Women’s land tenure security project (WOLTS) Mongolia

Mokoro, Mongolia

Mokoro has partnered on the WOLTS Mongolia project with People Centered Conservation (PCC) since 2015. PCC is a Mongolian NGO established in 2006, which aims to promote the protection of natural resources through support to the activities of local residents and civil society, with a strong commitment to addressing issues for gender equality and vulnerable groups.

The WOLTS Mongolia team has been working in three communities affected by mining investments: Bornuur soum in Tuv aimag, Dalanjargalan soum in Dornogovi aimag and Tsenkher soum in Arkhangai aimag. Through repeat fieldwork visits, using different research methods and techniques to triangulate and validate data, the team has been investigating the intersection of gender and land relations in different pastoralist contexts and developing a methodology for continuing community engagement and capacity building to protect and support the land rights of all vulnerable people.

The WOLTS Mongolia team presented early research findings at a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Gender, Land and Mining in Mongolia, held in Ulaanbaatar in October 2017. Participants included community representatives, national and local government officials, civil society organisations, development partners and representatives of the private sector.

Since 2018, the team has been partnering with the Mongolian government’s national land management agency to develop practical guidance to strengthen participation, consultation and gender-equity in medium-term land management planning processes in soums.


Read our latest WOLTS blog – WOLTS Team Perspectives No.5 – ‘How COVID-19 is bringing Mongolia’s herding families back together’.

Other WOLTS Mongolia blogs – ‘Mongolian herder families are being split between countryside and town’ – available here, and ‘Left Behind – The Mongolian Herders Living with Mum’ – available here

WOLTS Team Perspectives No.4 – ‘Young champions – hope for Mongolia’s herding traditions’ – available here

Have you read “A woman has long hair and a short brain – Reflections on an old Mongolian saying” – available here

Our first WOLTS blog on ‘Property Rights in Mongolia – Making Space for Women?’ is available here.


To obtain copies of available reports and documentation in Mongolian, please email edaley@mokoro.co.uk.

You can learn more about our Mongolian partners here.

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