Dear WIM Mongolia members & followers,
In October 2016, WIM Mongolia held two consultative meetings at the Cooperative Vocational Training in the Mineral Resources Sector (CVT) project, which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and jointly financed by the governments of Germany, Switzerland and Australia. The project aims at supporting Mongolian youth and adults to improve their employability in the mineral resource sector. Among others, the project encourages girls and women to get vocational training in mining-related fields through providing scholarships and organizing Girls’ Days.
The first meeting involved the presentation of the WIMM’s 2015-2016 survey of the women participation in the extractive industry of Mongolia with the project management team. Among them the project gender focal point Ms.Oyunsanaa stressed the importance of various interventions of sector specific projects in Mongolia, especially in cross cutting topics such as mining, gender and inclusive education. The second meeting was held with the regional experts from the partnering vocational training schools from 11 provinces of Mongolia. Discussants shared opinions on the findings of the survey, ways to jointly improve the situation of girl’s enrollment in the mining vocational training and in WIMM’s mentorship program.
The German Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Mongolian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection have been jointly implementing this project since 2013, which started the second project phase in 2016.