Vision: A vibrant democracy where citizens are engaged and proactive
Mission: To nurture democracy in Bhutan through civic engagement,
public discourse and media literacy
Our Work at BCMD is Guided by the Following Principles:
That democracy is strengthened when there is respect for diversity and when citizens understand the culture of democracy beyond the electoral process:
- BCMD’s work is propelled by the recognition of fundamental human dignity as the raison dete for our work, rather than a one-dimensional rights discourse. That democracy in Bhutan can be strengthened with an open and honest discourse with a focus on responsibility and rights of citizens.
- That BCMD will be a values-based organisation placing emphasis on enabling humans to fulfil their potential, to exercise agency by strengthening citizen voice and actions that promote public/societal interests.
- That BCMD’s work is non-partisan and focuses on democratic principles. We encourage respect for diversity and more participatory and inclusive governance
- The BCMD will collaborate with internal and external partners but will maintain, at all times, a conscious effort to work within the political, social, and cultural contexts of Bhutan.
BCMD’s Core Operating Values
BCMD will consciously strive to maintain and promote the following values:
Teamwork: Work as a team in a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation, and equality.
Integrity: Be accountable and transparent by taking responsibility for everything that we do and promote a sense of belonging to one’s community and environment.
Participation: Engage in society by participating in discussions, sharing our views, and being informed/ aware of current issues, and being of service to others.
Innovation: Encourage individual independence and creativity and strive to promote innovative techniques/methods to solve problems.
Leadership: Take the responsibility to lead oneself, and develop the capacity to lead others through inspiration rather than by the authority.
Personal Development: Engage in continuous learning, developing skills and habits that will enable us to serve our community, society, and the global population.