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Abstract

Remember when you washed cars with your classmates to raise money for a band trip? Or perhaps your children sell wrapping paper to raise funds for their schools. These, and a variety of other fundraising techniques, from the simple to the sophisticated, are being used across the United States and around the world to raise awareness and generate resources for humanitarian mine action. The U.S. Department of State’s Public-Private Partnership Program seeks to harness the power and creativity of individuals, civil society and the private sector to address the harmful effects of landmines, as well as unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war. Recognizing just what can be accomplished when people decide to take action, we help organizations increase their exposure and amplify their message. In the process, the Partnership Program has become one of the State Department’s most successful initiatives for engaging the private sector and unleashing the “power of the people.”

 

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