Author: Ariell

Complexity surrounding simplicity: Revisiting the case of Herlen Bayan-Ulaan Reserve Pasture Area, Mongolia.

By S. Undargaa, Independent Researcher Issues surrounding mining and/or land grabs for resource extraction, including appropriating public use areas, present a complicated relationship between stakeholders in a complex environment of political economy/ecology. Some cases, already fraught with dispute, are then exploited for other purposes with the result being unequal benefit distribution. The Gobi Framework for…

By Ariell June 29, 2020 Off

Vacancy for impact assessment consultants

Нөлөөллийн үнэлгээний зөвлөх сонгон шалгаруулж авна Говийн загвар төсөл нь уул уурхайн салбар дахь зөрчлийг зөвлөлдөх замаар шийдвэрлэх чиглэлээр судалгаа явуулж байгаа бөгөөд нийгэм, эрүүл мэнд, байгаль орчны нөлөөллийн үнэлгээний чиглэлээр мэргэшсэн богино хугацааны (2-3 сар) зөвлөх хайж байна. Эдгээр зөвлөхүүд нь тус төслийн хүрээнд нөлөөллийн үнэлгээний журам, аргачлал боловсруулах ажилд хувь нэмэр оруулах бөгөөд…

By Ariell May 8, 2020 Off

UBC RESEARCH ASKS WHETHER MINERAL EXPLORATION CAN SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN MONGOLIA’S GOBI DESERT

Guest blog by: Jocelyne Fraser, University of British Columbia For generations the south Gobi Desert of Mongolia has been home to nomads and their herds of sheep, goats, camels and horses.  Today is it also an area of interest for mineral exploration and mining companies from around the world. To investigate how mineral exploration companies…

By Ariell March 17, 2020 Off

BBC Kyrgyz Service Documentary on Mine Reclamation

BBC Kyrgyz Service (Part of BBC World Service) has filmed a 30 minute documentary on reclamation issues in Chatkal and Ala-Buka. The short film was aired on the National Channel of Kyrgyzstan. The documentary focuses on areas along the Kassan-Sai river, where the land has not been restored after mining. Journalists spoke to local residents,…

By Ariell January 22, 2020 Off

Grant Writing Training 8 January 2020

Writing Research Grant Proposals Workshop 8 January 2020, 2-5 pm National University of Mongolia Library, Ulaanbaatar On the 8th January 2020, we will hold a training in Ulaanbaatar on Writing Research Grant Proposals. The training will be held in English. The training is open to academics and non-academics who are interested in collaborating with Universities…

By Ariell January 2, 2020 Off

Adequate compensation for relocated herders

By Chuka Chuluunbat For Mongolian herders, winter camps are crucial for the survival of their livestock. In 2004, about 16 families’ winter camps in Khanbogd soum, South Gobi province, were affected by the Oyu Tolgoi mega mine. The mining company initiated a relocation of affected winter camps. As a form of compensation the company built…

By Ariell September 26, 2019 Off

A Report on Benefit Sharing, Conflict Resolution and Local Collaboration from the Gobi Framework Knowledge Exchange

A Report on Benefit Sharing, Conflict Resolution and Local Collaboration from the Gobi Framework Knowledge Exchange, 18 December 2018, Ulaanbaatar Please find the PDF version of this report Knowledge Exchange Report_Dec_Final. Summary of Event: On 18 December, 2018, the Gobi Framework research team[1] gathered 15 experts from Mongolian Government, industry, NGOs, and universities to discuss…

By Ariell April 12, 2019 Off