P05-GL01Other UN agencies, national authorities, non-governmental and commercial implementersEmerging and evolving mine action programmes, existing UNMAS programmesNo
ProjectStanding Mine Action Capacity
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonHolm, Liban (holml@un.org)
Project Budget2010: US $125,259.00
Funds Requested2010: US $125,259.00
Implementing PartnersOther UN agencies, national authorities, non-governmental and commercial implementers
Targeted BeneficiariesEmerging and evolving mine action programmes, existing UNMAS programmes
Project Duration01-10-2009 through 01-12-2010
Project CodeP05-GL01
Operational expensesUS $47,371.00
PersonnelUS $68,610.00
Support costsUS $9,278.00
TOTALUS $125,259.00

In order to capitalize on windows of opportunity created in the immediate aftermath of conflict, and to support the UN Secretary-General's concept of maximizing the delivery of peace dividends, UNMAS will establish a Standing Mine Action Capacity (S-MAC). The S-MAC will play a critical role in the early planning and start-up phases of mine action programmes, and thus provide a common basis for planning and allocation of responsibilities to ensure a predictable and efficient UN response when needed at short notice. The S-MAC will lead operational deployment upon activation of the Framework for Rapid Response, and ensure that the most efficient and supportive programme is established to quickly build confidence and support wider peacebuilding objectives.

*Undertake assessments as requested by UN Member States and senior UN officials.
*Deploy in rapid response situations per a request by Member States or senior UN officials.
*Reinforce existing programmes in areas of planning, budgeting, revision in the concept of operations and other periodic activities.
*Undertake programme evaluations in the field.
*Lead and conduct boards of inquiry in response to mine or explosive remnants of war accidents or incidents involving programme staff or implementers.

*The time for responding to requests for assessments and rapid response coordination will be reduced.
*Lower staffing costs will come from programmes no longer reliant on full-time staff to undertake specific activities.
*There will be greater uniformity of processes and approaches across programmes.
*A uniform and strategic approach to programme evaluations and boards of inquiry will develop.

$68 6102010Personnel
$47 3712010Operational expenses
$9 2782010Support costs
Thursday, October 1, 2009 to Wednesday, December 1, 20102010NoHolm, Liban