Contribution to the ICRC Mine Action Appeal 2012

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 350.000,00Project start: 01.01.2012End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

Preventive mine action is an integral part of ICRC field operations, which aim

to protect and assist all victims of conflict. In 2012, the ICRC will pursue its

preventive mine-action activities around the world, focusing on countries

where the threat of mines/ERW is greatest, particularly those caught up in or

emerging from armed conflict. As a result of its multidisciplinary approach to

reducing the impact of weapon contamination, most preventive mine-action

activities are implemented as part of the various ICRC programmes such as

protection, economic security, and water and habitat.

In order to support the ICRC in continuing these large scale

humanitarian activities on behalf of the conflict victims, the Austrian Government has decided to make available this contribution to the ICRC Mine Action Appeal 2012, earmarked specifically for the ICRC Mine Action activities in Ethiopia.

project number2676-03/2011
source of fundingOEZA
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.