In October 2006 a programme to promote the work of the GICHD within French-speaking countries affected by mines and ERW was created. The programme was handed over to the African partners in December 2011, in particular to the Centre de Perfectionnement aux Actions Post Conflictuelles de Déminage et de Dépollution (CPADD).
This programme had three key aims:
To promote these aims, the Francophone Programme:
The Bibliomines online library collects and makes available existing documentation in French on mines and ERW action to benefit French-speaking communities affected by mines and ERW and national actors of mine action.
Four organisations work in partnership to implement this project:
Bibliomines is supported financially by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Switzerland and France.
The documents listed, collated and collected on the Bibliomines website are of various natures and origins:
Bibliomines also promotes the production and dissemination of new documents and creates opportunities for exchanging expertise.
"EVENEMENTIEL" is a special feature showing events on mine action in the Francophone world which have just happened or which are scheduled (meetings, trainings, AOB).
The page "EMPLOIS" aims to offer an additional tool to organisations which are interested in placing their job adverstisements, as well as a useful space for research by Francophone experts.
The GICHD, in collaboration with its partners in Africa, organised yearly seminars for Francophone national actors involved in mine and ERW action.
These seminars have four key objectives:
For more information please visit the Bibliomines website [External link] (in French)