A vibrant democracy where citizens are engaged and proactive



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.