This book explores some of the successes (as well as the obstacles) of mine action in Southern Africa and draws lessons for the region and beyond. It focuses on the importance of national capacity building and the location of humanitarian mine action at the centre of development policies of mine-affected countries. With careful planning and community cooperation, mine action can be an effective instrument of development in the reconstruction of post-conflict societies.
Section One Improving mine action in Southern Africa
Chapter 1: Overview of the mine situation in Southern Africa
Chapter 2: The role of the Southern African Development Community in Regional mine action
Chapter 3: Mine action, resource mobilisation and national development: Assessing national policies
Chapter 4: Mine action, resource mobilisation and national development: assessing donor policies
Chapter 5: Recommendations to mine-affected countries in SADC and donors operation in SADC
Section Two Experiences in the region
Chapter 6: De-mining experiences and challenges in Angola
Chapter 7: Mozambique Landmine Impact Survey: Optimising mine action
Chapter 8: Communities in Southern Africa and landmines: Capacities, training and lessons learnt
Chapter 9: South Africa: Developing world-class enabling legislation through consultation
Annexure A: Mozambique Five-Year National Mine Action Plan 2002-2006
Annexure B: Turning words into actions: SADC, the Ottawa Convention and assistance to landmine survivors
Annexure C: Contact details of mine action organisations in SADC
Annexure D: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction
Chapter 5 has been translated into Portuguese for our Portuguese readers.
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