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ERW Clearance, NPA, Norwegian People's Aid, HMA, Humanitarian Mine Action, Ethiopia, Ted Paterson, GICHD
EMAO (Ethiopian Mine Action Office) is a large demining organisation, with growing capabilities, that has performed increasingly well since its establishment. Its demining operations have made a substantial contribution to the resettlement and rehabilitation efforts in the war-affected districts (woredas) of Tigray and Afar, delivering significant socio-economic benefits for those regions and promoting Ethiopia's post-war recovery. NPA assistance is well targeted and relevant to EMAO's existing and future needs. While NPA has experienced some start-up problems, it has been able to manage these to control slippage. It seems likely that the project will achieve its principal objectives by the end of 2007. A question that is not yet fully resolved, however, is how to adapt the TIA model to meet Ethiopia's requirements.