Mongolian Economic Diversification – Role of Business Associations

EBRD Conference on Advocacy, Fundraising and Networking

The EBRD/EU Project “Building Effective Business Membership Organisations in Mongolia 2017-2019” organises a conference on Advocacy, Fundraising and Networking

Ulaanbaatar/Monday 3 December 2018; The EBRD/EU project “Building Effective Business Membership Organisations in Mongolia 2017-2019”, which currently supports 12 Business Membership Organisations from various sectors, is holding a conference for BMOs, governmental partners, financers and other stakeholders on Advocacy, Fundraising and Networking.

The conference aims at bringing together business membership organisations from various sectors with partners from the private sector and initiate exchange, networking and cooperation with a special focus on advocacy and fundraising. Both topics are of high importance and interest to BMOs, the private sector and the public administration.

The one-day conference takes place at the Chinggis Khan Hotel on 3 December 3. Special guests are, inter alia, the EU Ambassador to Mongolia, Traian Laurentiu Hristea, the EBRD Head of Resident Office in Mongolia, Irina Kravchenko, as well as representatives of various ministries, local governments and donor organisations. Organised and facilitated by experts of the Consortium APPLICATIO/ICON (APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH, ICON Institute GmbH) from Germany, the conference is financed by the EBRD with funding from the European Union. Representatives of the supported BMOs are prepared in a special two-day workshop in advance to discuss advocacy and fundraising with the international trainer Mr Dr Thomas Jenisch.

Key-note speeches, panel discussions and interviews include:  “The Importance of Sustainable Business Associations and Their Networking” (Baigalmaa Sanjjav, EBRD), “Crowd Funding – Innovative Fundraising” (Dr Thomas Jenisch), “Sustainability of Business Associations in Mongolia” (panel discussion), “Funding of Smaller-Scale Projects: JICA – Two Step Loan” (Kentaro Hotta, JICA Mongolia Office), “How to Develop a Convincing Project Idea that Attracts Funders” (R. Khos-Erdene, DS-Consultants Co. Ltd.), “Best-Practice Sample: Advocacy – Successful Change of Perspective” (Nasanjargal, D.), “The role of BMOs in Advocacy and the Role of Advocacy for BMO” (Interview), Best Practice Sample: “Successful Advocacy” (Mr N. Bayarsaikhan, Vice President of MNCA).

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