The Lebanon Mine Action Authority (LMAA) is a legislative body established in 1998 by the Lebanese Council of Ministers to enhance and facilitate coordination among different ministries in matters relating to mine action. Its main project, the National Mine Action Program (LNMAP), is executed and coordinated by the Lebanon Mine Action Centre (LMAC), part of the Lebanese Armed Forces. The LMAC is staffed with army personnel assigned to the mine action program.
The LMAA’s mission is to manage mine action activities (demining, MRE, VA, Advocacy) in Lebanon and to ensure the provision of administrative and logistical support to facilitate the work of all mine action organisations working in Lebanon. Its main activities are as follows:
- Tasks the demining teams
- Ensures Quality Assurance and Quality control
- Chairs the Two National Steering Committees on MRE and Mine VA
- Manages database using IMSMANG software
- Mobilises resources and provides cooperation and technical assistance to affected states
The ultimate goal of the LMAA is securing a country where civilians can walk freely without the fear of stepping on a mine, children can play without mistaking an sub-munition for a toy, and communities do not bear the social and economic impact of mines/ERW for decades to come.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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