Widening of CM structure and scaling-up CBNRM activities is main objective of the project. In the second year project activities are addressed to the effective functioning of CM and CBNRM, with the aim to widely disseminate its results to the study sites, as well as to the regional and national level stakeholders.
The selection criteria of “Learning community” (LC) was developed and implemented in the first year of the project. In the second year we have tested these criteria’s and more activities was implemented to monitor and evaluate how the LC functioning according to the drafted criteria’s and principles to work with LC. More attention paid in the development of “Community book”, which was introduced to LC’s and others as well.
In the reporting period empowering activities has been covered for the following LC communities,
which was selected in the first year:
- “Karatau” community in Deluun sum
- “Ikhbulag” community in Khotont sum
- “Tsagaan Uul” community in Lun sum
Project’s activities on empowering and capacity development ( CD) for itself and its Co-management (CM) partners were addressed to the following directions:
So far with the selection and empowerment of LC we have following
- LC become more active in the PNRM and it bring the network of communities in the area ;
- For the project team was easy to select where to implement training and other activities in the SS , with involvement other communities ;
As some cases training and other activities organized jointly with other communities in the study site, because some of them was not so happy that LC has all time more activities with the project.
In the second year of the III phase of the project following activities to review the roles & responsibilities of stakeholders to involve them in CM agreements was implemented:
i) During the PM&E meetings CM contracts was reviewed in all communities, and more attention was made to the CM agreements in LC. Implementation of CM agreements and its review also was included to the “Community Book”, where
communities regularly upgrade contracts and made corrections;
ii) CM contracts were established in communities, which are newly entering to the CM arrangements in study sites. Totally in the second year to the CM arrangements were involved newly more than 15 communities;
iii) Co-management contracts are agreed and signed between: Community leader – herder (1586 people by 32 community leaders); Community-bag governor (32
communities and 12 bags) Community-sum governor (3 sums and 32 communities)
Possibilities for community organization on the base of herders’ customary
* camp of herders
** neighboring families
*** community of herders living in the same place.
To support and empower women groups in the communities:
Following activities are carried out to empower women group:
- Participation of women in decision making on Co-Management of Natural Resources has been supported by SLCMT and the project. More than 20 per cent of the community leaders of newly established communities are women, as they getting majority’s votes and also selected as
a member of the management team in most of the existing CBNRM communities. In the future, women may have more dominant positions in the management team of the communities.
- By initiation of the project, in last year Community fund for women’s group was created in 19 Communities.
- Initiatives and participation of women in the activities related to pastureland and natural resources have improved, further, their opinions and comments are heard at community level. More than half of the community members, who are participated in the community activities, inter-site and national level networks, field visits and exhibitions- are women.
The project organizes PM meeting for the communities, where WG’s are actively participated. At these meeting, work performance of the communities was participatorily evaluated using PM and E methods and tools, scope of future works was determined and planned, where ideas and expectations of WG is included
Pasture shifting plan designed by the Arjargalant community’s women group