WOLTS team hold Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Gender, Land and Mining in Mongolia

  • 3 November 2017

On Tuesday 24 October 2017 members of the WOLTS team hosted a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Gender, Land and Mining in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. For the last two years Mokoro and People Centered Conservation (PCC) have been working together in Mongolia on a long-term practical and action-oriented strategic research project on women’s land tenure security – the WOLTS Project. The team have carried out in-depth and rigorous research in two pastoralist communities affected by mining (Bornuur and Dalanjargalan soums), looking at the intersection of gender and land relations in different pastoralist contexts and developing a methodology for continuing community engagement. This has involved multiple site visits and different research methods and techniques to triangulate and validate data.

The WOLTS team presented findings from the research in both study communities at the October workshop, which was facilitated by Ms Y. Narangerel, Executive Director of PCC. Participants included community representatives, national and local government officials, civil society organisations, development partners and representatives of the private sector. Mokoro and PCC were delighted to have Mr J. Batsaikhan, Head of Land Management at the Mongolian Agency of Land Affairs, Geodesy and Cartography (ALAGaC), officially open the workshop. The team have enjoyed a productive collaboration with ALAGaC from the start of the research. The workshop opening was followed by an introduction to the WOLTS research by Mokoro’s Dr Elizabeth Daley, WOLTS Team Leader, and presentations on the findings from both communities by Ms Y. Narangerel and Mrs. B. Munkhtuvshin, also from PCC. Lively discussions followed and the research was highly appreciated by all.