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  • Transforming Communities: Empowering Local Women Representatives

    After graduating from an university in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, D. Bertsetseg returned to her hometown of Zuunmod soum [subdivision of aimag, or province] in Tov aimag where she worked in education for 30 years. “I came back to my soum to educate the future of Zuunmod–its school students,” Bertsetseg explains. Zuunmod soum is situated 43 km from Ulaanbaatar and comprised of more than 4,600 households, with a total population of 16,000 inhabitants.

  • Better managed natural resources expand livelihoods

    Naranbek Ristan slings his binoculars and notebook around his neck and mounts his horse with graceful ease. He is setting off on a monthly patrol of 6,000 hectares of community land to check on wildlife. The country he will cover is harsh, magnificent and daunting. But for Ristan, most importantly, it is home. Ristan comes from the Kazakh ethnic group and lives in the community of Akhbastau (literally “White Springs”) in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s extreme west. People here are herders and horsemen living in gers (yurts) decorated with colourful floor and wall carpets.

  • Enhancing adaptive capacity for livelihood security in Sant soum, Uvurkhangai aimag

    Since livestock privatization in 1992, rural households’ income was primarily based on private livestock production. Across all country the total number of livestock gradually was growing from year to year until 2000.

  • Building partnership and collaboration for livelihood security in pastoral communities

    The Alternative Livelihood Project was directly implemented by United Nations Development Programme in Shinejinst soum of Bayankhongor in the period of March 2011 – June 2013.

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