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Centers and Organizations, Sri Lanka, strategy, GICHD
This national mine action strategy was developed with the active participation of all relevant stakeholders in Sri Lanka’s mine action programme, including:
• representatives from the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL);
• Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian Demining Units (SLA HDUs);
• national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and
• civil society organisations.
The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) assisted with facilitating a four-day strategy and prioritisation workshop in Colombo in June 2015, bringing all key stakeholders together. The strategy is based on information gathered during that workshop as well as on follow-on meetings and discussions on specific topics.
The GICHD further conducted a follow-on mission to Sri Lanka in October 2015, to meet with stakeholders, gather additional information and finalise certain sections of the strategy. The participant list, workshop programme and a list of meetings during the October mission are available in Annexes I, II and III. As part of the June 2015 strategic planning exercise, workshop participants carried out a; ‘strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats’ (SWOT) analysis. The results from this exercise are available in Annex IV.