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About mendee

Jargalsaikhan Mendee is a Deputy Director of the Institute for Defense Studies of Mongolia. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and MAs in International Relations from the US Naval Postgraduate School and in Asia-Pacific Policy Studies from the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia.

Untold Blogpost Episode 11: Let’s Remove Small Barriers of Communication

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan  Our guest is a third-year student at the Mongolian International University (MIU). From her home soum in Bayankhongor Province, Ms Lkhamsuren shares with us her experience of secondary and post-secondary schools, her dream of educating the young … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 10: Don’t Advise, Just Be a Friend

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan  We asked Mr. A. Khash – a host at the MGLRadio – to tell his story of inspiring our first guest Mr. Battulga Ganbaatar when he lost hope. So, we asked what the magic was that unlocked … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 9: Хөгжлийн бэрхшээлтэй иргэд хотод нуугдаж амьдардаг

Мөнхбатын Сайнбуян Энэ удаагийн зочин болох Анне Тулкин маань АНУ-аас холбогдлоо. Тэрээр АНУ-ын хөгжлийн бэрхшээлтэй оюутнуудад зориулсан Нээлттэй Коллеж (Accessible College)-ийг үүсгэн байгуулсан ба одоо захирлаар нь ажиллаж байна. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia · #9 Persons with disabilities in the city can … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 8: Everyone Has the Right to Learn

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest today is Ms. Munkhzul.D, a principal of the 263rd public kindergarten in Songino Khairkhan district of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. After graduating from the Mongolian State University of Education in 2011, this kind-hearted lady works … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 7: Create Your Own Future

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest Sambuudanzan Ganzorig lives in Arkhangai Aimag, approximately 430 kilometers away from the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. He is the President of the Federation of Associations of People with Disabilities in Arkhangai Aimag. Sambuudanzan is also a … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 6: Do Not Stop at ‘CANNOT’, Focus on the ‘HOW’

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Before the pandemic, Ms. Kimiko used to travel to the ger district in a crowded bus to teach her students – who were all not in one place like kindergarten or school, but they waited for a … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 5: “3D Printing Makes Prosthetics Easier and Brings it Closer”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest is a young engineer, Mandakhnaran, who makes 3D-printed arms for children. It strikes us that there are very few people who know about the 3D-printable prosthetic devices in town. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia · #5 Гурван хэмжээст … Continue reading

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Untold Blogpost Episode 4: “Introducing A New Idea: Independent Livelihood”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest is Undrakhbayar, the founder and director of Tugeemel Hugjil (Universal Progress MILC), the first-ever Center for Independent Living for people with disabilities in Mongolia. As a result of a doctor’s failure to perform a spinal … Continue reading

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Untold Podcast Episode 3: “My Dream Is Safe, Accessible Streets”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our guest was Mrs. Chuluundolgor – President of the Mongolian National Wheelchair Users’ Association and we did not realize that our recording lasted way over an hour. She faced similar challenges to our first guest Battulga. Because … Continue reading

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Untold Podcast Episode 2: “We are different, but we respect each other”

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Our second guest of our UNTOLD podcast is Altangerel, CEO of the Autism Association of Mongolia. Over 800 parents were registered in the association and many of them joined from abroad. But they all share the same … Continue reading

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Untold Podcast Episode 1: First Guest

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Untold Stories of Persons with Disabilities in Mongolia This is the name of our podcast and reflective blogspot. According to the National Statistics Office of Mongolia, 107.1 thousand of us are considered as persons with disabilities. A whole … Continue reading

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2020 Local Elections

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan and Julian Dierkes  The local elections usually do not get much attention from international journalists, Mongolia-watchers, and even in-country diplomats. However, local elections at the capital city/aimag and district/soum level have several important implications for the country’s … Continue reading

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Imagining A Perfect Election Day and Joint Observation Mission in Mongolia

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Mongolia will be the second northeast Asian country to conduct a parliamentary election amidst the current pandemic following South Korea. Learning from my Korean colleagues, the South Korean parliamentary election was successful with the highest voter turnout … Continue reading

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Election 2020 – Updates

By Mendee J Parties and Coalitions Submitted Platforms for Auditing On March 25, the National Audit Office of Mongolia acknowledged the receipt of the election campaign platforms from 15 political parties and 4 coalitions. Parties and coalitions will have five … Continue reading

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Making News in November 2019

By Mendee Jargalsaikhan Constitutional Revision Just days before the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy, the MPP-ruled parliament and DP president reached a compromise on a set of amendments to the 1992 constitution.  Today, at … Continue reading

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