IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: World Wildlife Foundation
YEARS: 2006 – 2007
GRANT AMOUNT: $21,500
THEME: Natural Resources
The rapid expansion of the mining sector combined with the lack of regulatory enforcement has resulted in the violation of many laws designed to protect Mongolia’s natural resources. The rapid expansion in mining has also increasingly become a major source of corruption. Therefore, the primary goals of the project were to monitor the implementation status of the recently revised Mongolian laws on mineral resources and anti-corruption, inform the public and make advocacy for further improvements in the legislation of the mining sector. The project was implemented as a collaborative effort between WWF Mongolia and the Alliance of the River Movements (including 15 organizations) and the Center of Human Rights and Development (CHRD).
The project has been satisfactorily completed. A handbook was prepared and printed for education material including how to monitor of the laws on Anti-corruption and Mining. Three teams were formed from community members covering three project sites. A workshop was held for the participating CSOs and 35 participants from civil environmental movements from the affected provinces. Selected members of the three community teams were taught monitoring methodologies and provided with reference materials and they in turn returned to their communities to train other members of their team.