Dr. Norbu Wangdi
Dr. Norbu has extensive expertise in resource management, climate change adaptation, and sustainable natural resource management. He serves as the Principal Scientist – Resource Management at the Bhutan Ecological Society and as a lecturer in Mountain Ecology at the Center for Climate and Sustainable Futures (CCFS), School for Field Studies in Paro, Bhutan. He completed his Doctorate in Natural Resources and Life Sciences from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria.
Throughout his career, Norbu Wangdi has held several key positions and has been involved in numerous projects and initiatives related to environmental conservation and sustainable development. Notably, he served as the Project Coordinator for the “Developing Ecosystem-based Solutions for Managing Biodiversity Landscapes in Bhutan” project at the Royal Society for Protection of Nature. He also held the position of Chief Forestry Officer at the Forest Resources Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services.
Norbu Wangdi has been recognized for his contributions in the field of environmental research and conservation. He was a UNESCO-TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Young Affiliate from 2018 to 2022 and a Young Leader for the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Japan in 2019. He also served as the National Focal Point for the UN Forum for Forests from November 2019 to July 2021.
In addition to his professional roles, Dr. Norbu has published numerous articles and research papers in esteemed journals and has presented at various conferences and symposiums.