Implementing the Roadmap, including the preparation of Mongolia’s National REDD+ Strategy, will demand considerable human resources, effort and management flexibility. A National REDD+ Programme Unit has been established and will be responsible for the operational work and day-to-day implementation. The Unit will be responsible for the coordination, communications and administrative matters including procurement and financial management. It will also support the work of the Technical Working Groups and the Taskforce to carry out required operational tasks as required.
UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme Staff Profiles
Khishigjargal Batjantsan (Jack) is Programme Manager of the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme. Prior to working with UN-REDD, he comes from holding a M&E specialist for the Environment Team, UNDP CO Mongolia (2014). He has also worked as Training and Community Development Officer for “Community-based Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mountain Landscapes of Mongolia’s Altai Sayan Eco-region” project, UNDP Mongolia (2011); Project manager for “Sustainable poverty reduction through Agricultural development” project, ADRA Mongolia (2007-2010) and Researcher, HUNSTECH research institute, Mongolia (2002-2005).
Jack holds a Master’s degree (2013) in environment, with specialization in climate change, from the University of Melbourne, Australia and MSc in food engineering and bioprocess technology from Asian Institute of Technology (2007) and BSc degrees from the University of Science and Technology, Mongolia (2001).
Dr Bilguun joined UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme in October 2015 as REDD+ activity Governance Coordinator. Bilguun will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and management of UNDP-led outputs and activities on REDD+ governance and stakeholder engagement under the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme. He also is expected to work closely with multiple partner institutions and stakeholders from a wide range of sectors including the private sector, Civil Society and local communities.
Bilguun have started his career with Ministry of Environment in 2003 and have experience working in Ministry of Environment, private sector, NGO and international organizations as Project coordinator, national consultant, expert and officer. Before joining UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme he worked as National Consultant on Wildlife Resources and Biological Invasions in Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary project. Before he worked as National Project Coordinator in Capacity Building for Biosafety Implementation for Mongolia project from 2010 to 2014.
Bilguun received Ph.D degree in Taxonomic studies of Mongolian soil microbiology from Chungnam National University, South Korea. He studied for his bachelor (genetics) and master (microbiology) degree in National University of Mongolia.
Batchuluun (Chuka) is the Communications Officer of the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme since December 2015. He has degrees in International Relations from Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyi Egyetem (ELTE) (Budapest, Hungary) and in Marketing and International Business from Washington State University, USA, and a Masters degree in Business Administration at the Institute if Finance and Economy (IFE), Mongolia. He has 15 years’ experience derived from work in Project Coordination with international companies and at the Secretariat Office of the Parliament of Mongolia, as Communications and Media Adviser to the Parliament Members. He has been with UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme since December 2015. He started to work for International companies after he received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyi Egyetem (ELTE) (Budapest, Hungary). He joined the MCS Group, which is one of the leading companies of Mongolia and has been developing major projects which significantly contribute to the country’s economic and social development, to work as the Project Co-ordinator, when he came back from the follow-up schooling at the Washington State University (United States), until he continues his career at the Secretariat office of the Parliament of Mongolia, as communications and media adviser to the Parliament Member. Meanwhile he was working at Secretariat office of the Parliament of Mongolia, he has completed his Master’s degree on Business Administration at the IFE (Mongolia).
Dr Khongor Tsogt joined FAO as National Consultant of the UN REDD Mongolia National Programme in March 2016. Khongor has worked as forest researcher in Institute of General and Experimental Biology, visiting researcher in National Chiayi University (NCYU) in Taiwan and post-doctoral researcher in Seoul National University. His research focuses are modeling forest structures using probability density functions, looking at forest dynamic changes and used remote sensing techniques to identify forest types in different altitudinal zones. He has got his doctoral degree on forest management field from NCYU. He studied for his bachelor and master studies in National University of Mongolia. His master and bachelor studies were concentrated on sylvicultural activities to look at high quality seeds as well as improving seedlings survival rate for reforestation.
Narantsatsral. B joined UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme in January 2016 as Administrative and Finance Officer. Before joining the Programme, she has worked as a Finance and Operations Officer at Quality Supplier Development Center NGO, USAID funded project implementing organization (2015-2016), Chief Accountant at Bayangol Hospital LLC (2014), Finance and Grant Monitoring Officer, Accountant at Save the Children Japan-Mongolia office (2009-2013), Loan officer, Swift supervisor, Swift officer, Accountant at Golomt Bank of Mongolia (2004-2008).
She holds master of business administration degree from University of Finance and Economics, Ulaanbaatar (2013).
Nominchuluun Batbayar joined UN REDD National Programme of Mongolia as Secretary/Translator on Feb 2017. She has worked as Office Assistant of Integrated Livestock-based Livelihoods Support Project, FAO (2016), Administration Officer of Mining Department, Bayan Airag Exploration LLC (2013-2016), Administrative Assistant of Facility Management Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2011-2012), Sponsorship Assistant of Nalaikh 2 Area Development Program, World Vision Mongolia (2009-2010).
Nominchuluun is studying in University of Humanities – Masters of Business Administration (2018) and she graduated The School of International Studies – Bachelor of International Relations (2008), The Mongolian State College of Music and Dance – Percussionist (2004).
Bat-Ulzii Chultem joined FAO as GIS expert of the UN REDD Mongolia National Program in February 2017. Bat-Ulzii started his career as ranger in Wood material and Timber control agen cy, which combating against illegal logging and between 2008-2012 he worked in Forestry Agency government of Mongolia as officer of Forest Pest control service. From 2012-2014 he worked in Forest Research Development Center as expert of Taxation Forest Data Base of Mongolia and from 2014 he joined in REDD+ National Forest Inventory in Mongolia project, which conducted by cooperation of Mongolian government and German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) as forestry expert. He studied for his bachelor study in National University of Mongolia. Also, he is professional tree climber and seed harvester.
Mrs. D.Enkhjargal joined the UN-REDD project team in mid-February 2017 as a National Consultant on Institutional Capacity Building and Strengthening for UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme. She has been working in the forest sector for more than 10 years with special focus on areas such as forest protection and regeneration, urban landscapes, mapping and data analysis, nursery and forest seed management development. She worked as a Forestry Engineer at the Forest Protection Department of the Forest Research and Survey Centre (2003 – 2009), an Officer at Reforestation Department of the Forestry Agency (2009-2010) and an Officer at the Forest Policy and Coordination Department of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia (2013- 2017). She attended 3 months GIS course at ITC in Holland (2009).
She holds Phd degree (2013) in Forestry from Kangwon National University (ROK) and MSc (2003-2005) and BSc (1998-2002) degrees in Forestry from National University of Mongolia.