Build Civil Society
Many mine action organizations in affected countries are severely under-resourced. Deploying Young Professionals is an important vehicle to ensure civil society capacity in the mine action sector is sustained and enhanced so that we can finish the job. Historically, our Young Professionals have gone on to become active and engaged leaders in landmines and other social justice movements - solidifying the next generation of engaged civil society.
Your gift will fund one day of a four-day mine action training for a Canadian Young Professional before deployment to an under-resourced campaign or mine action organization partner in a mine-affected country. Young Professionals will volunteer as interns with partners for 5-6 months as a means to help support local activities - whether its providing support to landmine survivors; providing mine risk education; documenting the mine situation; or advocating to ensure government policies are consistent with Mine Ban Treaty goals.