Mr. Bolorsaikhan Badamsambuu is human rights defender and former Vice Coordinator of All for Education! (AFE) National Civil Society Coalition of Mongolia (2016-2018). Before joining AFE, he was human rights officer (2008-2016) and acting head of the division in National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (2014-2015). In the past, he has experience in various human rights organizations and movements including Scout, Red Cross, National United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Good Neighbors Mongolia. In addition, he served as board member and chairperson of Amnesty International Mongolia and co-founder of Mongolian NGOs such as DemoCrazy Youth Center, Youth Policy Watch, National School Parents Teachers Association and LEAD Alumni Association.
He contributes and shares his expertise in various projects and initiatives including election observation in 2008, 2012, 2016, 2017, 'White Ballot' movement, youth development and participation, global citizenship, inclusive education, protection of minorities and marginalized groups, death penalty, sexual harassment in the workplace. His passion to fight against marginalization leads him to study more about right to education, human rights education, gender equality, development, empowerment and social justice.
As an expert of new learning technology, he was developed Mongolian first human rights training online platform including modules on human rights education, monitoring and capacity building. As he sees education as social mobility engine, he voluntarily serves to grass roots NGOs, youth movement, public action as well as children and women CSOs. He studied law in Ulaanbaatar and holds master’s degree in law (LLM) from National University of Mongolia.
Oyunchimeg (Oyunaa) Demchig is an award winning TV journalist, content producer, presenter and media manager. Her career with MNB started in 1995 and until 2019, she has been holding various production and management positions in MNB1 for the Children Department, Social and Economic Department and Special Projects Department. During her time at MNB Oyunaa launched and led groundbreaking productions of different genres: documentaries (You vote, you decide!) , drama series (Smog), reality shows (The Green Trip), talks shows (Green development) and even game shows (Young Inventor). Oyunaa is the first Mongolian journalist to receive the ABU Prize for the best documentary, for a film about "ninja" (artisanal) gold miners she produced in 2010. Oyunaa is the producer and host of one of the highest ratings current affairs programs in Mongolia, World Stories, a weekly multiplatform TV program and a first in the country. World Stories has been mentioned by the Human Rights Commission in its 2018 report as the only regular TV program on MNB dedicated to human rights defenders. As the Head of the International Relations Division, Oyunaa took MNB’s cooperation with foreign entities to a different level in terms of exchanges, program acquisition, co-productions and innovation projects. Oyunaa also hosts and produces ЯАГААД сошиал ток (Yagaad Soshial Tok) a biweekly online exclusive discussion featuring topics of human interests in Mongolia. The show is available in form of video on the foundation's social media platforms and in audio form on your favorite podcast platform.
Oyunaa is also an active member of The Mongolian Media Council and holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the University of Mongolia together with a Master Degree in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.