News

  • 3 September 2020

A recent Evaluation of UNICEF contribution to Education in Humanitarian Settings, led by Muriel Visser, has been published. The evaluation was designed to determine the extent to which the UNICEF approach to education in humanitarian contexts is ‘fit-for-purpose’ to deliver equitable access to quality education in humanitarian contexts. The evaluation was particularly timely in light of global normative shifts around equity, inclusion and quality of education. The recommendations in the report have been endorsed UNICEF and the synthesis report, as well as country case-study reports for Somalia, Jordan and Nepal, are available on the Mokoro website.

  • 3 September 2020

Mokoro consultants around the world and the Oxford office team are continuing their work, but are all based at home at the moment. To contact indivduals, please use email. Or if you are not sure who to contact, please write to mokoro@mokoro.co.uk.

  • 1 September 2020

Mokoro is delighted to publish a fifth blog in the ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ series, titled ‘How COVID-19 is bringing Mongolia’s herding families back together’. The new blog is written by our WOLTS Mongolia field team member, B. Munkhtuvshin, and it is co-published with the Land Portal. B. Munkhtuvshin works with the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation, which has partnered with Mokoro on the WOLTS project since 2016. WOLTS Team Perspectives is a blog series that presents the views of different members of the global WOLTS team about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia. This latest blog looks at the unexpected positive effects that COVID-19 has had on a Mongolian herder family whom the author has written about before. The piece provokes questions around how formal schooling constrains traditional nomadic culture, and about which of the temporary measures adopted during the pandemic should be considered for making permanent.

Read B. Munkhtuvshin’s blog here, and sign up to keep in touch with WOLTS via our webpage here.

 

 

 

  • 27 July 2020

Mokoro are delighted to publish a fourth blog in the ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ series, titled ‘Young champions – hope for Mongolia’s herding traditions’. The new blog is written by our WOLTS Mongolia field team member, Suvd Boldbaatar, and it is co-published with the Land Portal. Suvd works with the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation, which has partnered with Mokoro on the WOLTS project since 2016. Our blog series showcases the views of different members of the global WOLTS team about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia. WOLTS Team Perspectives No.4 tells the story of a young herder who has not followed his peers to Mongolia’s cities in search of higher education and employment opportunities. Instead, he has become a WOLTS community champion on gender and land, and is the kind of dynamic young leader who can help to ensure a sustainable future for Mongolia’s traditional way of life.

 

Read Suvd’s blog here, and sign up to keep in touch with WOLTS via our webpage here.

 

  • 21 July 2020

‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ is a new series of blogs launched in February 2020 by the global WOLTS team. In this series, field team members share their views about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia. So far, three blogs have been written by team members from HakiMadini, our WOLTS project partners in Tanzania, and all published jointly on the Mokoro and Land Portal websites. Joyce Ndakaru describes her upbringing in a traditional and patriarchal Maasai village, and how the WOLTS project is delivering positive changes to gender relations in similar contexts. Emmanuel Mbise reflects on the power of role-plays about women’s land rights performed by WOLTS community champions. Ezekiel Kereri describes how the WOLTS training programme has given female community champions the confidence to claim their rights to land, and male community champions the confidence and understanding to support them. Find links to all three Tanzania blogs here – and look out for the next two blogs in the ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ series – coming soon! – as team members from PCC, our WOLTS project partners in Mongolia, describe how their experiences compare.

  • 30 April 2020

Mokoro is excited to co-publish with the Land Portal the third blog in the ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ series. This series showcases the views of different members of the global WOLTS team about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia. WOLTS Team Perspectives No.3, ‘How Anna Letaiko got her land’, is written by Ezekiel Kereri, who describes in his piece how the WOLTS training programme on gender equity has given female community champions the confidence to claim their rights to land, and male community champions the confidence and understanding to support them. Ezekiel works as Sustainable Livelihoods Program Officer with the Tanzanian NGO, HakiMadini, which has partnered with Mokoro on the WOLTS project since 2016.

 

Read Ezekiel’s blog here, and sign up to keep in touch with WOLTS via our webpage here.

  • 31 March 2020

Mokoro is delighted to publish the second blog in the ‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ series jointly with the Land Portal. In this series, different members of the global WOLTS team share their views about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia. WOLTS Team Perspectives No.2 is written by Emmanuel Mbise and is called: ‘How role-play changed two Maasai communities.’ In his blog, Emmanuel reflects on the power of role-plays about women’s land rights performed by participants in the WOLTS training programme on gender equity. Emmanuel works as Small-Scale Mining Program Officer with the Tanzanian NGO, HakiMadini, which has partnered with Mokoro on the WOLTS project since 2016.

Read Emmanuel’s blog here, and sign up to keep in touch with WOLTS via our webpage here.

  • 17 March 2020

A recent evaluation of the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN), conducted by a joint Mokoro and The Partnering Initiative (TPI) team, has been published on the SBN website. The findings and recommendations in the report have been reviewed and endorsed by both GAIN and WFP, who plan to integrate a number of the recommendations into SBN’s new strategy. This will inform and align with the new phase and strategy of the SUN Movement (2021-2025).

Matthew Smith, the team leader for the evaluation, represented Mokoro at the 2019 SUN Movement Global Gathering in Kathmandu, Nepal. He presented the results of the evaluation at the four day event.

 

 

 

 

  • 17 March 2020

Mokoro Principal Consultants Elizabeth Daley and Christopher Tanner have been unable to travel to Washington to present papers at the World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference 2020, which has had to be cancelled as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Elizabeth and her WOLTS project colleague, Jim Grabham, were due to share findings from community engagement work with Tanzanian and Mongolian pastoralist communities. Chris, together with Marianna Bicchieri (FAO Regional Office, Bangkok) and Alda Salomão (CTV, Maputo), had been due to present a paper on issues impacting progressive land policy positions with evidence from Indonesia and Mozambique. Fortunately, the World Bank has been able to make all papers publicly available on the conference website. Mokoro is therefore very pleased to share the links to our papers and presentations here.

Read ‘Engaging champions for gender equity in land governance: initial findings from Mongolian and Tanzanian pastoralist communities’ here.

Read ‘Progressive Policy, Gender and Indigenous Rights: realities impacting the potential of progressive land frameworks in Indonesia and Mozambique’ here.

  • 5 March 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Based on the new government advice issued, this event will no longer go ahead on 25th March. The aim is to reschedule the event to later in the year, and we will be in touch when a new date is available. In the meantime, if you would be interested in attending an online alternative within the next few weeks, then please do get in touch with vwarne@inasp.info

Mokoro are very pleased to be taking part in an Oxford networking event on Wednesday 25 March, hosted by INASP.

Doing development research differently is a networking event for all people and organisations in and around Oxford with an interest in doing or supporting rigorous research and knowledge exchange for development that builds research capacity and delivers tangible outcomes in the south. The event will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the issues, to find out more about what organisations in and around Oxford are doing, and to identify challenges which could be discussed in more depth in subsequent meetings. It will include a world café where representatives from INASP, INTRAC, Evidence Aid, SciDev.Net, Mokoro and Oxford University European and International Team describe how they do it followed by a panel session to identify and prioritise the ley challenges. There will be plenty of time in the tea break and over drinks at the end to meet people and find out more.

Full details and registration are here.