Dr. Sonam Wangyel


Dr. Sonam Wangyel Wang is a research professor and a socio- environmental scientist with special interest in understanding the fundamentals of human-environmental interface and the impact of climate change on this relationship to guide policy decisions. Academically he has earned his PhD from Cornell and Oxford Universities and has a master’s in public administration from Harvard University. He also worked for the Royal Government of Bhutan as the head of national parks and as the Director of the Bhutan Royal Education Council. In addition, he has worked as a consultant to national and international agencies.

Dr. Om Katel

Dr Om Katel is a faculty member at the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan and teaches climate change adaptation, Natural Resources Management, and interested on research areas within the domain of land use change, ecosystem services, and community livelihoods. Dr Katel is a visiting researcher at the Nagoya University in Japan. Currently Mr. Katel is serving as a Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages at the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan.

Dr. Pema Choephyel

Dr. Pema Choephyel is the Chief Officer of Bhutan Trust Fund for Env Conservation and has a professional background in agriculture and forest management, research, and now funding with many projects relating to forests and community development.

Ugyen Namgyel

Umgyen Namgyel is the Head, Nature Conservation Section in Bumthang Forest Division, Bhutan. He has been extensively engaged in research work in embracing interior zoning paradigm for scientific wildlife management interventions, effective waste management along the highway involving pertinent conservation partners in Bhutan’s Phrumsengla National Park, ecological survey many more. He has also authored and co-authored various publications and has 21 published titles under his name.