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Stephen Robinson

Senior Adviser


Stephen Robinson joined the Standards and Operations Division in December 2021 and will be contributing to the strategic planning of national standards programming for the Division.   Stephen Robinson will manage projects related to National Mine Action Standards (NMAS), and their compliance with the IMAS framework, to enable affected countries to respond adequately in forming and/or implementing appropriate national standards. Stephen Robinson will also provide technical and organsiational support to ongoing activities pertaining to IMAS development and support for IMAS outreach.

Prior to joining GICHD, Stephen Robinson worked in the humanitarian and development world for over 20 years.  The majority of this time was in the mine action sector, predominantly with the UN, both in UNMAS and UNDP.  In UNMAS he worked as a senior programme manager in contexts ranging from Nepal to South Sudan.  Most lately Stephen Robinson worked for UNDP in Yemen where he was the senior technical adviser to the internationally recognised government. He also spent three years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the Regional Weapons Contamination Adviser for the Middle East, where he supported ICRC delegations in issues including IHL interventions to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training events.  

Stephen Robinson has a master’s degree in Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from the Kalu Institute of Spain, and post graduate qualifications in education from the University of Wales.

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Standards and Operations
Working languages
Active in mine action topics
International conventions / Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC)
Anti-vehicle mines (AVM)
Security and development / Armed violence reduction
International conventions / Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)
International conventions / Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)
Land release / Detection and clearance
Security and development / Development
Security and development / Environment
SD, ASM and EOD / Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)
Gender and diversity
Security and development / Handover of land
International conventions
Standards / International standards
Land release
Management of mine action programmes
Mine action in general
Standards / National standards
Planning, monitoring and evaluation
Management of mine action programmes / Priority-setting
Management of mine action programmes / Quality management
Regional cooperation programmes
Land release / Residual contamination
Management of mine action programmes / Results based management (RBM) (Evaluations)
Risk education
Security and development
Security sector reform (SSR)
Security and development / Socio-economic survey
SD, ASM and EOD / Stockpile destruction
Management of mine action programmes / Strategic management
Land release / Survey
Sustainable development and SDGs
The Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Advisory Group (EORE AG)
Management of mine action programmes / Transition to national ownership