Working with Nomadic Women in Mongolia

You are here

19 March, 2008

The Canadian Social Economy Hub and the British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies present our 2008 BCICS/Canadian Social Economy Hub Winter Speakers Series.

This series features presentations by UVic academics, graduate students, visiting faculty, and practitioners discussing topics related to Co-operatives and the Social Economy. These presentations are free and open to all members of the public and university community. Audio, photo, and video recordings of the events will be made available afterwards, from the CSEHub and BCICS websites.


Working with Nomadic Women in Mongolia

Vanessa Hammond, Co-op Developer, First Ownership Co-op

She is an associate of the BCICS. She lives in Victoria, B.C. and is a member of the First Ownership Co-op, a worker co-op of co-op developers. She has lived in 12 countries and worked in over 60. She is looking forward to her return to Mongolia.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
1:00 - 2:00 pm
University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
Room D115

Through small felt-making co-operatives, nomadic women in Mongolia's Gobi desert are finding a means to economic security and cultural survival for themselves and future generations. Vanessa Hammond has spent four month-long assignments in Mongolia helping to provide development and marketing assistance to women's co-operatives on behalf of the Co-operative Development Foundation. Vanessa will share her knowledge of the development and operating of these co-ops, and her stories and slides of the wonderful people and stunning landscape of this high desert and mountainous central Asian republic.



Event Contact: 
Sol Kinnis at: 721-8751 or by email at:
Victoria  British Columbia