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This video shows how community organizations formed by pastoral communities in the Mongolian Gobi Desert are contributing to greater democracy and better Natural Resource Management in the region. Headed largely by women, these organizations are filling up the vacuum of institutions for Natural Resource Management, that was created following the collapse of the Communist regime in 1990.

Supported by the German government, the formation of community organizations was facilitated through the use of Participatory Learning and Action tools. The process was immensely helpful in removing mistrust between the communities and federal government authorities in charge, that developed when the latter was marking pastoral lands for designation as national parks. Now, the communities work with government authorities in protecting the national parks. This also makes them more secure about their rights to access those lands.

More info: http://www.whatifwechange.org
Produced by: John D, Liu for EEMP 
Year: 2012
Language: Various, with English subtitles

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