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Stephen Robinson

Programme Manager, Operational Management


Stephen Robinson joined Standards and Operations Division in December 2021.  He is currently employed as the Programme Manager of the Operations Management (OM) programme.  In this capacity Stephen will be coordinating the activities of the OM tea in addressing issues ranging from addressing the challenges posed by managing residual EO contamination to mine action management training. 

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 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, where he was instrumental in the establishment of the mine action coordination centre.   

Stephen Robinson has also worked in the wider humanitarian field, for example deploying to The Philippines as part of the surge effort in response to Typhoon Haiyan.

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
Operational Management
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)
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