Mongolia

Slepa mapa_Mongolsko 2015 orezMongolia is a large country in which more than a third of the population lives in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and the rest of the country is very sparsely populated. Although the Mongolian economy is primarily dependent on the export of raw materials, many people still make a living from traditional nomadic pastoralism. Although the economic situation there is gradually improving, the state is still failing to provide sufficient services for vulnerable groups and, in addition, is beginning to face pollution and insufficient protection of the nature and natural resources.

Caritas Czech Republic started operating in Mongolia in 2006 and two years later we opened a mission there. From the very beginning, our work in Mongolia was mainly focused on development projects, but we eventually combined that humanitarian aid, which is necessary for the country as it often has harsh and long winters. From the beginning, we focused mainly on activities in the field of education, social services and health care, often in remote and hard-to-reach parts of the country. We have gradually focused our work on supporting agriculture and sustainable pastoralism.

In recent years, we have mainly focused on environmental protection and sustainable development in Mongolia, especially on careful waste-handling. At the same time, however, we do not forget the local civil society, which we try to help by supporting young people or training local organizations. Our main office is in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, but we also operate in five other provinces of Mongolia.

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Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle
March 18, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle

Waste management has become a major issue in Mongolia due to increased population growth, urbanization and industrialization during the last decade. Caritas is helping Mongolia with sustainable plastic recycling and supports the development of a green economy. Its new project aims to strengthen the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient circular economy in Mongolia with the financial support of the European Union.

Mentorship Program for Mongolian Youth continues
January 25, 2021 Mongolia

Mentorship Program for Mongolian Youth continues

Last September, we launched a mentoring program in Mongolia as part of our "All for YOUth, YOUth for all" project. We help young people with personal development and advise them on how to plan and build a career. We have already mentored 27 young Mongolians and this year we will continue. 

Mongolia is Surfing the “Renovation Wave” through Construction Materials Recovery
December 7, 2020 CCR-Mongolia

Mongolia is Surfing the “Renovation Wave” through Construction Materials Recovery

Mongolia is the 19th largest country in the world by area, however, its population of just 3.29 million, also makes it the world’s most sparsely populated country. Since the 1990 democratic revolution, 40% of Mongolia’s population migrated to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, resulting in an increasing demand for new housing and the booming of the construction industry, rapidly expanding until this day. Existing buildings are, however, not resource efficient, with many relying on fossil fuels for heating and cooling and old technologies and wasteful appliances in their operations.

Construction Demolition Waste Management Project's Closing Ceremony
October 31, 2020 CCR-Mongolia

Construction Demolition Waste Management Project's Closing Ceremony

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – On 30th October 2020, the Closing Ceremony of the “Improving Resource-Efficiency and Cleaner Production in the Mongolian Construction Sector through Materials Recovery” project, which was implemented between 2016 and 2020 with the financial support of the European Union (SWITCH-Asia program) and Czech Development Agency, was held today.

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia was awarded “The Best Project and Program Implementer”
October 1, 2020 CCR-Mongolia

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia was awarded “The Best Project and Program Implementer”

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – On 23 August 2020, Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) in Mongolia have been awarded “The Best Project and Program Implementer” for its “Improving resource efficiency and cleaner production in the Mongolian construction sector through materials recovery” project from the most prestigious construction exhibition Barilga Expo 2020.