Amber wishes everyone  a happy Tsaagan Sar, or Lunar New Year.

This past week Amber attended an awards ceremony hosted by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce titled “Silk Road Awards.” The awards are focused at foreign projects, programs, NGOs, and individuals working in Mongolian business development. There were mostly awards for organizations, like the Asian Development Bank, Mercy Corps, the United Nations Development Program, the German Embassy, the largest mining company in Mongolia – Oyu Tolgoi.

Amber was one of the couple of individuals who received an award.  She was awarded the “Partner of the Year for Rural Economic Development.”

The Peace Corps business program nominated Amber  about two weeks ago – and Amber found out on Tuesday afternoon that she got the award.  Amber quickly traveled into Ulaanbaatar to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday night.  She wore her traditional Mongolian clothing, which the city Mongolians really liked.

Isn’t her Mongolian clothing lovely?  She is pictured here with her Business Country Director Bagi (who loves to fish!).