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An ordinary young herder becomes a visionary Bag governor


27.11.2017 — Media release Mongolia

The achievements of SDC’s Green Gold Project would not be possible without innovative and committed local leaders like D. Dugersuren, a Pasture Users' Group (PUG) leader from Tsagaankhairkhan soum in Zavhan aimag and now a Bag Governor.

The SDC works to create healthy living conditions in Mongolia

20.10.2017 — Article DEZA

Soil, air and water pollution not only burdens our environment, it also endangers our health. Mining in Mongolia threatens both the environment and human health. The SDC is actively addressing this problem: its Sustainable Artisanal Mining project (SAM) is helping to give artisanal mining a legal status while thus creating more healthy living conditions for miners.

International academic conference on social accountability

25.09.2017 — Local news Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, 19–20 September, 2017 – Experts and researchers from South and East Asia gathered in Ulaanbaatar in September to identify prospective roles and possible areas of academic collaboration in improving the capacity building and institutionalisation of social accountability.

Artisanal mining organisation recertified for Fairmined ecological label


21.09.2017 — Local news Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 21.09.2017 -- “XAMODX” NGO, operated by some 300 artisanal miners in Bayan-Ovoo soum, Bayankhongor aimag, became the first Artisanal and Small-scale Mining organisation in Asia and one of only two in the world to receive Fairmined Ecological Gold certification from the Alliance for Responsible Mining - a special Fairmined label for gold produced without the use of mercury or cyanide - having fulfilled more than 200 standards affirming that the organisation’s operations were economically, technologically and environmentally responsible.

Voicing citizens’ concerns to improve their lives

19.09.2017 — Local news Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 19.09.2017 -- It is a crisp autumn afternoon. The dazzling sun brightens the colors of the wooden compound walls and dwellings of Chingeltei district. Dulamjav sits in the simply furnished office of the khoroo governor. An engineer by profession, the 58-year old woman is now a full-time politician. In addition to her duties as a governor, she holds one of the 35 seats of the Citizens’ Representative Hural (CRH) of Chingeltei district.

Swiss Scholarships Offer for 2018/2019

15.09.2017 — Media release Mongolia

The Swiss Confederation offers talented and interested young scientists and researchers a number of scholarships for 2018/2019.

Reimagine Mongolia – Papier-mâché Arts Impact Project


27.06.2017 — Article Mongolia

Some creative women from the marginal districts of Ulaanbaatar reimagined the use of the traditional eco-friendly art of papier-mâché to address two key issues in Mongolia: to allow unemployed women to learn new skills with a potential for income generation, and to boost paper recycling through the use of this traditional art.

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