Mercy Corps and NEMA jointly started a three day "Assess the disaster risk, prepare and plan for it early and overcome with no loss" training of trainers on 2 September at NEMA building in Ulaanbaatar. The training is attended by trainers from Dundgobi and Suhbaatar, Mercy Corps staff and NEMA staff. The participants will learn about disaster risk management, conduct disaster risk assessment of their local area, develop disaster risk prevention and reduction plans, and share best international and domestic practices.
Then the trainers will travel back to their soums and organize similar trainings for herders, NEMA officers and policy makers of target soums in October and November. LTS-2 team will travel to western aimags in September and organize three trainings: in Bayanhongor (9-11), Zavhan (14-16) and Uvs (21-23).
Achilles Mongolia NGO, a non-profit and non-governmental public service organization, is organizing a marathon "Hope and Possibility" on 13 September 2015 at the National Garden Park. The purpose of the marathon is 1) to raise public awareness and responsibility about people with disabilities 2) To promote sports to the public as the foundation of a healthy and successful lifestyle 3) To raise donations to fund activities that help create the conditions and possibilities for people with disabilities to engage in sports 4) To promote organizations and individuals that are socially responsible.
Achilles Mongolia NGO was founded in January of 2015 in Ulaanbaatar. The goal of the NGO is to inspire and encourage people with disabilities to lead an active social life through sports and further, to have a Paralympics champion from Mongolia. For more information about the Achilles Mongolia NGO and the marathon, please, click here (10.2 MB).
This third section of Mercy Corps’ Strategic Roadmap - Goals and Objectives - lays out what we must achieve to remain a leading organization over the coming one to three years. These goals and objectives provide us with targets and a means of accountability and transparency, and serve as the basis for reporting to Mercy Corps’ leadership, global team and Boards of Directors throughout the year. We review and revise them each year.
In FY16, we have defined five goals: 1) program scale and impact; 2) systems and structures to measure and support our success; 3) leadership and culture; 4) global influence; and 5) revenue and business models.
This section of the Strategic Roadmap describes the global context in which Mercy Corps works. The world is changing around us. A set of fragile and failing states is growing. This increased fragility keeps a billion people stuck in despair and threatens the significant recent gains in stable developing countries. We see the need to reverse the trend toward fragility as the key issue of our time. This fragility is created through a combination of extreme poverty, violent conflict and weak or poor governance. These conditions arise from insecure political systems and the increasing wealth disparity between rich and poor.
Mercy Corps applies the following strategic approaches: