Case Study - Support to Mine Action in Ethiopia – Lessons Learnt and Recommendations

27 Jan 2014

Report Summary

The United Nations Development Programme with a core group of donors (including Canada, the Netherlands and Norway), initiated a Mine Action Support Group to assist Ethiopian Mine Action capacity building through the Ethiopian Mine Action Office.

 

The project labelled “Mine Action in the Tigray, Afar and Somali Regions of Ethiopia” set out to support the Ethiopian Mine Action Office’s activities and to significantly increase Ethiopian mine action productivity. The project aimed to allow families, (including internally displaced persons in Tigray, Afar and Somali regions) to enjoy the benefits of sustained peace and stability; to live free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance; and to make full and productive use of land for agricultural development and increase food security.