The people

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor is the knowledge leader on the landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants issues in large part due to the strength of its global research network.

Researchers gather information on the ground in their country or area – information that in many cases could not be gathered remotely. These researchers are drawn from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC)’s campaigning coalition and from other elements of civil society, including journalists, academics, and research institutions.*

The Americas

Paul Hannon (Canada), Mark Hiznay (United States), Jesús Martínez (El Salvador), Camilo Ernesto Serna Villegas (Colombia)

East and South Asia & the Pacific

Vidya Abhayagunawardena (Sri Lanka), Purna Shova Chitrakar (Nepal), Denise Coghlan (Cambodia), Raza Shah Khan (Pakistan), Islam Mohammadi (Afghanistan), Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan (Myanmar/Burma), Jjuya Kim (Korea, South) 

Europe, the Caucasus & Central Asia

Marija Breber (Croatia), Muteber Öğreten (Turkey), Jelena Vicentic (Serbia)  

Middle East & North Africa

Farzana Mursal Alizada (Iran), Gaici Nah Bachir (Western Sahara), Aisha Saeed Nalya Mohamed (Yemen), Jennifer Reeves (Libya, Syria), Ayman Sorour (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabis, United Arab Emirates)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Dahir Abdirahman (Somalia), Geoffrey Duke (South Sudan), Mamady Gassama (Senegal), Bekele Gonfa (Ethiopia), Ania Kudarewska (Angola), Francky Miantuala (Congo, Democratic Republic of), Margaret Arach Orech (Uganda), Ayman Sorour (Mauritania) 


*The Monitor acknowledges the contributions of the Mine Action Review(, which has conducted the primary mine action research in 2018 and shared all its country-level landmine reports (from“Clearing the Mines 2018”) and country-level cluster munition reports (from “Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2018”) with the Monitor. The Monitor is responsible for the findings presented online and in its print publications.