Contribution to Ban Advocates 2010

Contract partner: Handicap International - Belgium Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 30.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2010 End: 31.03.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

The "Ban Advocates" form a unique group of individuals affected by cluster munitions who have been working together to free the world from cluster munitions.

The overall goal of the Ban Advocates Initiative thus is to promote the "Convention of Cluster Munitions" by involving and empowering people from affected communities as advocates. (The Convention was enacted in December 2008 and by November 2009, 103 countries had signed and 24 had ratified the Convention).

The objectives of the Ban Advocates Initiative include:

- to ensure and sustain the participation of the Ban Advocates in international events and conferences promoting the signature, ratification and implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions;

- to continue to develop Ban Advocates' skills, in particular language and advocacy skills;

- to support interested Ban Advocates in their data collection efforts;

- to sustain the participation of women and young people in the Ban Advocates initiative;

- to provide a support network for individuals from affected communities to share experiences and knowledge;

- to collect and disseminate information strategically on the global human impact of cluster munitions.

project number 2083-02/2010
source of funding OEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.