The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risk to commu­nities caused by explosive ordnance, with a focus on landmines, cluster munitions and ammunition stockpiles.

The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining four lines of service: field support focused on advice and training, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions, and facilitating dialogue and cooperation.

Collectively, our advisors support around 40 affected states and territories every year, while working very closely with partner organisations to achieve our goals. This work is made possible by core contributions, project funding and in-kind support from 30 governments and organisations. The GICHD stays flexible in its response to needs and to changes in its working context.

GICHD Governance and Organisation | Strategic Chart

GICHD General Brochure

 


GICHD Strategy 2019-2022

GICHD strategy has four strategic objectives: Supporting the Conventions, protecting communities from explosive harm, the safe return of land and infrastructure to people, and gender equality and inclusion.

In 2018, an independent evaluation of the Centre was undertaken upon request of the Swiss Government. 

External Evaluation of the GICHD (May 2018)

Conducted by Universalia Management Group

In 2017, an evaluation of the GICHD Tools and Publications was undertaken.

Evaluation of GICHD Tools & Publications

GICHD Management Response to the Evaluation of Tools & Publications

Conducted by Sharmala Naidoo 

In 2014, an independent evaluation of the Centre was undertaken upon request of the Swiss Government.

External Evaluation of the GICHD (2010-2013)

Conducted by: Sophia Procofieff, Anna Matveeva and Dieter von Blarer (the Innovabridge Foundation)

In 2012, an evaluation of the GICHD Communications was undertaken.

Evaluation of GICHD Communications

Conducted by: Jim Coe & Andy McLean

In 2010, a more focused evaluation of the Information Management section (including IMSMA) was carried out.

Evaluation of GICHD Information Management Programme

Conducted by: Charles Downs and Paul Currion

In 2010, an independent evaluation of the Centre was undertaken upon request of the Swiss Government.

A General Evaluation of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Conducted by: David Hewitson and Arianna Calza Bini