Mines Action Canada (MAC)
Paul Hannon is the Executive Director of Mines Action Canada (MAC), the Canadian member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. MAC is a coalition of Canadian development, faith, health, peace, relief, social justice, and disabled peoples’ support organizations. MAC has worked domestically and internationally to build government support for bans on landmines and cluster munitions.
Hannon became MAC’s Executive Director in July 1998 and represents MAC on the governance structure of the ICBL-CMC.
Hannon brought to the campaign 15 years of experience with the Canadian development sector including working and consulting with Africa Emergency Aid, AlterNET Communications, Canadian Council for International Cooperation, International Development Research Centre, Mozambique Task Force, Oxfam Canada, the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Fund , and Partnership Africa Canada. He has also worked for the Canadian federal government and a major Canadian financial institution.
In 2002 he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Location: Ottawa, Canada