P09-GL03Selected international and regional universities, training and research centres and institutes, international mine action organizations, national mine action programmes, regional training institutionsMiddle managers of national centres and institutes dealing with conflict prevention and recovery, non-governmental organizationsNo
ProjectRegional Middle Management Training in Conflict Prevention and Recovery: Mine Action
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonSekkenes, Sara (sara.sekkenes@undp.org)
Project Budget2009: US $1,070,000.00
Funds Requested2009: US $1,070,000.00
Implementing PartnersSelected international and regional universities, training and research centres and institutes, international mine action organizations, national mine action programmes, regional training institutions
Targeted BeneficiariesMiddle managers of national centres and institutes dealing with conflict prevention and recovery, non-governmental organizations
Project Duration01-01-2009 through 01-12-2010
Project CodeP09-GL03
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2009
Four regional courses (French, Arabic, Portuguese, English)US $1,000,000.00
Overhead (programme support costs at 7%)US $70,000.00
TOTALUS $1,070,000.00

National ownership and capacity development are at the centre of UNDP’s mine action initiatives, ensuring sustainable governmental responses to human, economic, and security challenges. Partnering with host governments, UNDP assists over 40 mine-affected states to develop mine action capacities. UNDP’s ongoing commitment to management capacity building is reflected in the 2006-2010 Strategy of the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action. To this end, UNDP began training courses in 2000; over 800 people from more than 30 countries have participated. Two regional training courses for senior managers in 2009 will: increase the abilities of national authorities to manage, coordinate and implement all aspects of an integrated mine action programme; focus on UNDP's capacity-building mandate, while embracing the full range of activities under UNDP's Crisis Prevention and Recovery practice; take a regional focus to foster the sharing of common experiences.

* Advertise newly developed terms of reference and select an implementing university or research centre.
* Include as training modules: strategic management, organizational theory, management science, change management, equipment procurement and maintenance, economic and financial principles, leadership skills, human resource management, personal skills, planning and forecasting, and logistics management.
* Integrate a focus on mainstreaming crisis prevention and recovery issues into development, and a gender perspective into programming.
* Offer specific case studies as opportunities for students to apply management topics to their daily work.
* Develop management training manuals; tailor the syllabus to the specific needs of each region.

* The management and organizational skills of national middle managers in crisis prevention and recovery programmes and in other areas of work will be strengthened.
* Four regional middle management training course will be delivered in 2009.
* Materials will be translated, a train-the-trainers component will be provided, and quality will be assured.

$1 000 0002009Four regional courses (French, Arabic, Portuguese, English)
$1 000 0002010Four regional courses (French, Arabic, Portuguese, English)
$70 0002009Overhead (programme support costs at 7%)
$70 0002010Overhead (programme support costs at 7%)
Thursday, January 1, 2009 to Wednesday, December 1, 20102009NoSekkenes, Sara