Project profile — Building National Demining Capacity in Laos


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2022-11-18 - 2025-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Laos (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Removal of land mines and explosive remnants of war (15250) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to build the Government of Laos’ capacity to undertake demining operations, thereby supporting efforts for the country to accede to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. Project activities include: (1) delivering mine detection and removal equipment and personal protective equipment to Lao National Regulatory Authority (NRA) staff to undertake quality management; (2) training the Lao NRA quality management teams on quality assurance assessments for landmine clearance; (3) supporting the Lao NRA to ensure the Lao National Standards on mine action align with International Mine Action Standards; and (4) guiding the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme and Humanity and Inclusion demining activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) enhanced survey and clearance undertaken by Lao landmine teams to clear Confirmed Hazardous Areas; and (2) improved compliance with International Mine Action Standards of Lao National Standards on landmine contamination.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $250,000
Planned disbursement $250,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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