Mine action programmes often are not linked early and strongly enough with key development actors. Despite the availability of extensive research documenting the need for greater coordination between mine action and development organisations, concrete guidance for practitioners and policy-makers on how to link mine action with development has been lacking. In response, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Development has published guidelines on how to ensure mine action promotes development in mine-affected countries.
LMAD Contact Group
A Contact Group on Linking Mine Action and Development was established in May 2006. It met on the margins of the Meetings of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. During the 10th Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November 2010, the Government of Canada formally announced that the LMAD Contact Group will merge with the newly established Standing Committee on Resources, Cooperation and Assistance.
The Contact Group was an informal platform for discussing key LMAD-related issues, and sharing experiences and good practice. Discussions fed into States Parties’ efforts to implement key action points within the Nairobi Action Plan 2005-2009 PDF 193KB.
LMAD Contact Group Meeting Summaries