Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)’s Tumutu Agricultural Training Programme for ex-combatants and at-risk youth, Liberia
In recent years, an increasing number of mine/ERW operators are moving beyond mine action to engage in broader armed violence reduction (AVR) and public safety activities. These include in community safety, ammunition safety management, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, peace building, and small arms and light weapons control.
A GICHD study was conducted between 2011 and 2012 to better understand this trend. Through a series of case studies and a policy brief, the research documents the objectives, methodology and scope of these initiatives, explores the rationale behind the shift towards AVR, and identifies key lessons learnt.
Side event at the 16th International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors | April 2013
Mine Action Support for Armed Violence Reduction: What Role for National Mine Action Authorities?
Workshop in Nairobi | January 2013
The role of mine action organisations in promoting armed violence reduction (AVR)
This workshop aimed to:
Side event at the 12th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention | December 2012
The aim was to share the findings of the study, featuring presentations from mine action organisations on their AVR-related programmes, and an update on the global civil society alliance for AVR.