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Monday, May 15 • 12:30 - 13:15
Implementation of a weather forecast SMS system in rural Mongolia LIMITED

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"Leveraging Tradition and Science in Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongolia" is a project with a goal to reduce the risk of dzud (a Mongolian term for a severe winter in which large number of livestock die, primarily due to starvation due to being unable to graze, in other cases directly from the cold) to herder communities and rural economies in Mongolia through on-demand weather information and increased local planning and risk reduction capacity.

This session will showcase the process of creating a national SMS system for weather and pasture information delivered directly to rural communities, with a review of technology used; national and international partnerships; challenges & obstacles; results of the system and lessons learnt.

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Erkhes Batbold

ICT & MEL Manager, Mercy Corps
Erkhes Batbold is the ICT & MEL Manager, overseeing the implementation of effective ICT for Development solutions at Mercy Corps Mongolia since 2011. He has worked with several programs in areas of Inclusive Economic Development, Good Governance and Environmental Stewardship with... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 12:30 - 13:15
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