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The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) organized a Study Validation Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender Equality and Inclusion in Mine Action on 28-29 November at Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop also presented ongoing progress on the development and validated the findings of an upcoming study on the mine action sector’s approach towards monitoring and evaluation of gender and diversity across ASEAN countries mine action programmes. The workshop was organized to ensure that findings and recommendations presented in the draft version of the study are fit for the purpose of supporting mine action entities in their efforts to enhance gender equality and inclusion.
The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) was commissioned to develop and write the study. The workshop is one of the deliverables under the project “Strengthen Gender Equality and Empowerment in Mine Action in the Mine/ETW affected ASEAN Member States” which is funded by the Government of Italy through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo).
Over 30 participants from national mine action authorities, national and international demining operators attended the hybrid event.