Capacity Development

The Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts in view of its mandate to build capacity of the artisans conducts various need based trainings to sharpen and upscale the knowledge and skills in various fields. The training field are identified according to the field the artisans works in. For instance, Tsho Nyim (natural dyeing training) were given to the artisans who works in the field of textile, while packaging training were given to the artisans who works in sales of handicrafts products. Apart from artisans, the agency has also trains youths in patra, bamboo weaving and painting.

Training scope was expanded to the inmates of Chamgang central jail in order to immaculate their skills in the future and also to the group of women prisoners at Dawakha (Paro).

The agency, so far has trained a total of 1614 from 2011 – 2018 with funding support from RGoB, GoI, UNDP Bhutan and JICA.