climb the social and economic ladder.

Main activities

  • Awareness workshop on community engagement and decision-making process (village meetings, Chiwog Zomdus and Gewog Tshogde).
  • Training on women’s participation in inclusive planning, budgeting implementation, and monitoring of local plans.
  • Establish a network among women recyclers groups.
  • Knowledge sharing and peer-learning exchange program.
  • Replicate best practices of women’s success stories in the area of waste recycling and participation in community development.
  • Documentation of success stories, publishing advocacy materials, and disseminating communication materials on women empowerment topics.