P04-GL15UNMAS, Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)Impacted communities, humanitarian and peacekeeping organizationsNo
ProjectCoordination of the Rapid Response Plan for Mine Action
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonGray, Peter (gray2@un.org)
Project Budget2009: US $192,630.00
Funds Requested2009: US $192,630.00
Implementing PartnersUNMAS, Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Targeted BeneficiariesImpacted communities, humanitarian and peacekeeping organizations
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2009
Project CodeP04-GL15
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2009
Annual mine action rapid response plan exerciseUS $150,000.00
Miscellaneous servicesUS $4,840.00
Participation in preparedness activitiesUS $20,000.00
Programme support costsUS $13,940.00
UNMAS direct cost recoveryUS $3,850.00
TOTALUS $192,630.00

In 2002, UNMAS and other partners developed a rapid response plan to support the immediate deployment of mine action assets to humanitarian emergencies and peacekeeping operations. Although not designed to address mine action requirements beyond the emergency phase, the resulting Framework for Rapid Response in Mine Action does guide the deployment of resources and creates an environment conducive to longer term planning. The framework details a holistic methodology for maintaining a rapid response capability, along with activities including threat monitoring and assessment, initial planning, deployment of operational capabilities and post-response evaluation.
The project is focused on the preparedness functions for ensuring that the framework is kept current and reflects best practices. This will be achieved through inter-agency cooperation and coordination within the framework, continuous refinement of response procedures and contributions to overall preparedness.

* Support an annual exercise to test emergency procedures, and develop the skills and knowledge that selected personnel require to operate in emergency mine action situations.
* Allow for staff participation in other preparedness-related activities, such as post-response evaluations, and threat assessments and monitoring.

* There will be ongoing staff development and the enhancement of preparedness.

$20 0002009Participation in preparedness activities
$150 0002009Annual mine action rapid response plan exercise
$4 8402009Miscellaneous services
$3 8502009UNMAS direct cost recovery
$13 9402009Programme support costs
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Tuesday, December 1, 20092009NoGray, Peter