Fablab Bhutan team is honored to received visit by His Excellency J.B Rai, we are also delighted to present and discuss about the challenges and opportunities for building science and technology capacity in Bhutan, in partnership with global leaders in higher education such as the Massachusetts Institute of technology.Fablab Bhutan clearly demonstrates our deep commitment meaningful connection to our like minders – in science and technology, research, education, and cultural events. The STEM-Bhutan Initiative has nurtured young scientists and advanced research networks with institutions in Bhutan.“STEM-Bhutan” is an issue that has been close to our heart for years and it is crucial to Bhutan’s success in the 21st century. How can we build on this and do even bigger, better things together?
We are now at a crossroads: the challenge is to make the leap from “Yes, We Can” to “Yes, We Do”. Bhutan has accomplished exceptional economic growth over the past decade, averaging, underpinned by prudent macroeconomic management. Now it is time to build economic growth that is accompanied by reduced poverty and inequality, and greater value addition on the kingdom. How do we get there, to achieve this value-addition in Bhutan? We must correct long-standing imbalances in the educational systems in the country, and make up for long delays in developing science and technology capabilities.