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ANAMA’S PRESENTATION AT THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MINE ACTION NATIONAL PROGRAMME DIRECTORS AND UNITED NATIONS ADVISORS

ANAMA Director Mr. Gazanfar Ahmadov and Operations Officer Mr. Tural Mammadzade participated at the 19th International Meeting of National Mine Action Directors and UN Advisors, held in Geneva, Switzerland.

This meeting brought together officials from mine-affected countries, as well representatives from the United Nations, national and international NGOs, commercial companies and donors.

The regular meeting being organized by United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action (IACG-MA) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) held in Geneva from 16-19 February 2016.

During the meeting Mr.Gazanfar Ahmadov delivered the presentation “Advocating for Mine Action to Government of Azerbaijan” which reflected the way towards integrating Mine Action into the Government priorities that was achieved as a result of different target oriented activities aimed at doing so. It demonstrated how Mine Action in Azerbaijan that started with minor national capacities was fully supported by the Government of Azerbaijan where the total budget for Humanitarian Demining Activities is funded from the state budget. The key element in the advocacy process of the Mine Action to the Government was linking it to the overall socio-economic development plans as well to a broader context to accelerate the reconstruction of war affected territories.