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Project ID:00067441Description:UNPFN/A-1 Mine Action/IEDD/EOD
Fund:
Nepal UN Peace Fund
Start Date *: 24 Apr 2007
Theme:
Reintegration
End Date*: 31 Mar 2012
Country: Nepal Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNOPS - UN Office for Project Services
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Description of the various phases of the project:

IEDD/EOD Operations in Nepal ($1,430,963.00)

The project seeks to contribute to the safe storage and destruction of all Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) stored at cantonment and satellite sites by the provision of technical advice to assist and support the Maoist Army Combatants. This will greatly enhance the safety of UN staff and other persons currently resident in and around the main cantonment sites and their associated satellite sites.

 

Extension I:

Mine Action Training of Nepal Army ($234,832.72)

To address the long-term problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war, mine action training will be provided to the Nepal Army, allowing them to undertake clearance as per international humanitarian standards.  The clearance of the Army’s 53 minefields and 275+ security positions will contribute to the security and freedom of movement of the civilian population. Moreover, mine action is and important disarmament initiative and as a direct implementation of the Agreement on Monitoring of Arms and Armies it can greatly contribute to the implementation and consolidation of peace in Nepal.

 

Extension II:

Mine Action Information Collection and Verification ($539,352.44)

The preliminary identification and subsequent mapping of confirmed or suspected contaminated areas is a critical prerequisite to any effective mine action programme addressing the long-term problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war. This four key activities of this project all contribute to the security and freedom of movement of the civilian population; (1) The verification of the Army’s 53 minefields and stockpiles of anti-personnel mines; (2) The ongoing technical support and capacity building of Nepal Army mine clearance teams; (3) A pilot project that enables collection of information on the locations of IED/ERW with the central region; (4) Mine risk education support to improve community awareness. The preliminary identification and subsequent mapping of confirmed or suspected contaminated areas is a critical prerequisite to any effective mine action programme addressing the long-term problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war. This four key activities of this project all contribute to the security and freedom of movement of the civilian population; (1) The verification of the Army’s 53 minefields and stockpiles of anti-personnel mines; (2) The ongoing technical support and capacity building of Nepal Army mine clearance teams; (3) A pilot project that enables collection of information on the locations of IED/ERW with the central region; (4) Mine risk education support to improve community awareness.

 

Extension III:

Support to IEDD/EOD Operations in Nepal ($495,813.67)

The project seeks to contribute to the safe storage and destruction of all explosive remnants of war (ERW) stored at cantonment and satellite sites by the provision of technical advice to assist and support the Maoist Army Combatants. The continuation of this project will greatly enhance the safety of UN staff and other persons currently residing in and around the main cantonment sites and their associated satellite sites.

 

Extension IV:

Support to IEDD/EOD Operations in Nepal ($233,781.74)

To further enhance the Nepal Army’s capacity to address the long-term problems of landmines, demining training will be provided to the Nepal Army, allowing them to undertake clearance as per international humanitarian standards. This will contribute to the security and freedom of movement of the civilian population and is furthermore a direct implementation of the Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA).

 

Extension V:

Mine Clearance and Operational Support to the Nepal Army ($1,145,838.37)

To further enhance the Nepal Army’s capacity to address the long-term problems of landmines and build national capacity to ensure a fully operational mine action programme can be established to independently manage clearance operations. The creation of this capacity is essential based on the obligations of the CPA. To facilitate this process, additional demining training will be provided to the Nepal Army, allowing them to undertake clearance as per international humanitarian standards. This will contribute to the security and freedom of movement of the civilian population and is furthermore a direct implementation of the Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA).

 

Extension VI:

Capacity Development for a Stand-alone Mine Action Capability ($500,000 + $488,626)

This phase is a continuation of the ongoing capacity building activities initiated under the UNMIN Mine Action Unit and as of January 2009, the UN Mine Action Team (UNMAT) through the Peace Fund funded project “Support to IED/EOD Operations in Nepal”.  This project aims to develop the requisite minefield clearance and management capacity within the Nepal Army Mine Action Coordination Centre (NAMACC) and work with the Government of Nepal to develop and implement a sustainable National Mine Action Strategy.

 

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