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The 24th International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers

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GPC William Chemaly

Global Protection Cluster Coordinator, UNHCR

Jordan, Mohamad Breikat

National Director, National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation of Jordan

Japan, H.E. Amb. Kimura Tetsuya

Ambassador for Economic, Social and UN Management Affairs, Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN

Social Finance, Marie-Alphie Dallest

Manager at Social Finance

Netherlands, H.E. Amb. Robbert Jan Gabriëlse

Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva

ICRC, Erik Tollefsen

Head, Weapon Contamination Unit, ICRC

Colombia, Martha Isabel Hurtado Granada

Coordinadora, Grupo de Acción Integral contra Minas Antipersonal, Colombia

GICHD, Tammy Hall

Head, Standards and Operations, GICHD

Germany, José Schulz

Head of Division of Humanitarian Assistance - Operations, German Federal Foreign Office

ASG Alexandre Zouev

Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions

UNICEF, Fatuma Ibrahim

Senior Localization Specialist, Child Protection Area of Responsibility

South Sudan, Abraham Makuei

Co-Coordinator, Jonglei State Child Protection Working Group, Community in Need Aid, South Sudan

Yemen, Marie Dahan

Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility, Yemen

GICHD, Amb. Stefano Toscano

Director, GICHD

UNDP, Oksana Leschenko

Policy and Programme Advisor, UNDP

GICHD, Valon Kumnova

Head, Mine Action Programmes, GICHD

Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh

Provincial Programme Manager, NPA Vietnam

Norway, Christian Rydning

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, Geneva

UNMAS, Bruno Donat

Chief, UNMAS Geneva Office and Global Coordinator, Mine Action Area of Responsibility

Germany, Wolfgang Bindseil

Chair, Mine Action Support Group, German Federal Foreign Office

Sri Lanka, Valentina Stivanello

Country Director, Sri Lanka, Mines Advisory Group

Cambodia, H.E. Ly Panha Rith

Deputy Secretary General, Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority

Congo, Maître Sudi Kimputu

National Coordinator, Congolese Mine Action Centre (CCLAM)

Sudan, Brig. Gen. Khalid Hamdan Adam

Director, National Mine Action Center, the Republic of the Sudan

Nokutenda Masiyanise

HALO Zimbabwe representative

United Nations, Bintou Keita

Under Secretary General, United Nations

Hoàng Thi Mai Chi

MAG Vietnam representative

Yemen, Ameen AlaQili

Director, Yemen Mine Action Programme

Paul Bekkers

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Special Envoy

Sarah Harrison

MHPSS in Emergencies Technical Advisor., IFRC.

Bahar Eksim

MHPSS Specialist, Humanity & Inclusion

Mrs. Salima Inseel Karam

Head of DMA Gender Unit

Mrs. Noor Munther Dawod

FSD (UNMAS Implementing Partner) EHM team leader.

Luca Renda

Recovery Solutions and Human.

UNICEF, Alessia Radice

Communication for Development Specialist, Social Norms, UNICEF

Mr. Mohammad Shafiq Yousufi

Director, DMAC

Nigeria, Guy Mondjii

Country Director, Viamo Nigeria

Iraq, Alexandra Letcher

Community Liaison Manager - Team Leader, Mines Advisory Group, Iraq

Afghanistan, Lyuba Guerassimova

Program officer, UNMAS Afghanistan

Mr. Slobodan Tadic

Sector leader Justice and Security, Senior Programme Coordinator, UNDP

UNICEF, Meritxell Relaño

Deputy Director Emergency Operations, UNICEF

Brigadier Mohamed Altorgman

Director LibMAC

Ms. Ghada Kachachi

Deputy Representative, UNICEF Syria

Mr. Jonathan Thorpe

Humanitarian Advisor (Syria and Lebanon), Australian Embassy in Beirut

Rasmus Sandvoll Weschke

Advisor Mine Action and Disarmament

Iain Overton

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV)

Josephine Dresner

International Policy and Partnerships Director – MAG

Mr Alfredo Jose Malaret Baldo

Co-Author Counter-IED Capability Maturity Model - UNIDIR

Stephen Bryant

CTA’s Mine Action - UNDP

Mr. Rune Persson

Programme and Operation Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council

Mr. Bill Marsden

Independent consultant

Ms. Tenzin Manell

ssociate Director, Cash and Livelihoods, Women’s Refugee Commission

Richard MacCormac

Head of Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding/Danish Refugee Council and Co-Lead of MA AoR

Dr. Mizuta Shinichi

Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN, NY

Germany, Sibylle Katharina Sorg

Director General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Peacebuilding and HA, German MoFA

Germany, H. E. Niels Annen

Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office

United Nations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix

Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peace Operations and Chair, IACG-MA, United Nations

Association of Survivors of Antipersonnel Mines of Nariño’s Pacific Coast, Luz Dary Landázury

President, Association of Survivors of Antipersonnel Mines of Nariño’s Pacific Coast

Daniel Craig

United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

UNMAS, Ilene Cohn

Acting Director of United Nations Mine Acton Service

Lebanon, Brig. Gen. Jihad Al Bechelany

Director, Lebanon Mine Action Center

Sofia Khetib – Grundy

Deputy Coordinator of the Global Protection Cluster

UNMAS Abigail Hartley

Chair of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action, UNMAS

Stella Kaburis

UNMAS Policy section

Shafiullah Ahmadzai

Head of Quality Management, DMAC (Afghanistan)

Katharina Dolezalek


GICHD Lionel Pechera

Standards Adviser GICHD

Sebastian Kasack

Senior Community Liaison Advisor

Kendra Dupuy

Senior Advisor Environment, Norwegian People’s Aid

Alex Munyambabazi

founder, Amputee Self-Help Network Uganda

CEOBS Linsey Cottrell

Environmental Policy Officer, Conflict and Environment Observatory

Laurie Druelle

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Projects Development Officer, HI

AP Mine Ban Convention ISU - Firoz Alizada

Implementation Support Officer at the Implementation Support Unit

UNMAS Iraq AlMalaki Kawther

Gender Equality Officer

UNMAS IRAQ Jeffrey McMurdo

Socio-Economic Rapid Impact and Perception Consultant.

Harshi Gunawardana

Programme and Communications Officer UNMAS Nigeria

Angela Hoyos Iborra

Advisor, GICHD

UNMAS Libya Lance Malin

Chief UNMAS Libya

UNMAS Julie Myers

Senior Programme Officer, UNMAS Libya

Bob Seddon

Threat Mitigation Advisor, UNMAS Libya

Habibulhaq Javed

Head of office, UNMAS Syria.

UNMAS Syria-Akiko Kobayakawa


David Hewitson


LMAC, Ahmad Lamaa


HI Douglas Felix KILAMA

HI representative

MAG - Roxana Bobolicu

International Policy Manager MAG

Gareth Collett


Heike Thiele

Director for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Stabilisation

Keiko Tamura

Head of Programme Development, Quality and Accountability, Hand in Hand for Aid and Development

Bill Marsden

Independent consultant

Ruth Bottomley

Consultant and Research Specialist – ICBL - CMC

Muhabbat Ibrohimzoda

Director, Tajikistan Mine Action Centre

Farhad Arabpour Dahouei

Field Manager Assistance & Partnership ICRC Iran


Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas

GICHD Silvia Cattaneo

Policy Advisor

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Established in 1997, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and in support of peace operations, as well as through the development of standards, policies and norms.


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United Nations Mine Action Service

United Nations Mine Action Service

Weapon Contamination: 10 Years of Crisis in Syria

The ICRC & SARC's Response

Mine Action Area of Responsibility

The MA AoR’s vision is a world in which people living in humanitarian emergencies are protected from explosive ordnance and needs of victims are realized.

MAG (Mines Advisory Group)

Landmine Free 2025 Campaign

Together, we can rid some of the world’s most affected countries of landmines.

Standardising Beneficiary Definitions in Humanitarian Mine Action

Second Edition

UNMAS Colombia

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS Somalia

The United Nations Mine Action Service Program in Somalia


Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères et de petit calibre en République centrafricaine (RCA)

IED Resource Library

Resources compiled by the UNMAS IED Threat Mitigation Advisory Team

UNMAS Territory of Western Sahara

United Nations Mine Action Service


International Committee of the Red Cross


Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery

at James Madison University

UNMAS Afghanistan

United Nations Mine Action Service

Peaceland Foundation

A Chinese NGO Working on Mine Clearance and Humanitarian Emergency Aid in Cambodia and Other Regions

ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center

Promoting regional cooperation in humanitarian demining

Humanity & Inclusion (HI)

Armed Violence Reduction - promoting comprehensive, inclusive, conflict sensitive and innovative responses



Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Mine Action

By the ISU, HI, ASNU, IFRC and the Dutch Presidency of the APMBC