Virtual launch: Standardising Beneficiary Definitions, Second Version
Who benefits directly or indirectly from explosive ordnance risk education, land release, victim assistance and explosive ordnance disposal? A suggestion to come up with global definitions.
Date: 24 November 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 CET
Hosted by: DanChurchAid/DCA, Danish Demining Group/DDG, Fédération Suisse de Déminage/FSD, The HALO Trust, Humanity and Inclusion/HI, Mines Advisory Group/MAG, and Norwegian People’s Aid/NPA.
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Standardising Beneficiary Definitions, Second Version
The guide is an effort to establish common definitions of beneficiaries of mine action activities, drawing from best practices in mine action programmes worldwide. Emphasis has been given to gender, age and disability and new sections are included relating to victim assistance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).
The initial 2016 sections on risk education and land release were thoroughly reviewed and terminology updated to reflect latest developments. Extensive consultations for this guide were made with Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The objectives of this event are:
- To inform a broad range of mine action stakeholders about the second version of the guide Standardising Beneficiary Definitions (SBD)
- To generate interest specifically among National Mine Action Authorities and donors to standardise the way HMA beneficiaries are defined and counted
- To provide concrete examples demonstrating how the SBD 2.0 can be implemented, as well as information on plans to provide localised support
- To inspire national authorities, donors, civil society, UN, GICHD, operators and other relevant actors to adopt and embrace SBD 2.0.