2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Ngawang Gyeltshen

2015 Fellow

National Project Coordinator at United Nations Development Programme

Coordinating the BIOFIN Project in Bhutan. The UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative is a global partnership addressing the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner. The Initiative provides an innovative methodology enabling countries to measure their current biodiversity expenditures, assess their financial needs in the medium term and identify the most suitable finance solutions to bridge their national biodiversity finance gaps.

Thimphu, Th 11001

Ngawang has over a decade of experience in Bhutan’s natural resource management, protected areas, environmental policy development and community-based projects. He currently focuses on identifying nature-based financing solutions for development, combining biodiversity finance with climate finance. He has a Master of Science degree in mountain forestry from Boku University, Austria and a Master of Philosophy in conservation leadership from the University of Cambridge, U.K. 

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

Biodiversity Finance

I Am Seeking

guidance and ideas on blended financing options for the SDGs