Landmine Impact Survey Data and Planning for Reconstruction

Bob Eaton, Survey Action Center


UNMACA asked SAC to visit Kabul in the middle of January at the same time that the Final Report of the Landmine Impact Survey for Afghanistan (LISA) was being written. The purpose of the visit was to determine if it was possible to collect and analyze data, particularly in the field of reconstruction/infrastructure planning. With the data UNMACA would then be in a position at the time of its strategy revision in late February to match the wealth of new data supplied by LISA with planning for this important and growing sector in Afghanistan.

With the information that was made available during the eight days of this consultancy SAC has designed a rough approach to analysis that provides a range of potential mine action requirements for each infrastructure project. The approach is general and broad but can be narrowed and made more precise as better planning data becomes available.