Natural disasters and shortage of animal feed pose a serious threat to animal husbandry. In order to manage these risks, access to timely and accurate weather information is crucial for local herders and businesses.
Under the USAID funded Leveraging Tradition and Science in Disaster Risk Reduction project (LTS), Mercy Corps is testing a new way to provide weather information to herders using SMS messaging service. SMS messages will contain information about temperature, wind, precipitation and other important weekly forecasts of selected soums.
Herders and rural businesses can use this information to make a decision on selling livestock, preparing hay and fodder, moving with herd to safer area and so on. Recipients can also ask additional questions from the service provider.
As team members, we know Mercy Corps: who we are, what we stand for and what we do. But even for us, it can be difficult to describe our work in a consistent way.
Mercy Corps Global is inviting us to complete an anonymous survey. The purpose of the survey is to learn what we, as Mercy Corps team members, believe is most important about Mercy Corps -- and to test different ways of talking about key aspects of who we are. The survey will start on 13 August and close on 25 August. It takes only 15 min to complete.
This is our chance to help set Mercy Corps' direction. We will share with you the survey link to be published in the Globe this week.
Mercy Corps Mongolia’s Annual All Staff Meeting was held in August 4-6 in a camp near UB. For three days the participants discussed project impact, implementation and FY 2015 Strategy for MC Mongolia and Global.
The world around us is rapidly changing. Donors in Mongolia are changing their strategy. We all must be able to learn quickly and adapt to new situation. Though MCM is currently facing some funding challenges, but they are temporary. Mercy Corps Mongolia is still committed to rural development of Mongolia.
MCM and MCI share many goals for FY 2015. We share our focus on resilience and ICT4D, on capacity building of our staff, on our engagement in local development community, on standardized M&E system and new software. We ensure that PM@MC practices are followed, we are dedicated to building stronger relationships between the national team and MC counterparts. We will allocate resources to securing more funds from traditional and new sources, implementing new and exciting programs.