Weaving Strands of Knowledge: Connecting Culture and Science to Climate Change

Roseleen Gurung

Roseleen Gurung

Roseleen Gurung, Tarayana Foundation, Bhutan

Roseleen Gurung has a masters degree in social work from Chennai, India and currently works as a senior program officer at the Tarayana foundation. The Tarayana foundation is the institution that manages the Folk Heritage Museum in Thimpu, Bhutan. Roseleen is in-charge of the development and management of all the programs that Tarayana is currently engaged in. Her interest in social community work prompted her to join Tarayana Foundation. Roseleen has been working at the foundation since the year 2007 and has been a part of several different projects with rural communities in Bhutan. Currently she manages the green technology and livelihood portfolio, particularly focused on climate change adaptation measures in rural communities. In the past she has worked on several funded projects that were focused on community based environmental issues and sustainability. For example getting rural communities in Bhutan to adapt eco- stoves for better health and environmental sustainability. Roseleen’s passion and commitment to serve the rural communities in Bhutan has earned her the respect of her colleagues and also of the community members that she partners with.