HUMANITARIAN POOLED FUNDS FOR COORDINATED MINE ACTION

See the presentation on Mine Action & CERF funding from 5 August 2020

Presentation on CERF Funding in Colombia

CERF Handbook: How countries apply for emergency funding

Country-based pooled funds handbook

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) manages two types of pooled funds to support coordinated humanitarian action: the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the country-based pooled funds.

These funds can be used for mine action projects as long as they are prioritized by the Humanitarian Coordinator in the humanitarian response strategy.  NGOs can receive funds from  country-based pooled funds directly and from the CERF indirectly through UN agencies. In 2019,  UNMAS and four local NGOs implemented risk education and victim assistance activities in Colombia with a CERF grant (see presentation below). The CERF allocates approximately USD450 million annually and the priorities of the CERF manager are particularly relevant to mine action: support for women and girls, programmes targeting persons with disability, education in protracted emergencies, and other elements of protection. In August 2020, the global MA AoR facilitated a briefing on CERF focused on the upcoming allocations for underfunded emergencies such as Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Nigeria and Yemen . The presentations delivered are accessible below as well as the pooled funds handbooks.

CERF standard indicators

In 2021, CERF issued a list of just over 100 standard indicators, available in English and French on our website. Country teams are encouraged to use these standard indicators wherever possible in their CERF project proposals (agencies can always also use custom indicators).

Possible Indicators for Mine Action are:
  1. Area surveyed for explosive hazards (in sqm).
  2. Number of explosive ordnance removed.
  3. Number of explosive ordnance survivors benefitting legal, health, rehabilitation and psychosocial care, and/or economic support.

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GLOBAL COORDINATION CONTACTS

Mr. Bruno DONAT
Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Chief, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 1779
unmasgeneva@un.org

Ms. Christelle LOUPFOREST
Deputy Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Liaison Officer, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 4741
loupforest@un.org