One way for the project to achieve a bigger impact is to provide subgrants to local NGOs. Subgrants help build local capacity, reach wider range of beneficiaries and establish stronger ties with local community, government, NGOs and business sector.
During the last two years APPEAL and iCOGS have provided 158 subgrants combined. NGOs receive on average between USD 2000 and USD 5000 to implement their planned activities.
APPEAL is working on monitoring financial and program documents of 53 subgrants implemented this year. 13 subgrants out of 53 have been successfully closed. The remaining subgrants are expected to be closed in August.
Each year, all national staff of Mercy Corps Mongolia gathers for three days to present project results, and impact of the last year, discuss obstacles and lessons learned, define plans and strategy for the next year and strengthen capacity and teambuilding.
This year, the annual staff meeting (ASM) will take place in the beginning of August (4-6 August) in a camp near Ulaanbaatar. The main theme of this meeting will be LEARNING.
Mongolia is changing and changing fast. It's time for us to get together and discuss how can we maximize our results and impact. What we can do to stay ahead of our competitors. How would we want to strengthen our inner culture that would make all of us enjoy working for this organization and have impact we want to see around.
These are ideas that we'd like all of you think about when coming to the ASM.
See you soon!!
As you know, Mercy Corps is prohibited from dealing with debarred entities. Specific laws and regulations of the US, EU and UK prohibit Mercy Corps from doing business with or providing support to any persons or entities that have been found engaged in fraud, corruption, or terrorist activity.
Last week the Human Resource department of Mercy Corps Mongolia conducted a refreshment training for our rural staff on use of WorldTracker system. We’ve been using this system since 2004. World Tracker is an online system that helps to check the names and entities to ensure that Mercy Corps does not engage in transactions with prohibited persons:
World Tracker is used in all Mercy Corps offices around the world.
Do you remember your first day with Mercy Corps? What information you wish you had? Mercy Corps has launched the Welcome to the Team Hub Page, a new global system designed to do two things:
Please, visit the Hub at https://thehub.mercycorps.org/node/2746 for more information.