Last week, UNU-LRT received a visit from six Mongolian specialists from three partner institutions of UNU-LRT in Mongolia. The purpose of their visit was to prepare for a course that will be held in Mongolia in May, with specialists from UNU-LRT, the Agricultural University of Iceland and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. The seven-day course entitled "Communicating knowledge for sustainable rangeland management under climate change – improving analytic and reporting skills" was taught for the first time last year. The course is co-organized and held by UNU-LRT and three Mongolian partner institutions. Besides working on preparation for the course, the visitors gave presentations for the staff and students at the Agricultural University of Iceland. Furthermore, UNU-LRT held an open seminar at the National Museum of Iceland where Dr Bulgamaa Densambuu, rangeland ecologist and former UNU-LRT fellow, gave a talk on means to improve land health and livelihoods of nomadic herders in Mongolia.
The six Mongolian specialists come from the following partner institutions of UNU-LRT: the Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS), the Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IRIMHE) and the National Federation of Pasture User Groups of Herders (NFPUG). The specialists are Dr Khishigjargal Mookhor, Dr Baigal-Amar Tuulaikhuu, Dr Burenjargal Otgonsuren and Dr Oyuntuya Sharavjamts from MULS, Dr Bat-Oyun Tserenpurev from IRIMHE, and Dr Bulgamaa Densambuu from NFPUG.