Regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction course in Tashkent on 19 May 2023
Twenty specialists and practitioners of the military, law enforcement, and security services from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan completed a five-day Regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction course in Tashkent on 19 May 2023. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe organized the event in close co-operation with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and with the support of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Defence.
The activity aimed to develop the competencies and enhance the qualifications of military personnel from Central Asia in Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), and Gender, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (GDEI) in Mine Action. Four international experts from the United Kingdom and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining delivered the course per International Mine Action Standards.The closing ceremony was attended by representatives from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Defence, the Office of Military Cooperation of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. The course was financially supported by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs/Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, and the governments of Germany and Switzerland.