Subject: Speaker Series - March 10th 5:30 PM, Natsagdorj library

ACMS Speaker Series
Relevance of Meaningful Learning and Knowledge Building among Mongol Pastoral Communities
Speaker: Dr. Batkhishig Baival

5:30 PM, Tuesday - March 10th, 2015, American Corner, Ulaanbaatar public library

Mongolia’s political structure, climate, livelihood and environment are changing. Yet nomadic herding is still a central way of life. This pastoral system has resisted change or adapted as herders learn and combine different sources and types of knowledge. Research has found there are five knowledge sources used by herders for informed pasture management. Understanding how knowledge is communicated by different knowledge sources ensures easy access to the information they can provide, maximizing what can be learnt and ensuring successful communication.
About the Presenter

  About the Author:

Dr. Batkhishig Baival conducts interdisciplinary research on social-ecological system dynamics of pastoral communities in Mongolia. She is in-country coordinator for the National Science Foundation funded trans-disciplinary research “Mongolian Rangelands and Resilience” project, which is implemented by the Colorado State University in collaboration with the several Mongolian Research Institutes. She has a PhD in rangeland ecosystem science from Colorado State University and before her graduate studies, she worked at the UNDP and now she is founder and director of Nutag Partners and Nutag Action Research Institute in Mongolia.

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