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Review of Embassy Hanoi's support to Humanitarian Mine Action
Ireland through its Embassy in Hanoi has been supporting landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance in South East Asia since 1998, with an ongoing programme in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. The most recent independent evaluation of the Embassy’s engagement in the sector was conducted in 2015. The review noted that all programmes reviewed were proceeding according to approved workplans and achieving jointly agreed outputs. Evidence of broader development impact on the lives and livelihoods of beneficiaries was significant. The review recommended that Ireland should continue to support mine and UXO clearance in Southeast Asia, with greater engagement in technical and capacity support to grantees and regulatory agencies.
In line with the recommendations of the evaluation, Ireland has continued to support work in this sector during the period 2017–2020 with over €5 million allocated to support humanitarian mine action (HMA) in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam and more recently to mine risk education. The programmes have been implemented by the HALO Trust, UXO Lao, Mines Advisory Group (MAG), and Project RENEW respectively.
In consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland and other stakeholders, the Embassy will develop a new Strategy to guide its actions in the Mekong Sub Region for the period 2022-2026. The Strategy inter alia, will consider whether and to what extent Ireland should maintain a development cooperation programme and if so, consider which areas of activity should be prioritised.
To coincide with the development of the new 2022-2026 Mission Strategy, the Embassy intends to carry out an independent review of its support to Humanitarian Mine Action in the period 2017 – 2020. The purpose of the review is to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes over the period, to draw conclusions on whether continued support over the period of the next Strategy would be warranted and if so, to make recommendations on the potential shape and mechanisms for delivery of such support. For more information please see the Terms of Reference linked below.