Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) launched the first project in Mongolia in 2006 and opened its country’s mission in 2007 as a response to the growing support of the Czech development cooperation. The mission of CCR is to improve the lives of thousands of people through education, promotion of sustainable development, empowering local communities and marginalized groups.
Since 2006, CCR has implemented more than 20 projects in 15 different provinces (aimags) with particular focus on pre-school and vocational education, social work, restoring livelihood, humanitarian assistance, prevention of risks of natural disasters, agriculture, and environment and recycling. In Mongolia, CCR cooperates with more than 50 international and local NGOs, CSOs, associations, SMEs, state institutions and local governments.
Mission in Numbers
- Mission started in 2007.
- 9 employees.
- 2-3 projects per year.
- 20 projects in total – 18 completed and 2 ongoing.
- Projects’ target areas are Bayankhongor, Selenge, Khentii, Khovd, Bulgan, Khishig-Undur Soum, and Ulaanbaatar.
- The first ever Construction and Demolition Waste based product with 3 approved standards was developed in Mongolia.
- 4154 participants in the trainings and seminars of CDW management, 2780 in Ulaanbaatar, 1374 in all 21 provinces in Mongolia.
- 141 students, 1971 representatives of SMEs, 2042 professionals from state institutions trained in CDW management.
- 7 studies on CDW management, CDW recycling opportunity, Public awareness, Legal environment and Economic feasibility of the CDW-based product published.
- Participated in 14 construction expos and was awarded as the “Best project and program implementer” for its construction and demolition waste management project.
- Election media campaign in Presidential elections 2020 in Mongolia reached 1.5 million people.
- 27 young people involved in the Mentorship programme under All for YOUth, YOUth for all project.
- CSOs network built, including 106 youth NGOs in rural areas and 80 youth NGOs in Ulaanbaatar.
- 23 trainers trained and 116 people participated in capacity-building trainings from 46 NGOs and CSOs under All for YOUth, YOUth for All project.
Strategic objectives of CCR in Mongolia
Environmental Mitigation & Sustainable Livelihood
- We support the transformation to a resource-efficient economy, mainly through improved waste management
- We promote sustainable production and consumption (SCP) patterns by supporting SMEs and MSMEs in adopting SCP practices
- We facilitate the economic development of rural areas through sectoral diversification and environmentally friendly solutions
Civil Society Development
- We enhance youth CSOs’ capacities to contribute to the governance and development process in Mongolia through capacity building, networking, advocacy, and research
- We increase NGO capacities to empower the youth to better integrate them into society.