In 2021, the GICHD continued providing its services to national and international partners in 43 countries and territories, with the ultimate goal of reducing risk from explosive ordnance and making communities safe.
Faced with the continued challenges and limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre put much effort into finding new ways to adapt to this new reality, ensuring the delivery of its services through remote means. This process proved the Centre’s flexibility and adaptability, whilst also generating lessons that are still being evaluated and that will influence its future way of operating. When in-person contact was deemed essential and destinations were accessible, GICHD staff travelled to provide on-site support, liaise with partners and donors, and organise workshops and training courses.
To carry out this work, our staff grew. As of the end of 2021, the GICHD is made up of 83 staff members representing 28 nations. Read about the major achievements and highlights of the Centre's work in 2021, as well as main areas of focus, financial statements and the most recent list of the members of the Council of Foundation.