Pem Lama is the Director of Operations and Strategy at the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), an environmental non-profit in Bhutan. She has worked in areas of sustainable development, green public procurement, sustainable consumption and production and Gross National Happiness (GNH) research. She led a research on socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector for UNDP Bhutan at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. She is currently leading a pilot project aimed at enhancing resilience in a nature-based tourism community in Bhutan through aquaponics and virtual tourism. 


1. UNDP Report on impact of COVID-19 in Bhutan’s tourism sector:

2. Aquaponics as an alternative livelihood for communities impacted by halt of tourism due to COVID-19: