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: https://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/library/environment_energy/rapid-socio-economic-impact-assessment-of-covid-19-on-bhutan-s-t.html
2. Aquaponics as an alternative livelihood for communities impacted by halt of tourism due to COVID-19: https://bes.org.bt/stories/aquaponics-as-ecological-agriculture/