P04-GL21UNDP National mine action programmes receving technical, operational, material, managerial and resource mobilization support.
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2007
Field monitoring, program evaluations, inter-agency assessment missions (37 countries) US $250,000.00
Knowledge management and best practices initiativeUS $50,000.00
Program specialistUS $180,000.00
Program support costs (5 per cent)US $79,250.00
Regional advisory services: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, victim assistanceUS $640,000.00
Senior Program AdviserUS $200,000.00
Socio-economic impact workshops (x three) US $200,000.00
UNDP program officers workshopUS $65,000.00
TOTALUS $1,664,250.00
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ProjectStrengthening National Mine Action Coordination and Ownership
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonSekkenes, Sara (sara.sekkenes@undp.org)
Project Budget2007: US $1,664,250.00
Funds Requested2007: US $1,664,250.00
Implementing PartnersUNDP
Targeted BeneficiariesNational mine action programmes receving technical, operational, material, managerial and resource mobilization support.
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2009
Project CodeP04-GL21

The UNDP Mine Action Team (MAT) is part of the organization’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, based in New York. MAT is a team of two professionals based in New York, two regional advisers field-based (two more will be recruited in 2007 for the Middle East and for Victim Assistance) who provide support to 37 national mine action programmes and their corresponding Senior/Chief MA technical adviser or program officers, in countries ranging from mine action at its initial stages of planning and implementation to countries where the programmes are mature. MAT works in collaboration with national authorities and UNDP country offices to ensure a smooth transition between emergency relief and long-term development, and to strengthen national capacity to manage mine action. The MAT also engages in policy and methodology development both at the BCPR level but also as an essential member of the international mine action fora, and in UN interagency coordination meetings and missions. In addition, the MAT provides regional advisory services in Africa and Asia to support UNDP’s country offices in addressing broader issues concerning strengthening national capacities and ensuring that a solid foundation exists for a long-term response to the landmine problem.
More specifically, the MAT, through UNDP country offices, provides technical, operational, material, managerial and resource mobilization support to national mine-action programs to:
* Address the socio-economic impact of mines by promoting national ownership and ensuring the development of sustainable national and local capacities to undertake all elements of mine action over the medium and long term;
* Encourage an integrated, collaborative working environment with all mine action stakeholders, including other United Nations mine action partners, mine-affected states, national and international nongovernmental organizations, and donor governments;
* Strengthen national capacities through UNDP’s highly-successful mine action management training program, its mine action exchange program (MAX), other complementary regional training workshops, and relevant studies and guidelines;
* Mainstream mine action into the development agenda in recognition of the fact that mines pose an obstacle to poverty reduction and sustainable development in post-conflict environments;
* Support integration of a gender perspective in mine action programmes to ensure that concerns and experiences of both sexes are taken into consideration into the design, implementation, evaluation of mine action programmes, and that mine action programmes benefit equally men, women, boys and girls;
* Support UNDP’s effort to provide high-quality technical, operational, material, managerial and resource mobilization services to national mine action programs;
* Develop a long-term strategic plan to ensure UNDP is able to provide ongoing mine action capacity building services;
* Promote transparency in national mine action programs, including effective utilization of resources by well-coordinated mine action centers;
* Assist national authorities in meeting their mine action related treaty obligations and implementing the Nairobi Action Plan, as relevant.

UNDP provides vital technical and operational support to national mine action programs as part of its approach to creating sustainable national and local capacities to address the landmine problem. This support includes:
* Assisting countries to establish national mine action centers and regulatory authorities by integrating International Mine Action Standards into national programmes, implementing landmine impact surveys, establishing information management structures that support operations, and implementing the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty or other obligations.
* Helping mine-affected countries that are approaching 'completion.' It is recognized that the greater part of international financial assistance is often reserved for countries with a high-profile problem—that is, countries deemed to face serious humanitarian threats and that have recently emerged from crises and conflicts. The completion initiative seeks to provide greater attention from the international mine action community also to countries with limited mine problems or where a concentrated effort and funding commitment will help completie clearance in a reasonable timeframe and ensure compliance to the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty.
* Advocating for the mainstreaming of mine action in development planning, programming and budgeting processes. This involves encouraging mine-affected developing nations to include mine action in their national development plans, including their Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and the UN Development Assistance Frameworks. It also involves working with local actors to plan and implement mine action in coordination with development projects and programs whenever possible. UNDP also actively engages traditional donors to fund mine action projects through development budgets, and encourages international financial institutions to contribute more funding to mine action through loans to mine-affected states.
* Providing management and technical training to national senior and middle mine action managers. Training is aimed at improving day-to-day operational and management skills and focus on improving personnel skills, planning, logistics, human resource management and procurement, and strengthening knowledge of mine action standards and demining technologies. The courses also offer sessions on basic strategic planning, change management, and leadership skills.
* Organizing socio-economic impact workshops. UNDP, in partnership with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, has developed a series of regional workshops designed to enhance the work of national mine action programs and to supplement UNDP’s management training courses and mine action exchange program. The workshops cover a variety of topics, including how to assess of economic returns from mine action investments, provide training on how to use socio-economic indicators in mine action management and planning processes, and establish resource mobilization strategies.
* Promoting South-South cooperation. UNDP’s highly successful mine action exchange programme provides a mechanism for the staff of mine action programs to undertake short assignments with the programs of other nations or international organizations in order to share their experiences and lessons learned and to strengthen their policy, advocacy, and operational approaches to mine action.
* Promoting victim assistance. Through a field-based global victim assistance adviser, UNDP will support development of victim assistance strategies in mine-affected countries, coordination between stakeholders in victim assistance, provide training as required, and ensuring exchange of experiences between programmes.
* Increasing direct regional mine action support. For several years, UNDP had two mine action regional advisers for Africa and Asia/Pacific. Their presence has successfully ensured the delivery of advisory services to programmes directly or not directly supported by the UN; monitoring and evaluation of mine action programmes; rapid deployment to respond to assessment needs; and exchanges of experience and knowledge among countries. For this reason, UNDP will deploy a third regional MA advisor to cover the Middle East.
* Supporting and advocating for public-private partnerships. UNDP has been a strong advocate for the role of public-private partnerships in advancing the development dimension of mine action, as part of its commitment to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goal on Global Partnerships for Development. In this regard, one of UNDP’s most successful public-private partnerships is Adopt-A-Minefield, a program of the UN Association of the USA, which raises funds for mine clearance operations and survivor assistance initiatives.

* National mine action programmes will receive technical, operational, material, managerial and resource-mobilization support.
* The socio-economic impact of mines on sustainable development will be addressed.
* National mine action programmes’ institutional and management capacities will increase.
* Gender perspectives will be integrated into UNDP-supported mine action programmes.
* States Parties to the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty that receive UNDP support will be better-equipped to meet their treaty obligations.

$250 0002007Field monitoring, program evaluations, inter-agency assessment missions (37 countries)
$230 0002008Field monitoring, program evaluations, inter-agency assessment missions (37 countries)
$200 0002009Field monitoring, program evaluations, inter-agency assessment missions (37 countries)
$50 0002007Knowledge management and best practices initiative
$50 0002008Knowledge management and best practices initiative
$50 0002009Knowledge management and best practices initiative
$65 0002007UNDP program officers workshop
$70 0002008UNDP program officers workshop
$77 0002009UNDP program officers workshop
$200 0002007Senior Program Adviser
$200 0002008Senior Program Adviser
$200 0002009Senior Program Adviser
$180 0002007Program specialist
$180 0002008Program specialist
$180 0002009Program specialist
$640 0002007Regional advisory services: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, victim assistance
$640 0002008Regional advisory services: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, victim assistance
$640 0002009Regional advisory services: Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, victim assistance
$200 0002007Socio-economic impact workshops (x three)
$200 0002008Socio-economic impact workshops (x three)
$200 0002009Socio-economic impact workshops (x three)
$79 2502007Program support costs (5 per cent)
$78 5002008Program support costs (5 per cent)
$77 3502009Program support costs (5 per cent)
VariousBilateralUnited States Dollars - USD$810 600$810 600Funding mechanisms included core and bi lateral.
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Tuesday, December 1, 20092007NoSekkenes, Sara0