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Platform for Partnerships

While many States Parties require financial assistance to fulfil their obligations, other types of non-financial assistance are also valuable. The Platform for Partnerships enables States Parties to exchange information on the complete range of assistance available to further enhance partnerships and support the full implementation of the Convention.


 

 

Australia

Contact information

Christine Pahlman

Mine Action Coordinator, DFAT

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

Australia is in a position to provide financial support to other State Parties for mine clearance and related mine action activities. Australia is a strong supporter of mine action and has committed over $275 million to mine action since signing the Convention in 1997. Australia’s mine action support is programmed against its Mine Action Strategy for the Australian aid program which covers the period 2010-2014.  Through the Strategy, Australia committed $100 million to reduce the threat and socioeconomic impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW) including landmines and cluster munitions.  Australia focuses its assistance on the most heavily affected countries in the Indo-Pacific region, while maintaining the flexibility to respond to other emerging needs and priorities. The bulk of Australia’s mine action assistance is provided for ERW clearance, which may include landmines and cluster munitions.   Australia programs the majority of its support for mine clearance through its country aid programs to ensure that its mine action is linked with broader development programs and the national priorities of our partners. A copy of the Australia’s Mine Action Strategy is available through the DFAT website www.dfat.gov.au. 

Czech Republic

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

The Czech Republic has been providing financial assistance via the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF – Enhancing Human Security), Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is willing to continue doing so, according to the needs and existing projects of ITF, with due regard to the distribution of available resources. In the past, the Czech Republic has made substantive financial contributions on a bilateral basis. However, future allocation of such resources will depend on demining needs and prospects in different regions of the world.

Finland

Contact information

KEO-70(at)formin.fi

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

Finland channels assistance through a limited number of reliable partner organizations. The policy foundation for humanitarian mine action is set in the Development Policy Action Plan of 2012. In 2012, Finland’s humanitarian demining budget was EUR 5.5 million. Main distribution channels include UNMAS, GICHD, HALO Trust, Finnish Red Cross/ ICRC and FinnChurchAid. Countries supported include Afghanistan (through UNMAS and HALO), Angola (through HALO and FCA), Cambodia / Cambodia and Laos Regional (FCA, HALO, FRC/ICRC), Chad (FRC/ICRC, phasing out), Somalia (HALO) and South Sudan (FRC/ICRC). Furthermore, UNMAS and GICHD receive also core financing from Finland. Finland's humanitarian demining support is coordinated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ Department for Development Policy – the Unit for Humanitarian Assistance. Humanitarian demining funds come from the so-called “thematic budget line” which is separate from the humanitarian aid budget line. Funding is channeled to most affected, ODA eligible countries. Support is based on multiannual framework agreements with the partner organizations in order to ensure predictability of funding.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

The Government of the Principality of Monaco is providing financial support to other State Parties on a bilateral basis, through project funding.  The Principality of Monaco has been engaged in supporting Jordan and Croatia (National Paklenica and National Parks of Velebit and Kopacki Rit) in clearing landmine areas.  The Principality of Monaco favours a result-oriented approach, with specific clearance area objectives.

Sweden

Contact information

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Ms. Karin Olofsson, Policy Adviser Peace and Security Support unit Conflict, Telephone: +46 8 698 54 01.

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB): Programme Manager Ms. Britta Ramberg, Telephone: +46 10 240 53 53.

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

In 2013, Sweden contributed approx. USD 12.9 million to mine action. Most of this was channeled through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The major projects supported were in Mozambique, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Colombia. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is operational in the field of mine action in support of primarily UNMAS and the ICRC. MSB has an EOD rapid response capacity, as well as expertise in fields such as Mechanical Clearance, Quality Assurance (QA), Mine Detection Dogs (MDD) and IMSMA. In 2013, Humanitarian Mine Action activities were carried out by the MSB, through UNMAS, in the Republic of Congo, Libya, Mali, CAR, Palestine and towards the situation in Syria. Sweden has also supported MRE activities in Mali, through seconded expertise from MSB to UNICEF.

Qatar

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Financial

Qatar has in the past contributed US$ 2.0 million to mine action, victim assistance, and rehabilitation in Eastern Sudan.

Albania

Contact information

arben.braha(at)ammco.org.al

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

Albania has established demining capacities at the levels of team leader, supervisor and deminer. In addition, the Albanian Mines and Munitions Coordination Office (AMMCO) has established capacity in the area quality management for demining operations.

Argentina

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Republic of Argentina is able to provide the following technical support personnel and delivery of courses as follows: Supervisors to ensure compliance with international mine action standards, mine risk educators, technical staff specialized in stockpile destruction, UXO destruction, logistics, IMSMA management. Argentina can also provide courses on, joint mine action and Explosive Remnants of War, explosive ordnance destruction, a combined course on mine risk and explosive remnants of war education, Planning and Quality Management in Mine Action and Explosive Remnants of War.

Australia

Contact information

Christine Pahlman

Mine Action Coordinator, DFAT

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) retains expertise in mine clearance and related activities, as well as equipment used in demining and clearance operations. In relation to Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), including landmines, the ADF exchanges this information with other nations to increase their knowledge of the problems involved with the removal of ERW and improve relevant skills and techniques. Requests for expert advice or assistance from the ADF with mine clearance and related activities would need to be directed to AusAID (as the lead agency within the Australian Government for mine action) who would evaluate the request and coordinate a response. Each request for assistance would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Czech Republic

Contact information

Colonel Robert BIELENÝ, MSc, Chief of Engineer Corps. Tel. +420 973 217 937; Gsm +420 724 033 231; Fax +420 973 217 665

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Czech Republic is in a position to provide training of personnel in demining and clearing by the Czech army engineer experts including training (should there be interest) in operating flail mine clearance system named BOZENA 5.

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

Finland can potentially provide expertise to other States Parties for mine clearance and related activities. Such expertise will, however, be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Financial

The Hellenic Armed Forces are in position to provide expertise for mine clearance in the following domains: a. Mine clearance techniques b. Mine deactivation techniques c. Cooperation with civil authorities and effective public warnings d. Procedures of rescuing personnel from minefields e. Job costing processes

Honduras

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

Honduras has ample experience in matters related to mine clearance operations and it will gladly share these with other States Parties. All requests must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras and the Ministry of Defence.

Indonesia

Contact information

Directorate of Material, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia. JIn. Merdeka Barat No. 13 — 14 Jakarta, Indonesia, 10110

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

Indonesia has the capability to provide expertise to other States Parties to demine existing landmines. The process of demining is currently handled by the National Army of the Republic of Indonesia through the Battalion of Combat and Demining. In this area, the expertise that can be shared/given is generally done through the Battalion Combat and Demining of the National Army of the Republic, Support for Victims of Indonesia.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Government of the Principality of Monaco is relying on specialized stakeholders including national authorities in partner States and NGOs to provide such expertise, namely CROMAC (Croatian Mine Action Center) and NPA (Norwegian Peoples Aid).

Qatar

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Qatari Armed Forces has expertise in clearing mined areas and planning to do so. In the past, the Qatari Armed Forces, through peace-keeping operations in Lebanon, have cleared mines and cluster munitions. In addition, the Qatari Armed Forces has trained and qualified Libyan troops to clear mines.

Serbia

Contact information

Serbian Mine Action Centre

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

The Ministry of Defense of the Serbian Armed Forces and the Overhauling Institute in Kragujevac, has both the capability and capacity to provide expertise and assistance to other countries in both organizing the training and in anti-personnel mine clearance. In addition to their skills acquired during regular and practical training, 35 member also attended the training for pyro-technicians in mine clearance according to international standards for humanitarian mine clearance operations.

Sweden

Contact information

Lieutenant Colonel Lars Olsson, Telephone: +46 8 788 79 19

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Expertise

Sweden is actively involved in the EU 7th Framework program on research and development of a mine clearance toolbox, which includes mechanical mine clearance, vegetation clearance equipment and development of a gender balanced Land Release concept. In 1997, Sweden established SWEDEC, organized within the armed forces as the country’s focal point on technical matters, development, education and training relating to mines and other explosive hazards. SWEDEC has continued to support through test and evaluation of technologies when requested by the UN and/or GICHD.

Australia

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Equipment

Australia’s support for equipment, supplied or other materials for mine clearance is generally provided through its support to mine clearance programs that are delivered by Australia’s country aid programs. Previously, equipment and materiel support has also been provided by Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Equipment

Equipment and supporting materiel will be released to States Parties, on case by case basis, upon the approval of the submitted requests by the responsible political authorities.

Indonesia

Contact information

Directorate of Material, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia. JIn. Merdeka Barat No. 13 — 14 Jakarta, Indonesia, 10110

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Equipment

Indonesia has the capability, if needed, to exchange equipment with other States Parties for the process of demining.

Albania

Contact information

arben.braha(at)ammco.org.al

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

Albania can share experiences of the Albanian Mine Action Programme, particularly through evaluations and studies that have been conducted by the UNDP and GICHD.

Argentina

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

Argentina is able to share the experience of personnel who were involved in demining in Angola for more than a year.

Czech Republic

Contact information

Colonel Robert BIELENÝ, MSc, Chief of Engineer Corps. Tel. +420 973 217 937; Gsm +420 724 033 231; Fax +420 973 217 665

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

The Czech Republic can share lessons learnt from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where the Czech engineers assisted in demining and clearing mine contaminated territory in Jordan Valley in 2010 using flail mine clearance system BOZENA 5.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

The Hellenic Armed Forces are in position to share experience in implementing Article 5 of the Convention in the following domains: a. Lessons-Learned from the ongoing and completed operations. b. Available equipment for relevant operations. c. Procedures of resolving technical problems in relevant operations. d. Implementation of training processes dedicated in relevant operations.

Honduras

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

Honduras has ample experience in matters related to mine clearance operations and it will gladly share these with other States Parties. All requests must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras and the Ministry of Defence.

Indonesia

Contact information

Directorate of Material, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia. JIn. Merdeka Barat No. 13— 14 Jakarta, Indonesia, 10110

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

Indonesia is willing to share its expertise to rehabilitate personnel/soldiers who are affected by landmines explosions.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

The Government of the Principality of Monaco is open to share its experience in supporting mine clearance.

Serbia

Contact information

Serbian Mine Action Centre

Assistance for Mine Clearance - Experiences

The Ministry of Defense has a vast experience in demining and clearance of unexploded ordnance. These experiences can be shared at theoretic and practical training sessions, expert lectures, workshops, seminars, training courses, etc. Currently, there are no systematized written materials in this field that could be made available to interested parties. The Overhauling Institute in Kargujevac can draw up appropriate mine action manuals in Serbian and English and make them available to other interested stakeholders.

Australia

Contact information

Christine Pahlman

Mine Action Coordinator, DFAT

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Financial

Australia is in a position to provide financial support to other State Parties for victim assistance. Australia programs its support for victim assistance through its country aid programs. Australia also supports the ICRC to undertake victim assistance through its physical rehabilitation program and Special Fund for the Disabled. The Australian aid program is also guided by a disability-inclusive development strategy, Development for All, which covers the period 2009 to 2014. The strategy guides the aid program towards development that includes and deliberately focuses on support for people with a disability. Australia’s aid program provides approximately $10 million per year to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. This funding is programmed in various ways including through country aid programs and specific disability initiatives. Australia’s support and approach to disability inclusive development is also intended to benefit victims, their families and communities. A copy of Australia’s Mine Action Strategy is attached and is also available through the DFAT website www.dfat.gov.au.

Czech Republic

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Financial

The Czech Republic has been providing financial assistance via International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF – Enhancing Human Security), Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is willing to continue doing so, according to the needs and existing projects of ITF, with due regard to the distribution of available resources.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Financial

The Government of the Principality of Monaco is providing financial support to other State Parties on a bilateral basis, through project funding to landmines victims. The Principality of Monaco has provided support in Croatia to build and run a regional Centre for Psychosocial reintegration and rehabilitation of children victims of landmines (MARE) in Rovinj (Istria). The Centre provides a large range of activities (summer camps, sports, art workshops, psychosocial support) for children and young adults injured by mines.

Qatar

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Financial

Qatar contributes to the Qatar Red Crescent Society, which supports the livelihood of mine affected individuals and provides physiotherapy / prosthetics services.

Argentina

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

The Republic of Argentina is able to deliver a seminar on assistance to victims.

Australia

Contact information

Christine Pahlman

Mine Action Coordinator, DFAT

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

Australia may be in a position to provide expertise to other State Parties for victim assistance-related activities, depending on the exact nature of the expertise being sought.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

Hellenic Armed Forces are in position to provide expertise to States Parties for a variety of activities relevant to mine victim’s assistance.

Indonesia

Contact information

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

Indonesia has the capability to provide expertise to other States Parties to clear existing landmines. Demining is currently handled by the National Army of the Republic of Indonesia through the Battalion of Combat and Demining. In this area, the expertise that can be shared/given is generally done through the Battalion.

Qatar

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

Qatar contributes to the Qatar Red Crescent Society, which has expertise in the management and planning of victim assistance programs.

Serbia

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

The Ministry of Defense (i.e. Military Medical Academy Hospital) has possibilities to provide expertise on mine victim assistance to other countries.

Thailand

Contact information

Peace, Security and Disarmament Division, Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

landmineassist(at)mfa.go.th

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Expertise

Thailand, through the National Office for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP), has expertise in community-based rehabilitation (CBR) which has been successfully implemented throughout Thailand.

Australia

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Equipment

Australia support for equipment, supplied or other materials is generally provided through its support to victim assistance programs such as through its support to the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled or the ICRC Rehabilitation Program.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Equipment

Equipment and supporting materiel will be released to States Parties, on case by case basis, upon the approval of the submitted requests by the responsible political authorities.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Equipment

The Government of the Principality of Monaco provides equipment and materiel as components of its project support (ex : construction of buildings, technical equipment, functioning costs).

Qatar

Contact information

Mr. Izedeen Elgial

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Equipment

Qatar contributes to the Qatar Red Crescent Society, which can provide equipment for physiotherapy centres and prosthetics.

Albania

Contact information

arben.braha(at)ammco.org.al

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

Albania can share experiences of victim assistance in Albania, particularly through an evaluation carried out by the UNDP. In addition, Handicap International has carried out an evaluation of physical medicine and rehabilitation services in Albania. As well, the Implementation Support Unit is in the process of documenting Albania’s good practice as concerns victim assistance.

Australia

Contact information

Christine Pahlman

Mine Action Coordinator, DFAT

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

Australia may be in a position to share its experience in activities that it has supported through the aid program that contribute to assisting mine victims and other persons with disabilities with other State Parties.

Greece

Contact information

Hellenic National Defense General Staff/National Defense Policy Directorate
Telephone: 0030-210 657 40 15
Fax: 0030-210 657 43 21
sedm.div.(at)hndgs.mil.gr

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

The Hellenic Armed Forces are in position to share its experience in activities relevant to the assistance of mine victims.

Indonesia

Contact information

Directorate of Material, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia. JIn. Merdeka Barat No. 13 — 14 Jakarta, Indonesia, 10110

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

Indonesia is willing to share its expertise and experience in evaluating demining programs.

Monaco

Contact information

None Available

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

The Government of the Principality of Monaco is open to share its experience in supporting victim assistance.

Qatar

Contact information

Mr. Izedeen Elgial

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

Qatar contributes to the Qatar Red Crescent Society, which has can share its experience in the management and planning of victim assistance programs.

Serbia

Contact information

Ms. Tanja Pusonja

Adviser of the Sector for War Veterans and Disabled Persons

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

The Ministry of Defense (i.e. Military Medical Academy Hospital) has, in the past, treated great many mine victims, and gained considerable experience (surgical treatment, physical therapy, psychological support, etc.) which may be shared with other countries, subject to clearly defined preconditions.

Thailand

Contact information

Peace, Security and Disarmament Division, Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

landmineassist(at)mfa.go.th

Assistance for Victim Assistance - Experiences

Thailand has experiences to share in emergency response, community-based rehabilitation (CBR), and integrated support for persons with disabilities and their communities. Lessons-learned and best practices on CBR have been compiled by the National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (NEP), which can be shared upon request. The National Institute for Emergency Medicine has lessons learned for emergency response which can also be shared upon request.