P10-GL01International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania People's Defense ForcesPopulations and mine action programmes in the African Great Lakes Region No
ProjectEnhancing Regional Mine Detection Rats Capacity
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing AgencyAPOPO
Project Contact PersonCox, Christopher (apopo@apopo.org)
Project Budget2010: US $727,461.00
Funds Requested2010: US $727,461.00
Implementing PartnersInternational Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania People's Defense Forces
Targeted BeneficiariesPopulations and mine action programmes in the African Great Lakes Region
Project Duration01-01-2010 through 01-12-2013
Project CodeP10-GL01
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2010
Indirect programme support costs (5%)US $34,641.00
International staffUS $178,000.00
Investment/equipment costsUS $21,500.00
National staffUS $160,400.00
Operational costsUS $332,920.00
TOTALUS $727,461.00

The project aims to boost capacities in the Great Lakes Region to address landmine problems in prioritized border zones of the ICGLR countries by: enhancing mine and explosives detection capacities; setting up a road and area verification system for suspected areas; and supporting mine action programmes in the countries.

*Expand the mine detection rat breeding and training programme.
*Train animal trainers, instructors, extension workers and research assistants.
*Supply ongoing operational activities in the Great Lakes Region.
*Support improved operational sampling and direct detection systems.
*Set up training programmes and seminars for animal trainers, technical assistants and field officers coming from the Great Lakes Region.
*Continue research to support training activities.
*Coordinate and administer project activities.

*There will be greater capacities to deploy trained mine detection rats in the region.
*Human resources at the central training and research centre will be bolstered.
*Breeding and training procedures will improve, with shorter training times and increased output.
*Optimized mine detection rats systems will be in place for various operational applications.
*Animal trainers, technical assistants and field officers in affected communities will acquire new skills.
*Central coordination of training, research and field implementation, and liaisons with partner organizations, will be established.

$160 4002010National staff
$163 7002011National staff
$167 0002012National staff
$170 3002013National staff
$178 0002010International staff
$186 4002011International staff
$195 2202012International staff
$204 4812013International staff
$332 9202010Operational costs
$337 1202011Operational costs
$344 3402012Operational costs
$348 8802013Operational costs
$21 5002010Investment/equipment costs
$7 5002011Investment/equipment costs
$2 5002012Investment/equipment costs
$2 5002013Investment/equipment costs
$34 6412010Indirect programme support costs (5%)
$34 7362011Indirect programme support costs (5%)
$35 4532012Indirect programme support costs (5%)
$36 3082013Indirect programme support costs (5%)
APOPOFriday, January 1, 2010 to Sunday, December 1, 20132010NoCox, Christopher