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A theory of change for the mine action sector

Itad is co-presenting with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Dutch MFA some of their work on mine action with the FCDO at a virtual Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention side event on 23 June.


Tom Gillhespy and Mayssa Daye are presenting on behalf of Itad, Joe Shapiro on behalf of FCDO and Lucas Daalhuisen on behalf of the Dutch MFA.

The event is part of Itad’s ongoing research for the FCDO aimed at increasing the strength of evidence across the mine action sector as part of the Global Mine Action Programme II (GMAP II) and will introduce a theory of change that cuts across individual programmes. The purpose is to highlight the interdependencies between different mine action programmes and identify where collaboration and coordination can maximise impact.

This event forms part of a sector-wide consultation and participants are invited to provide feedback to strengthen the theory of change and accompanying guidance.

The session will be run by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The side events are part of the Convention’s Intersessional Meetings taking place between 22-24 June.

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction is the cornerstone of the international effort to end the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines. To date, 164 States have formally agreed to be bound by the Convention.


Find out more about GMAP II.

Contact Tom Gillhespy ( if you would like to learn more about our mine action work.


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