UCL Anthropology


Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo

Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo is PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Archeology, National University of Mongolia (NUM). He received bachelor's degrees in Mongol study in University of Language and Civilization and in ecology at the University of the Humanities, MA in linguistics in NUM (2001), and post graduate diploma in environmental management in University of Southern Queensland. Alongside his academic work, Byambabaatar has worked for the past fifteen years as a research consultant in the international development sector in Mongolia and his professional work and writing has covered the areas of pastoral livestock production, artisanal mining, sustainable development, social and environmental impact assessment, and tourism, on behalf of major organizations including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Bank, USAID, Red Cross, Asian Development Bank, and the Government of Mongolia.

His research interest focuses on pastoralism, political ecology, Development intervention, and natural resource management especifically competition between local people and others, including large mining companies, over natural resources such as grazing area and other resources. His latest works include Mongolian National Report to the UNCSD 18-19 and he co-authored an article on "government meat reserve programme" and other one on "politics of pastoral development intervention" that is under review, and presented 4 papers at academic conferences. Currently he works as a researcher in the department's research project "Socio-cultural dimension of change and development in Mongolian pastoral economy.

Email: bimbamn@gmail.com

Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo