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Acknowledgments, Landmine Monitor Report 2005


A broad-based network of individuals, campaigns and organizations produced this seventh annual Landmine Monitor report. It was assembled by a dedicated team of research coordinators and editors, with the support of a significant number of donors.

This report contains country updates written by 77 Landmine Monitor researchers from 72 countries, selected by the Landmine Monitor Editorial Board with input from research coordinators. The researchers are cited separately in the List of Contributors. Landmine Monitor is grateful to everyone who contributed research to this report, especially those who provided updated reports at their own cost. We wish to thank the scores of individuals, campaigns, non-governmental and international organizations, mine action practitioners, and governments who provided us with essential information.

We are grateful to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) staff and the ICBL Working Group chairs for providing the ICBL entry and for their continued and crucial assistance in the release, distribution and promotion of the annual Landmine Monitor reports and fact sheets.

We would like to thank the United Nations agencies, regional organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations that submitted the reports on their activities that are included in the appendices to this report. These contributing entities do not necessarily endorse the rest of the Landmine Monitor Report 2005 and they are in no way responsible for other material contained in this report. Likewise, Landmine Monitor does not necessarily approve of, nor does it take responsibility for the accuracy of, material included in the appendices.

Responsibility for the coordination of Landmine Monitor’s reporting network lies with the four Editorial Board organizations: Mines Action Canada (Paul Hannon, Jackie Hansen and Ian Doucet) manages Landmine Monitor’s production and editing; Handicap International Belgium (Stan Brabant and Sheree Bailey) coordinates research on mine risk education and survivor assistance; Human Rights Watch (Stephen Goose and Mary Wareham) is responsible for ban policy; and Norwegian People’s Aid (Sara Sekkenes) coordinates research on mine action.

Research Specialists and Thematic Research Coordinators undertook initial country report edits for Landmine Monitor Report 2005 from May to September 2005. Thematic Research Coordinators edited country updates for Landmine Monitor Report 2005 led by five principal editors: Stephen Goose (ban policy), Stuart Maslen and Sara Sekkenes (mine action), Andy Wheatley (mine risk education), and Sheree Bailey (survivor assistance). Mark Hiznay, Mary Wareham and Kate Carman (ban policy); Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan (non-state armed groups); Wenche Brenden and Melissa Sabatier (mine action); and Katleen Maes and Laurence Cote (survivor assistance), provided editing support, with assistance from Human Rights Watch interns (ban policy), Maria Fe Villena (non-state armed groups), Peter Sundberg and Karolina Guay (mine action), and Janecke Wille (survivor assistance).

Ian Doucet (Final Editor) provided final editing from July to September 2005 with assistance from Maureen Hollingworth (Editing Consultant), Jackie Hansen (Project Manager), and Taryn Burul (Project Support Officer). Charlie Avendaño, Alicia Berthiaume, Sujin Chan, Rebecca Cohn, Paul Hannon, Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan and Michael Warren of Mines Action Canada provided proof-reading support.

Jackie Hansen served as Project Manager for report production. Taryn Burul and Kate Carman formatted the report. Mines Action Canada was responsible for the printing of Landmine Monitor Report 2005. Vision WT provided the online version of the report at www.icbl.org/lm/2005. Rafael Jiménez and Glenn Ruga provided design. Jasmine Desclaux-Salachas and Michael S. Miller provided maps for the report and its Executive Summary. Digital Interactive produced the CD-Rom version of the report. Many individuals and organizations responded promptly and generously to our call for photographs for inclusion in the Executive Summary.

Two meetings were held to facilitate research and production for this report in Ottawa, Canada from 7-9 February 2005 and in Brussels, Belgium from 4-5 April 2005. We are grateful to Mines Action Canada and Handicap International for hosting these meetings.

Last, but never least, we extend our gratitude to Landmine Monitor donors and supporters. Landmine Monitor’s contributors are in no way responsible for, and do not necessarily endorse, the material contained in this report. It was only possible to carry out this work with the aid of grants from:

  • Government of Australia
  • Government of Austria
  • Government of Belgium
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Cyprus
  • Government of Denmark
  • Government of France
  • Government of Germany
  • Government of Greece
  • Government of Ireland
  • Government of Italy
  • Government of Luxembourg
  • Government of the Netherlands
  • Government of New Zealand
  • Government of Norway
  • Government of Sweden
  • Government of Switzerland
  • Government of Turkey
  • Government of the United Kingdom
  • European Commission
  • Holy See

We also thank the donors who have contributed to the individual members of the Landmine Monitor Editorial Board and other participating organizations.