MINE ACTION LOCALIZATION
The MA AoR is dedicated to supporting global commitments on localization throughout its work streams. This includes increasing local government and civil society leadership and participation in mine action coordination mechanisms, improving coordination and information management processes and making funding accessible to local partners at national and sub-national levels. Through localization the MA AoR seeks to include national actors as full and equal partners and capitalize on their comparative advantages. Developing local capacity will support prevention strategies, improve the quality, rapidity and scale of the response, reinforce the resilience of national systems and strengthen the means to realize accountability to affected people.
Localization Plenary Video
Session on Localization at the 24th International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDM-UN), chaired by Maître Sudi Kimputu, National Coordinator, Centre Congolais de Lutte Antimines. The session explored recent and promising practices on localizing mine action.
The Global Education Cluster (GEC) and Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) have developed a framework on how national level coordination groups can support the development of the institutional capacity of national and local actors. The framework aims to improve the operation capacities of local and national so that they can be more efficient and more effective when responding to humanitarian crises.
Case Study: CCBL
“No matter how small or big the budget or scope of a project is, it must always start and end with proper community liaison.”
Last Updated: 28 September 2021
MINE ACTION AOR GLOBAL COORDINATION CONTACTS
Mr. Bruno DONAT
Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Chief, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 1779
Ms. Christelle LOUPFOREST
Deputy Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Liaison Officer, UNMAS Geneva
Phone Number: +41 22 917 4741
Ms. Hannah Rose HOLLOWAY
Co-Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility (MA AoR)
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) Coordinator – DRC Geneva Representation
Phone Number: +41 79 191 4784
danishdemininggroup.dk / drc.dk
HDP is a Core Sector and Mine Action unit within Danish Refugee Council