Project profile — Building National Demining Capacity in Laos



Overview 

CA-3-P011375001
$750,000
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2022-11-18 - 2025-08-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Laos (100.00%)

Sector 

• 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)

Description 

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 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $250,000
Planned disbursement $250,000
Transactions
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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