The ISU implements its core support activities with a three-person team equivalent to a 2.6 full time staff.
Sophie DELFOLIE is the Implementation Support Specialist charged with providing advice and support to the Convention’s President, Committees and ISU Director on all aspects of the Convention and its implementation other than victim assistance; in the Director’s absence, Sophie serves as Acting Director.
Sophie also advises States Parties on matters pertaining to transparency reporting, stockpile destruction and mine clearance obligations, including for the preparation of Article 5 extension requests. She also leads the provision of advisory services to francophone States Parties on the implementation of the Convention.
Gregory CATHCART is the Implementation Support Officer charged with providing advice and technical support to State Parties in matters related to mine clearance; and particularly with accompanying States Parties in preparing requests to extend their mine clearance deadlines.
His previous professional experience includes over a decade of field work in South East Asia.
Firoz ALIZADA joined the ISU in 2018, as part of extra-budgetary support (60%) including through a European Union Council Decision (EUCD) (40%) in favor of implementation of the Convention. Firoz is charged with supporting the EUCD project, and providing advice and technical support to States Parties in matters related to victim assistance.
His previous professional experience includes working for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the UN Mine Action Centre of Afghanistan, and Handicap International in Afghanistan.