Accelerating mine action progress in the Middle East and North Africa: the multiplier effect of capacity and cooperation in Lebanon
Despite being affected by armed conflicts over the past decades and recent economic turmoil, Lebanon stands out as a regional leader in mine action. The programme with strong national ownership is aligned with international standards and good practices across areas, supported by the Regional School for Humanitarian Demining in Lebanon (RSHDL). The school plays a crucial role as a hub for training and exchange under the GICHD’s Arab Regional Cooperation Programme.
For over two decades, the GICHD has collaborated closely with the Lebanon Mine Action Centre (LMAC), with notable results when the partnership was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015. This partnership allows for strategic work to develop capacities throughout Lebanon and the MENA region, sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices to create a multiplier effect.
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