P05-GL01UNMAS, coordination of emergency response; UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Development Programme (UNDP), provision of technical experts; UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), project implementation; commercial and/or non-governmental organizationsImpacted communities, humanitarian and peacekeeping organizationsNo
ProjectImplementation of Operational Capabilities Under the Rapid Response Plan for Mine Action
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonHolm, Liban (holml@un.org)
Project Budget2009: US $2,023,346.00
Funds Requested2009: US $2,023,346.00
Implementing PartnersUNMAS, coordination of emergency response; UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Development Programme (UNDP), provision of technical experts; UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), project implementation; commercial and/or non-governmental organizations
Targeted BeneficiariesImpacted communities, humanitarian and peacekeeping organizations
Project Duration01-01-2009 through 01-12-2011
Project CodeP05-GL01
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2009
Miscellaneous servicesUS $51,000.00
Operational costs (contracting capabilities from implementing organizations)US $1,785,000.00
Programme support costsUS $146,880.00
UNMAS direct cost recoveryUS $40,466.00
TOTALUS $2,023,346.00

In 2002, UNMAS and its partners developed a rapid response plan to support the fast deployment of mine action assets to humanitarian emergencies and peacekeeping operations. The plan, called the Framework for Mine Action Planning and Rapid Response, consists of options for addressing a range of scenarios and draws upon existing capacities in the mine action community. It provides for the negotiation of standby arrangements or contracts with governmental, non-governmental and/or commercial organizations to ensure that the necessary mine action assets — including personnel and equipment — can be deployed quickly.
This project will support the deployment of operational capabilities under the plan and will finance the contracting of appropriate partners. These organizations may deploy to support the implementation of the response plan in a new emergency area or to supplement an existing mine action programme where an emergency exceeds that programme’s capacity. The budget for this project is necessarily indicative, as the true cost will only be identified once the configuration of an emergency response is determined.

* Support the coordination of implementation responses through the establishment of a coordination body.
* Contract implementing partners to provide one or more of the following capabilities: emergency surveying, mine risk education, manual or mine detection dog clearance operations, specialist route clearance, explosive ordnance disposal, mechanical equipment and/or multi-skilled clearance teams. The type of capability required will be determined by the specifics of the emergency situation.
* Have contractors work under the coordination of either an already established body (such as a national mine action authority) or a newly established coordination centre. Where the implementing organizations support an existing authority, the project may also fund any additional coordination capacity required to expand the programme.

* Mine action operational capabilities will be contracted according to the needs of developing emergency situations.

$1 785 0002009Operational costs (contracting capabilities from implementing organizations)
$51 0002009Miscellaneous services
$40 4662009UNMAS direct cost recovery
$146 8802009Programme support costs
Thursday, January 1, 2009 to Thursday, December 1, 20112009NoHolm, Liban