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Projects
2023
The Digital transformation of Bhutan: Sharing Best Practices in the Cyber Security Ecosystem
Year
2023
Sector of assistance
Digitalisation and Innovation, Good governance
Project countries
Bhutan
Allocated funds
10 000 EUR
Project goal

To familiarize representatives of the Bhutanese financial sector with effective cybersecurity management principles.

Project results
  • Conducted practical cybersecurity training sessions for 30 representatives from the Central Bank of Bhutan and other banks, leading to improved cybersecurity resilience and knowledge in identifying cyber-attacks.
  • Shared experience on establishing a cybersecurity center for the financial sector, transferring knowledge from Lithuania and other EU countries.
Implementing organization
INFOBALT Association
Financing source
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of India
2022
Support to Bhutan in the field of doctoral studies in ethnology
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Education
Project countries
Bhutan
2022
12 000 EUR
2021
12 000 EUR
Allocated funds
24 000 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen the academic relations between Lithuania and Bhutan by providing an opportunity for a student of the Royal University of Bhutan to complete their doctoral studies in ethnology at Vilnius University.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Research in the field of ethnological studies is launched.
  • Based on the example of Lithuania, guidelines for the protection and research of archaeological heritage in Bhutan are developed.
  • Preparations for the teaching of archaeology in Bhutanese higher education institutions in order to train new specialists in archaeological science have started.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania to India, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Nepal and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka/ Vilnius University
2021
Bhutan's Digital Financial Transformation: Sharing Best Practices in the Fintech Ecosystem (FintechEco)
Year
2021
Sector of assistance
Digitalisation and Innovation, Good governance
Project countries
Bhutan
Allocated funds
4 000 EUR
Project goal

Deepening the experience of Bhutanese financial institutions involved in building an ecosystem in the Fintech sector.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Bhutanese financial institutions and the Fintech community were introduced to Lithuanian Fintech sector opportunities and solutions, provided with a detailed overview of the EU and Lithuanian Fintech regulatory environment, and identified specific areas for further cooperation. The beneficiaries will be able to use the information obtained to promote the implementation of FinTech technical solutions in companies/organisations, to take decisions on improving the regulatory environment for financial services by taking advantage of international practices.
  • Opportunities for further cooperation between Lithuanian and Bhutanese financial institutions have been established, further sharing of Lithuanian best practices will be carried out, and visits of Bhutanese representatives to Lithuania are planned to further get acquainted with Lithuanian achievements in the field of FinTech.
Implementing organization
Association "INFOBALT"
Support to Bhutan in the field of doctoral studies in ethnology
Year
2022, 2021
Sector of assistance
Education
Project countries
Bhutan
2022
12 000 EUR
2021
12 000 EUR
Allocated funds
24 000 EUR
Project goal

To strengthen the academic relations between Lithuania and Bhutan by providing an opportunity for a student of the Royal University of Bhutan to complete their doctoral studies in ethnology at Vilnius University.

Embassy project

Project results
  • Research in the field of ethnological studies is launched.
  • Based on the example of Lithuania, guidelines for the protection and research of archaeological heritage in Bhutan are developed.
  • Preparations for the teaching of archaeology in Bhutanese higher education institutions in order to train new specialists in archaeological science have started.
Implementing organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania/Embassy of Lithuania to India, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Nepal and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka/ Vilnius University
2019
Institutional capacity building in the sphere of preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage in Bhutan through sharing Lithuania‘s best practices
Year
2019
Sector of assistance
Good governance, Historical and cultural heritage protection
Project countries
Bhutan
Allocated funds
3 898,46 EUR
Project goal

To share Lithuania‘s best practices in order to enhance institutional capacity and promote development of the policy for the protection of the cultural heritage and it‘s effective implementation, to strengthen capacities of Bhutan‘s officials to organize expositions and educational programs, as well as information dissemination campaigns.

Embassy project

Implementing organization
International Elections Study Center - IESC
2018
Exchange of Lithuanian experience in preparing an Archaeology study programme in Bhutan university and strengthening administrative capacities of Bhutan institutions in the area of archaeological studies organization
Year
2018
Sector of assistance
Education
Project countries
Bhutan
Allocated funds
2 379,13 EUR
Implementing organization
Vilnius university; Professor Aleksiejus Luchtanas (Embassy project)
2017
Strengthening of the administrative and institutional capacities of the Government of Bhutan in order to help it implement administrative reforms and consolidate the achievements of Bhutan’s democratic transition
Year
2017
Sector of assistance
Good governance
Project countries
Bhutan
Allocated funds
3 298.09 EUR
Implementing organization
NGO „International Elections Study Center“
Development Cooperation with Bhutan

The strategic objectives of Lithuania's development cooperation policy have been determined based on the needs of Bhutan, the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and the priorities of the EU’s Policy.

Aid for Bhutan

Lithuania has been implementing development cooperation projects in Bhutan since 2017.

In 2017‒2020, three projects were implemented in Bhutan with the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme, for which about 9 500 euros were allocated. Projects focused on the areas of administrative and institutional capacity building and education.

In 2021, two projects were implemented in Bhutan for which 16 000 euros were allocated. Projects focused on the areas of administrative capacity (digitalization) and education.

In 2022, one projects was implemented in Bhutan for which 12 000 euros were allocated. Project focused in the field of education.

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