August 15, 2014, Arendal, Norway - During GRID-Arendal’s 25th Anniversary celebrations which took place on the 14th and 15th of August, GRID-Arendal and ICR signed a new cooperation agreement for the coming months to continue their cooperation on nomadic reindeer husbandry in Mongolia and the Russian Far East.
The cooperation agreement signals a further strengthening of the ties between the two institutions when it comes to reindeer husbandry and environmental issues. Through the cooperation agreement, GRID-Arendal and ICR have agreed to work together towards the following goals this year:
Further work in collaboration with the Mongolian Dukha reindeer herdering community, including in the areas of community environmental monitoring and assessment, trainings to assess and enhance the resilience of the reindeer herding community, and preparatory steps for the establishment of an Information Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Biodiversity in Tsaganuur.
Continued collaboration - as project co-leads - on a Global Environment Facility (GEF) / UNEP project called Nomadic Herders: Nomadic Herders: Enhancing the resilience of pastoral ecosystems and livelihoods of nomadic herders.
Joint collaboration on further funding proposals and projects in order to expand the areas of cooperation between the two institutions, together with the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH).
For further information about the Nomadic Herders’ project, please visit the Nomadic Herders´ Project webpage
Björn Alfthan (Project Manager, Nomadic Herders)