P05-GL01UNMAS (coordination of emergency response), UNICEF and the UN Development Programme, UNDP (provision of technical experts), the UN Office for Project Services, UNOPS (implements project), implementing partners (commercial or nongovernmental organisations)Impacted communities; humanitarian, peacekeeping organisationsNo
ProjectImplementation of Operational Capabilities Under Rapid Response Plan for Mine Action
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonGray, Peter (gray2@un.org)
Project Budget2007: US $2,000,000.00
Funds Requested2007: US $2,000,000.00
Implementing PartnersUNMAS (coordination of emergency response), UNICEF and the UN Development Programme, UNDP (provision of technical experts), the UN Office for Project Services, UNOPS (implements project), implementing partners (commercial or nongovernmental organisations)
Targeted BeneficiariesImpacted communities; humanitarian, peacekeeping organisations
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2007
Project CodeP05-GL01
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2007
Operational costs (contracting capabilities from implementing organisations)US $1,802,000.00
OverheadUS $198,000.00
TOTALUS $2,000,000.00

In 2002, UNMAS and partners undertook development of a rapid-response plan to support rapid deployment of mine action assets to humanitarian emergencies and peacekeeping operations. The plan consists of options for addressing a range of scenarios and draws upon existing capacities in the mine action community. It provides for negotiation of standby arrangements or contracts with governmental, nongovernmental and/or commercial organisations to ensure that the necessary mine action assets—including the personnel and equipment—can be deployed quickly. This project supports the deployment of operational capabilities under the auspices of the plan and will finance the contracting of appropriate implementing partners to provide the required capabilities. These organisations may deploy to support the implementation of the response plan in a new emergency area, or may be contracted to supplement an existing mine action programme, where an emergency exceeds that programme’s existing capacity.

* Implementing partners may be contracted to provide one or more of the following capabilities: emergency survey, mine risk education, manual or mine-detection dog clearance operations, specialist route clearance, mechanical equipment or multi-skilled clearance teams. The type of capability required will be determined by the specifics of the emergency situation.
* Implementers contracted under this project may work under the coordination of either an already-established body (such as a national Mine Action Authority/Centre) or a newly established coordination centre, as may be established under the auspices of the Rapid Response Plan (see related project in the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects.
* Where the implementing organizations are deployed in support of an existing authority/coordination body, this project may also support the costs of any additional coordination capacity that may be required due to the expansion of the programme.

* Mine action operational capabilities contracted according to developing emergency situations.

$1 802 0002007Operational costs (contracting capabilities from implementing organisations)
$198 0002007Overhead
VariousVTFUnited States Dollars - USD$40 000$40 000unearmarked to the VTF, spent on Nepal IED
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Saturday, December 1, 20072007NoGray, Peter