P06-GL01Governments of mine-affected countries and their mine action programmesFive mine-affected countries
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2007
Consultant on Completion InitiativeUS $100,000.00
OverheadUS $7,500.00
Project planned for five countries ($10,000/country)US $50,000.00
TOTALUS $157,500.00
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ProjectStrategic Planning Project Within the Framework of Completion Initiative
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonSeck Diouf, Jacqueline (jacqueline.seck@undp.org)
Project Budget2007: US $157,500.00
Funds Requested2007: US $157,500.00
Implementing PartnersGovernments of mine-affected countries and their mine action programmes
Targeted BeneficiariesFive mine-affected countries
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2007
Project CodeP06-GL01

The project will assist five mine-affected countries with the development of national strategic plans based on a consistent and standardized strategic planning process and within the framework of the Completion Initiative.

*The Completion Initiative seeks to accelerate mine action activities in countries where a concerted effort and relatively modest investment of approximately $10 million would aim to solve the landmine problem in a short timeframe. Although concentrating on the anti-personnel landmine problem in attempts to meet treaty obligations, the Completion Initiative would strive to ensure the development of national clearance and survey capacities to undertake explosive remnants of war (ERW) work in general and the full ownership of the mine action program. Anti-vehicle mines and other ERW are not subject to obligations under the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty.
* Mine action activities, however, in general do not distinguish between anti-personnel, anti-vehicle, and other ERW in clearance operations and would—as a matter of principle and for safety and logistical reasons—clear all devices.
* Capacity would be well-established and capable of addressing any residual mine problem. This would provide a significant humanitarian and development benefit to target countries. By solving the problem in less-affected countries first, the international community would subsequently be in a position to focus efforts on a smaller number of countries where mine action is likely to be required over the longer term. This approach may secure additional resources for mine action and improve efficiency by creating economies of scale.
* It will also draw attention to and thereby maintain the international momentum that has been generated to rid the world of mines.
* Furthermore, this approach will serve both the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty and the convention on certain conventional weapons by enabling more countries to develop a plan that aims at reaching completion of Article 5 and implementation of Protocol V.
* Therefore, the Completion Initiative directly supports the Objective 4 of the UN inter-agency mine action strategy 2006-2010 to assist the development of national institutions to manage the landmines/ERW threat, and at the same time prepare for residual response capacity in countries.

The outputs from each country’s planning process will include:
* The development of a national mine action strategic plan with clear and measurable benchmarks that can be revised;
* The formulation of a UNDP MA country assistance strategy to support to the national mine action programme in undertaking the project;
* Support to the programme in mobilizing resources for mine action.

$100 0002007Consultant on Completion Initiative
$50 0002007Project planned for five countries ($10,000/country)
$7 5002007Overhead
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Saturday, December 1, 20072007NoSeck Diouf, Jacqueline0