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04 Aug
Workshop on Strengthening a strategic approach to address the rights and needs of mine/ERW survivors

Workshop on Strengthening a strategic approach to address the rights and needs of mine/ERW survivors

On 4-5 August, ARMAC staff participated in a 2- day workshop on “Strengthening a strategic approach to address the rights and needs of mine/ERW survivors, affected families and persons with disabilities in Cambodia” which was organized by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority. The workshop showcased current policies and programs, challenges, and recommendations to improve the delivery of victim assistance in Cambodia.

ARMAC supports strategic framework initiated by the relevant national stakeholders to ensure mine/ERW victims are given equal opportunities to access essential services.

03 Aug
Workshop on Gender Equality and Inclusion

Workshop on Gender Equality and Inclusion

On 2-3 August, ARMAC staff participated in a 2-day workshop organized by the Cambodian Mine Action Authority and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining. The workshop aimed to strengthen the participants’ ability to mainstream gender and diversity considerations in their work. The workshop discussed concepts of gender norms and diversity in Cambodia, gender-age-disability data, and safeguarding awareness.

ARMAC supports an inclusive workplace and environment where women, men are given equal opportunities.

22 Jul
Psychosocial Support Training

Psychosocial Support Training

23 June to 21 July 2022 – Online Psychosocial Support Training Course

In collaboration with the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), academic institutions, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) through its Victim Assistance (VA) Project had successfully completed the four remaining sessions of the first online Psychosocial Support Training Course.  The last session was held on 21 July and students had an opportunity to discuss “Addiction”.

Dr. Evelyn Boon, SingHealth’s Senior Principal Psychologist, and trauma expert once again led the technical facilitation for the session.

08 Jul
National Consultative Meetings. The Establishment of Regional Victim Assistance Network

National Consultative Meetings. The Establishment of Regional Victim Assistance Network

Nay Pyi Taw, 8 July 2022:

On 8 July 2022, the project, “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States” with the theme to support the establishment of regional ERW Victim Assistance Regional Network supported by ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), in collaboration with the General of Department of Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar co-hosted the hybrid National Consultative Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The Meeting is the third planned national consultative meetings to promote the establishment of the Regional Victim Assistance Network, following the first three that had earlier been held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Hanoi, Viet Nam and Bangkok, Thailand respectively.

The participants shared knowledge and best practices on victim services implementation in the country as well as the establishment of the Regional VAN through the lens of the International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) 13.10, and integrated approach to victim assistance and voice of victims.

The Meeting was led by the Executive Director of ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth and Mr. Aung Kyaw Moe, Director General of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of the Republic of Union of Myanmar. Attending as the Guest of Honor to the Opening of the National Consultative Meeting were the Union Minister and Deputy Union Minister of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement of the Republic of Union of Myanmar, Her Excellency Dr. Thet Thet Khine and H.E. Mr. U Aung Tun Khaing, together with permanent secretaries and DGs from other relevant ministries.

The meeting brought together over 60 participants in-person and online from all relevant national and international networks and stakeholders (including EO survivors/victims) working with and/or supporting the victim of EO and other persons with disabilities.

05 Jul
ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

Hanoi, Viet Nam

On the 5th of July, ARMAC held its strategy stakeholder meeting in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The meeting drew representatives from over 8 government and non-government organizations to provide inputs into the preparation of ARMAC’s first five-year strategic plan.

The meeting is the third of a series of workshops that will encompass stakeholders across mine-affected AMSs. A special session meeting is taking place on 11 July where the outcome from the country consultations will be one of the key points to be discussed.

The goal of ARMAC is to reduce the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war throughout the region through enhanced awareness in communities, victim assistance, and the sharing of knowledge amongst AMSs.

30 Jun
ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

Bangkok, Thailand

On the 30th of June, ARMAC held its second strategy stakeholder meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop drew representatives from over 10 government and non-government organizations to provide inputs into the preparation of ARMAC’s first five-year strategic plan.

The meeting is the second of a series of workshops that will encompass stakeholders across mine-affected AMSs. The next workshop will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam during the first week of July. The goal of ARMAC is to reduce the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war throughout the region through enhanced awareness in communities, victim assistance, and the sharing of knowledge amongst AMSs.

29 Jun
National Consultative Meetings. The Establishment of Regional Victim Assistance Network

National Consultative Meetings. The Establishment of Regional Victim Assistance Network

Bangkok, Thailand

On 29 June 2022, under the project “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States” supported by ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), in collaboration with the General of Department of Empowerment for Persons with Disability of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of the Kingdom of Thailand co-hosted the hybrid National Consultative Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The Meeting is the third planned national consultative meetings to promote the establishment of the Regional Victim Assistance Network, following the first and the second that had been held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Hanoi, Viet Nam respectively earlier during the year.

The participants shared knowledge and best practices on victim services implementation in the country as well as the establishment of the Regional VAN through the lens of the International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) 13.10, and integrated approach to victim assistance and voice of victims.

The Meeting was led by the Executive Director of ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center, Mr. Prum Suonpraseth and Ms. Saranpat Anumatrajkit, Director General of Department of Empowerment for Persons with Disability of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of the Kingdom of Thailand. Mr. Jeon Joyoung, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand was the guests of honors delivering the remarks.

The meeting brought together over 35 participants in-person and online from all relevant national and international networks and stakeholders (including EO survivors/victims) working with and/or supporting the victim of EO and other persons with disabilities.

16 Jun
Regional Workshop on Residual Risk Management Frameworks for Southeast Asia

Regional Workshop on Residual Risk Management Frameworks for Southeast Asia

From June 14th to 16th, as part of its ongoing collaboration, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) along with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) hosted a conference on residual risk management. The goal of the 3-day workshop was to provide a regional platform to management of residual contamination. The conference was a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and a step towards establishing a standard for risk management among ASEAN states.

13 Jun
Regional Workshop on Residual Risk Management Frameworks for Southeast Asia

Regional Workshop on Residual Risk Management Frameworks for Southeast Asia

From June 14th to 16th, ARMAC and Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) will be hosting a regional workshop on residual risk management frameworks for Southeast Asia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The purpose of the event is to develop frameworks to mitigate and properly respond to the risks associated with mine action, including waste, contamination, and explosive ordnance. Representatives from ASEAN governments, donors and UNDP, international organizations have been invited. Residual risk management is an essential component of a safe and effective mine action sector. This event will serve as a great opportunity for knowledge sharing and a step towards establishing a standard for risk management among ASEAN states.

 

 

 

07 Jun
ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

ARMAC Strategy Stakeholder Workshop

On the 7th of June, ARMAC held its inaugural strategy stakeholder meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop drew representatives from over 15 government and non-government organizations to provide input into the preparation of ARMAC’s first five-year strategic plan.

The meeting is the first of a series of workshops that will encompass stakeholders across mine-affected ASEAN Member States (AMSs). The next workshop will be held in Thailand at the end of the month followed by Viet Nam in early July. The goal of ARMAC is to reduce the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war throughout the region through enhanced awareness in communities, victim assistance, and the sharing of knowledge amongst AMSs.