Sustainable development partnership councils hold annual workshop

2020-09-29 12:03:49

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Sustainable Development Partnership Councils (SD-Council) have been established since 2018 in ten aimags to boost local economic development. Through the participation of many stakeholders of local economic development, the SD Council harnesses the experience knowledge, and innovative strength of the varied participants and thus could achieve progress in tourism, agriculture, and business development in their aimags.

The Integrated Mineral Resources Initiative (IMRI) Program of GIZ financed by German government, the National Development Agency (NDA), and the Governor Administration Office of Bulgan aimag organized jointly the annual workshop of SD-Councils at Khutag-Undur soum in Bulgan aimag on September 18-19, 2020. SD-Councils from Bayankhongor, Bulgan, Dornod, Dundgovi, Govi-Altai, Orkhon, Khentii, and Umnugovi aimags sent delegations to this annual meeting.

At the workshop, the SD-Council members participated in trainings on communication, information of the public, transparency of the governance, key success factors in regional and provincial tourism strategic planning, and on how to raise local funding. NDA officials presented the local development index and the methodology of regional and local development policy planning in Mongolia. The Public and Private Partnership Committee has been introduced and modalities of the envisaged merging with SD-Councils have been discussed. The SD-Council members then spoke about their future activities, the strengthening of their capacity via the e-learning platform, and strategies of waste management in their aimags.


Source: GIZ Mongolei