Call for researchers Landmine Monitor Report 2000
14 July 1999
Please find enclosed:
- Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Executive Summary (also available in Arabic, French, Portugese, Russian and Spanish)
- Research Application Form for Landmine Monitor Report 2000 (note: deadline of 23 August 1999)
- Landmine Monitor Report 2000 Production Schedule
- Landmine Monitor Report 1999 Evaluation Form (for LM 1999 researchers only)
The purpose of this package of information is to encourage YOU to put forward an application for the second report of the Landmine Monitor initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Please consider applying to take responsibility for one or more country or thematic reports that will form the basis for the next Landmine Monitor Report.
The annual report is the main product of the Landmine Monitor initiative, although other papers and reports may also emerge. The first 1,100-page report, Landmine Monitor 1999: Toward a Mine- Free World, was released at the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999, along with a 49-page Executive Summary. The second report and summary will be released at the second meeting in September 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland. Like the first report, the second report will contain information on every country of the world, but primarily updated information, not repeating all the material contained in LM Report 1999. The country report research should also review and analyze information provided by States Parties under Article 7 of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (a.k.a. Ottawa Convention).
With additional time the Landmine Monitor Core Group hopes that more field-based research and longer-term research projects will be possible for this second report. We also encourage applications for more extensive and focused thematic research, such as on mine action funding, capacities, technologies, and research and development, use of demined land, victim assistance data collection systems, non-state actors, and weapons with antipersonnel mine effects.
Once you have read through these materials, if you want to participate in Landmine Monitor by providing research on a country or a group of countries, or on a specific thematic topic, please fill out the Research Application Form and return it, with attachments if necessary, to the Landmine Monitor mailing address listed at the end of this letter. If you wish to assist but not to carry out the actual research then pass this package on to your research contacts or to others in your organization, either in your head office or in the field. Please return the form to us by mail, by fax, by email or by all of the above! The deadline is 23 Au gust 1999 and if you miss this deadline you may still make an application but we are not certain we will be able to provide funding should this be required.
Please specify in the Research Application Form if you require funding to enable you to collect data and carry out the necessary research and writing. The grants will either be small (approx. $500 - $2000.00) or large (approx. $5000.00) for a country, a cluster of countries or a thematic area. Larger grants are intended for research in more than one country, for research in a country that is deemed by the Core Group to require a serious amount of attention, or for field-based research and longer-term research projects, or for more extensive and focused thematic research.
The LM grant is intended for research - i.e. translating into English, data collection, analysis, writing, travel within the country/region, and researcher's time. It is not intended for equipment such as purchasing a fax or modem. For these needs, please contact the ICBL Coordinator Liz Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. The LM grant will be paid in two installments, one after grant notification and the other upon full completion of the country or thematic report in May 2000. If you want to contribute to Landmine Monitor but do not necessarily need the funding to do so, please fill out the Research Application Form! It will make our allocation of thematic and country tasks much easier to manage. The LM Core Group will meet in Lyon in early September to discuss the applications received and to make decisions on whom to allocate the fiscal grants to.
If you have any questions on any of the items included in this packet, or more generally on the Landmine Monitor initiative, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Landmine Monitor Core Group at the contact details listed below. Also conslut the Landmine Monitor section of the ICBL's web site: www.icbl.org/lm On behalf of the Core Group of Landmine Monitor, we look forward to receiving your Research Application.
Human Rights Watch
Handicap International (Thematic Coordinator on Victim Assistance, Regional Coordinator on Asia-Pacific). Contact Anne Capelle - email@example.com, Pauline Crick - firstname.lastname@example.org or Luciano Loiacono - lucianoHILYON@compuserve.com
Human Rights Watch (Thematic Coordinator on Ban Issues, Regional Coordinator Middle East/North Africa & CIS/Central Asia). Contact Steve Goose - email@example.com or Mary Wareham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya Coalition Against Landmines (Regional Coordinator on Africa) Contact Mereso Agina - email@example.com
Mines Action Canada (LM Database, Regional Coordinator on Americas) Contact Paul Hannon - firstname.lastname@example.org or Celina Tuttle - email@example.com
Norwegian People's Aid (Thematic Coordinator on Mine Action, Regional Coordinator on Europe) Contact Christian Ruge - firstname.lastname@example.org or Per Nergaard - email@example.com
RESEARCH APPLICATION FORM
Landmine Monitor Report 2000
This application form has to be completed by everybody applying to participate in the research for the second Landmine Monitor Annual Report regardless of whether you require research funding. Please complete this form and return it by the deadline of 23 AUGUST 1999 to the Landmine Monitor Core Group care of:
Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington DC 20009
If you choose to email in your application, please make sure that you receive confirmation that your application has been received. We are sorry but incomplete forms cannot be considered. Additional pages may be attached if necessary. THANK YOU for taking the time to fill this out and return it.
1. Name of Organization/Campaign/Individual:
2. Primary Contact Person/Primary Researcher:
3. Secondary Contact Person/Researcher:
4. Contact address:
7. Email and/or http:
8. Organization or Campaign Brief History: Include a detailed narrative describing your founding date, organizational structure and participating organizations, main goals and activities, highlights, staff and/or organizational qualifications, relevant experience or ability for carrying out the Research Project.
9. Country/Countries for Research Project: The second LM Report will contain information on every country of the world, but primarily updated information, not repeating all the material contained in LM 1999. There will be an opportunity for analysis of country reports submitted by States Parties under article 7 of the ban treaty. Please submit your research application and, if necessary funding request, accordingly.
10. Thematic Area for Research Project: The LM Core Group hopes to include more field-based research and longer term research projects in the second LM Report, including more extensive and focused thematic research, such as on mine action funding, capacities, technologies, and research and development, use of demined land, victim assistance data collection systems, non-state actors, and weapons with APM effects. Other research suggestions are welcome. Please submit your research application and, if necessary funding request, accordingly.
11. Research Project Goals, Objectives and Outline: Include a detailed narrative and timeline describing where and how you intend to conduct the research explaining all stages of the project according to the Production Schedule for the second LM Report. Estimate word length. Attach this section as a separate document if necessary.
12. Do you need a Funding Grant to conduct your research? If no, go to 14. The fiscal grants will either be small (approx. $500 - $2000.00) or large (approx. $5000.00) for a country, a cluster of countries or thematic research. Larger grants are intended for research in more than one country or research in a country that is deemed by the Core Group to require a serious amount of attention or for certain thematic research. Please specify how much you estimate you need to conduct your research according to this outline. The grant is intended for research - i.e. translating, data collection, analysis, writing, travel and researcher's time. It is not intended for equipment such as purchasing a fax or modem. For these needs, please apply for a Capacity Building Grant from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines by contacting ICBL Coordinator Liz Bernstein (firstname.lastname@example.org). The fiscal grant will be paid in two installments.
13. If Yes, Names/Positions of Individuals who accept financial and grant reporting responsibility. Include a short and simple Budget for your research project. A report on how the grant was spent is due 30 days after submission of the final research report.
14. Primary Contact Person Signature:
Landmine Monitor Report Y2K - Production Schedule
31 May-1 June: Core Group Meeting in Washington DC to evaluate the Landmine Monitor initiative to date and its first report.
July: Send out grant applications for Year Two
July: Send financial reports sent to all donors
23 August: Deadline for Grant Applications
early Sept: Core Group meeting in Lyon to decide on Grant Applications.
13-15 Sept: Landmine Monitor Fact Sheet on Mine Action prepared by Norwegian People's Aid for distribution to ISCE Mine Clearance in Geneva
15-17 Sept: Landmine Monitor Fact Sheet on Victim Assistance prepared by Handicap International for distribution to ISCE Mine Victim Assistance in Geneva
20 September: Inform Grant Applicants
October: Research Outline due to Regional Coordinator
October - January: First Installment: Wire or wait untill Brussels Regional meetings, CCW, training, research Dec. Progress report due to regional coordinator
9-10 Dec: LM Fact Sheet on Stockpile Destruction prepared by Human Rights Watch for distribution at ISCE Stockpile Destruction in Geneva
10-11 Jan. 2000: LM Fact Sheet on AP and AT Mines prepared by Human Rights Watch for distribution to ISCE General Operation of the Treaty in Geneva
31 January-2 February 2000: Researchers Meeting in Brussels. Bring first draft for comment.
Feb.-Mar.: Research and writing continues.
17 March: Polished draft due. Comments to researcher by regional and thematic coordinators. Researcher revises and finalizes draft report.
15-17 May: Researchers Meeting in The Hague. Peer review of final draft.
1 August: Printing Report & Executive Summary
11 September 2000: Release report to SMSP
Sign & Ratify the Treaty * Clear Mines * Help Survivors Note new address: Liz Bernstein International Campaign to Ban Landmines PO Box 401 Fergus, ON N1M 3E2 Canada Tel: +1 519 787 8043 Fax: +1 519 787 8058 email: email@example.com http://www.icbl.org
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