The international level training with national ownership on “Upscaling shearing for sheep wool quality improvement” was successfully organized in Mandalgobi City and Dalai Bag of Saintsagaan Soum in Dundgobi Aimag, between 29th June and 5th July 2020.
The key stakeholders, including UN Resident Coordinator, UN Agency - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry of Mongolia, EU Delegation in Mongolia, the Governor of Dundgobi aimag, Altain Uulsiin Orgil cooperative from Khovd aimag and local communities of five aimags have collaborated on the value addition in animal husbandry and light industrial sectors.
“Support to Employment Creation in Mongolia (SECIM)” the joint project is financially supported by EU and it is being implemented with UNIDO and supported by many multi-stakeholders. Overall, the project outcomes are contributing to the SDG9 and UNIDO’s mandate of Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development. The project is being implemented also in line with the Government policies and programs including Sustainable Development Vision 2030, Industrialization 21:100, Cashmere, Meat and Dairy, Healthy Food-Healthy Mongolians and Mongol Export.
At the opening session of the international training, the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Tapan underlined importance of multi-stakeholders’ collaboration and expressed gratitude to the then Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry Mr. Ch.Ulaan, Governor of Dundgobi aimag Mr. O.Bat-Erdene, Head of Agriculture Department of Dundgobi aimag Mr. B.Munkhjargal, and Delegation of the European Union, National Project Coordinator of UNIDO Ms. Munkhbolor.G, Director of “Altai Mountain Summit” secondary cooperative from Khovd aimag and trainer Mr.T.Altansukh, Governor of Saintsagaan soum Mr. R.Munkhtogtokh, Chairman of Dalai Bagh Mr. J.Zorigtbaatar, Head of Dundgovi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ms. D.Ganchimeg, and Head of Labour and Social Welfare of Dundgobi aimag G.Khishigdavaa, for their proactive partnership, substantial contribution and continues collaboration with UN Agencies and emphasized importance of creating value addition based export capacity instead of import oriented consumer culture and supporting employment creation in Mongolia.
The Resident Coordinator emphasized the active role of the UN in Mongolia and its 11 specialized agencies providing multi-sectoral technical assistance and highlighted great contribution being made by UNIDO and SECIM projects, by achieving substantial results such as transferring internationally recognized, advanced yet affordable, scale-able, and locally adaptable technologies, and knowledge complementing the national expertise, improving quality of raw materials and products, and institutionalizing the blended e-learning programs. Mr Tapan was glad to reiterate the Governor’s acknowledgement about UN-FAO’s humanitarian and technical assistance provided to its local herder communities for overcoming risks of harsh seasons.