Admission for 5th Foundational Leadership Program

The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing is pleased to announce that the 5th Foundational Leadership Program will be held from 15th September to 12th October 2019. The 4-week course comprises three weeks of leadership training at the institute and a week-long Grassroots Immersion Program in a selected rural community.

Aspiring and eligible applicants from the civil service, autonomous agencies, CSOs and private companies; and nominated candidates from corporations, state-owned enterprises and the armed forces are invited to apply through the institute’s Online Application System. The online application system will be open from 11.00 AM on 23rd July 2019 and will close at 5.00 PM on 5th August 2019. Applications through other means will not be accepted.

For detailed information on the application and selection process, please click HERE  or call Mr. Hasta Bahadur Rai at 17604538.

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Selected Candidates for the Eighth Young Professionals Leadership Program

RIGSS is pleased to announce the names of the 26 candidates selected for the Eighth Young Professionals Leadership Program (YPLP-8). Selected candidates will receive a “Letter of Offer” from the Institute soon. In case a selected candidate is not able to participate, he/she is required to inform the course coordinator, Ms.Thinley Zangmo immediately through email or phone call ( or 17700020), and the slot will be given to a standby candidate chosen as per merit.
The Institute would like to thank all the applicants for showing interest in its program, and look forward to your participation in the future too.

Selected Candidates (in alphabetical order of their names) :

Sl.No Name CID
1 Chainga 10707000344
2 Chendu Dorji 10802001562
3 Choni Wangmo 11508002427
4 Deki Choden 11214001095
5 Gembo Tshering 12001002043
6 Jigme Wangchuk 11505003132
7 Jimba Jatsho 11410005353
8 Karma Singye 10811001089
9 Kezang Phuntsho 11605002241
10 Kinley Tenzin 11411001268
11 Kinley Yangdon 11505002917
12 Kinzang Dorjic 10703001990
13 Kuenley Tshering 11913000918
14 Kuenzang Peldon 11001001297
15 Kumar Gajmer 11811001562
16 Ngawang Tashi Dorji 11405000098
17 Nima Tshering 10503000033
18 Pema Jurmey 11208000287
19 Rinzin Pemo 10504000822
20 Sangay Penjor 11602002563
21 Sonam Choden 10806000997
22 Sonam Dorji 11504002728
23 Tenzin Dorji 11602002562
24 Thinlay Gyeltshen 11410001216
25 Tobgay 10203005336
26 Ugyen Lham 11009000119
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Talk and Interactive Session with Mr. Suhas Gopinath

The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies is pleased to announce that RIGSS in collaboration with Thimphu TechPark will be organizing a talk and interactive session with Mr. Suhas Gopinath on “Staying Competitive Through Technology in a Hyper Agile World” at 2:30 PM on 15th July 2019 at Thimphu TechPark. Suhas Gopinath is a Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum) and the co-founder and Chairman of Globals Inc. He Founded Globals Inc at the age of 14 and became the world’s youngest CEO.

 His new start-up is HappyEMI, which is a fintech platform.

All interested to attend the dialogue are requested to register online at

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