Support to Lebanon Mine Action Programme – Phase III

Background


The landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem in Lebanon is still a huge one that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the Lebanese Population. Through the proposed project UNDP continues to support the LMAC to improve the recovery conditions and reinvigoration of Lebanon in its most affected areas. This will also contribute to an inclusive development reducing inequalities and increase the standards of living of the population.

Achievements & Expected Results

-Continuous daily efforts are put in place to secure the implementation of the LMAC strategy.
-In relation to MVA, all documents were prepared for the MVA needs assessment and the ToR was posted on the UNDP website.
-LMAC annual report 2012 was published.
-LMAC strategy 2011-2020 translated into Arabic, published and disseminated.
-LMAC Newsletter published
-LMAC team supported through the recruitment of a Mine Action Advisor
-Capacity Building (English Training Sessions) provided to LMAC officers
-Continuous daily efforts put in place to secure the implementation of the LMAC strategy
-International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action was organized on the 4th of April within the Lebanese Parliament premises and under the hospices of the speaker of the parliament in order to renew public and media interest in mine action, raise awareness of the public and urge the parliament to ratify the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and keep the cause as a high priority on the Lebanese political agenda.
-Contract for the MVA needs assessment was signed.
-Contracts for the provision of Prosthesis for 20 mine/ERW victims signed (MVA)
On the communication and advocay level, vsibility items for UNDP and is donors were distributed to the public during the 4th of April event, Newsletter distributed dusring the 4th of April event.
-LMAC team supported through the recruitment of a Community Liaison Clerk
-LMAC staff attended international conferences (16th international meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisers, Intercessional meeting of the CCM, International Security Forum, Arabic Outreach programme Workshop, Intercessional meeting of the committee of the antipersonnel mine ban convention) for advocacy and for quality management purposes
-Transparency report of the CCM was prepared and submitted
-Capacity Building (English Training Sessions) provided to LMAC officers

Donors



Donor Amount
EC $2,704,669.24
BCPR  $100,000.00
UNMAS  $137,136.73
Total $2,941,805.97
Year Expenditures
2013 $460,874.00
Total $460,874.00
Overview
Status
Active
Project Period
01 January 2013 - 31 December 2015