In 2017, the GICHD’s work directly benefited 42 countries, helping them to reduce the impact of explosive hazards on human security and development. The Centre’s staff travelled to 25 additional countries for liaison visits, conference participation and workshop organisation for the benefit of other affected countries

Risk management

  • Providing advice and training to national authorities and mine action organisations to increase the operational efficiency and effectiveness of mine action.
  • Helping ensure the safe, fast and targeted release of land and waters. 

Information management

  • Helping national authorities and mine action organisations with the collection, analysis and timely provision of information to support survey and clearance operations.
  • Enabling leverage of quality information for evidence-based, accountable and efficient decision making.

Strategies and standards

  • Developing, reviewing and promoting the International Mine Action Standards and associated documents, as well as national mine action legislation and standards.

Regional cooperation programme

  • Promoting dialogue between affected countries in local languages and fostering regional cooperation.