P09-GL01Selected international mine action organizations, national mine action programmes, regional training institutions Staff of national mine action centres, institutes, non-governmental organizations dealing with conflict prevention and recovery, institutions participating as either a sending or receiving organizationNo
ProjectUNDP MAX Programme
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonSekkenes, Sara (sara.sekkenes@undp.org)
Project Budget2009: US $214,000.00
Funds Requested2009: US $214,000.00
Implementing PartnersSelected international mine action organizations, national mine action programmes, regional training institutions
Targeted BeneficiariesStaff of national mine action centres, institutes, non-governmental organizations dealing with conflict prevention and recovery, institutions participating as either a sending or receiving organization
Project Duration01-01-2009 through 01-12-2009
Project CodeP09-GL01
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2009
20 MAX participant placesUS $200,000.00
Organizational support charge (7%)US $14,000.00
TOTALUS $214,000.00

National ownership and capacity development are at the centre of UNDP’s mine action initiatives, which focus on ensuring sustainable governmental responses to the human, economic, and security challenges posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war.
In partnership with host governments, UNDP assists over 40 mine-affected states to develop sustainable national and local capacities from the outset of mine action operations. UNDP’s ongoing commitment to management capacity building is reflected in the 2006-2010 Mine Action Strategy of the UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action, of which it is part.
In line with this strategy, the objective of the Mine Action Exchange (MAX) Programme is to facilitate cooperation and peer review among countries from the South to broaden South-South cooperation, and to capture and disseminate good practices in an effective and appropriate manner. MAX facilitates short assignments of national mine action staff with the mine action programmes of other countries or international organizations. Operational and managerial staff strengthen their coordination skills as well as their knowledge of mine action policy matters, advocacy initiatives, best practices and lessons learned. The project will continue to build on this body of good practice and facilitate 20 MAX Programme placements during 2009.

* Solicit MAX proposals from UNDP mine action programmes and national mine action centres globally.
* Select candidates.
* Facilitate 20 exchange programmes during 2009.
* Monitor and evaluate progress and lessons learned.

* The exchanges will benefit both new country programmes, and programmes having reached maturity but requiring exposure to targeted and task-based expertise.
* The exchanges will also benefit mature programmes hosting exchange delegations by asserting and consolidating the programme’s experience and expertise in mine action and/or small arms.

$200 000200920 MAX participant places
$200 000201020 MAX participant places
$14 0002009Organizational support charge (7%)
$14 0002010Organizational support charge (7%)
Thursday, January 1, 2009 to Tuesday, December 1, 20092009NoSekkenes, Sara