Zimbabwe

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    31 December 2025

  • Performance

    Very Good

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of anti-personnel mine contamination (20% of overall score) 8
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 8
Gender (10% of overall score) 6
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 8
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 8
Land release system (20% of overall score) 8
Land release outputs and Article 5 compliance (20% of overall score) 9
Performance score 8.0

Key Developments

Zimbabwe exceeded its land release target for 2019 and increased its clearance output by 30% from the previous year due to increased capacity across all operators. All contaminated areas remaining in Zimbabwe are now confirmed hazardous areas (CHAs). There is strong national ownership and the mine action programme is effectively coordinated by the Zimbabwe Mine Action Centre (ZIMAC). The challenge for Zimbabwe in meeting its Article 5 deadline will be securing the requisite funding from donors in a country with significant competing social and economic hardships.


Recommendations for Action

  • ZIMAC should increase efforts to secure additional national and international funding to meet its 2025 clearance completion deadline. Greater links between mine action and development, along with enhanced cooperation among government ministries, would assist this endeavour.
  • Increased resources should be allocated to ZIMAC to enable it to effectively manage a fast-growing national mine action programme.
  • Zimbabwe should elaborate a gender and diversity policy and implementation plan for mine action.
  • Zimbabwe should review “missed mine drills” (MMDs) to establish a more effcient method of clearance and decrease the time spent on MMDs.

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