P04-GL15UNMAS, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), 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 PersonHolm, Liban (holml@un.org)
Project Budget2010: US $166,629.00
Funds Requested2010: US $166,629.00
Implementing PartnersUNMAS, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), 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 01-12-2010
Project CodeP04-GL15
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2010
Annual mine action rapid response plan exerciseUS $150,000.00
Miscellaneous servicesUS $4,286.00
Programme support costsUS $4,629.00
UNMAS direct cost recoveryUS $7,714.00
TOTALUS $166,629.00

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 Mine Action Planning and Rapid Response 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 preparedness functions to ensure that the framework remains current and reflects best practices. It will achieve these aims 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 skills and knowledge for selected personnel 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 enhanced preparedness.

$150 0002010Annual mine action rapid response plan exercise
$4 2862010Miscellaneous services
$7 7142010UNMAS direct cost recovery
$4 6292010Programme support costs
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Wednesday, December 1, 20102010NoHolm, Liban