Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is the detection, identification, evaluation, render safe, recovery and disposal of Explosive Ordnance. The EOD training programme includes altogether five consecutive courses beginning with the EOD Level 1 and ending with two specializations in EOD Level 3+.Read More
Explosive Hazards (EH) Awareness and Reduction are those actions which lessen the probability and/or severity of physical injury to people, property or the environment. The EH Awareness and Reduction course focuses on providing adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes to facilitate understanding and behaviour changes of people (target groups) at risk.Read More
The Training-of-Trainers (ToT) course is designed to prepare instructors from Central Asia and Afghanistan to deliver Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction Courses on a national and international level. The ToT is intended to equip prospective instructors with the understanding of specific training methods and methodologies for training adults as well as how to design, deliver, evaluate and follow-up training event.Read More
Tajikistan’s landmine legacy largely stems from Russian defenses to prevent border crossings by Afghan militants and narcotics traffickers. Landmines and UXO from the 1992–1997 civil war also impede the socioeconomic development of Tajikistan’s central Rasht Valley Region and limit access to valuable agricultural land. Uzbekistan has emplaced mines along Tajikistan’s northern and western borders, some of which have spilled into non-delimited border areas. Furthermore, as a result of years of regional conflict and a porous border with Afghanistan, Tajikistan has amassed large quantities of SA/LW and munitions that are poorly secured and threaten both national and regional security.
Best practices in reducing and responding to the threat of explosive hazards was the focus of an OSCE-supported three-day visit by a delegation from three Central Asian countries to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which concluded on 19 November 2015.
During the visit, which was jointly facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and the OSCE Mission to BiH, 14 representatives of the national armed forces, the national mine action authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan exchanged their experience with colleagues from BiH and discussed issues related to peace-keeping operations.