The First Ever Induction Training for All Local Elected Representatives

Feb 17, 2014

B.Tsengelmaa and Tsetsegdelger, Elected representatives of Tsagaan ovoo soum, Dornod aimag

The 3-day Induction training for all local elected representatives started on 17 February 2014 in Bulgan, Dundgobi and Dornod aimags. The training is being organized by aimag council (hural) secretariats under the project “Capacity Strengthening of Local Self-Governing Bodies”. A total of over 900 elected representatives of these 3 aimags are attending the training, which covers seven key topics: Legal environment, hural procedures, public participation, human rights and gender, and environment and green development.

The Induction training of the other aimags will continue in March 2014, and by April 2014, all local elected representatives will have attended the Induction training.

For many local elected representatives, even for those who have been elected several times, this is for the first time that they are attending capacity building training. The training also provides a platform for local elected representatives of different soums to share their experiences, discuss common challenges they face, and learn from each other.

The last local elections were held in 2012. There are a total of 8,027 aimag, soum, capital city and district representatives  in Mongolia. The “Capacity Strengthening of Local Self-Governing Bodies” (2013-2016) project is being implemented by the Parliament Secretariat and UNDP, and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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