The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe started a capacity-building training course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal for 16 mid-to-senior ranking officers of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), Border Troops, the National Mine Action Centre, Norwegian Peoples Aid and the Union of Sappers of Tajikistan on 13 October 2020 in Dushanbe.
The 18-day training course will address explosive hazards issues in the regional context via enhanced and continuous regional co-ordination and dialogue as well as technical training courses and capacity -building for the MoD and other military agencies in Central Asia, Afghanistan and other interested participating States. Due to the current travel restrictions, only Tajik citizens will physically attend the course.
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence RT conducted course on Introduction to Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) in accordance with the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG).
The ICExH project has completed its distance learning course on TOT/EOD lev1 conducted by the REHTC Officers in Chimteppa during the outbreak.
This course was not initially planned as a self-education programme, but project`s National training officers continuied the capacity building of the REHTC instructors and fully covered all the materails with practical classes during the period April-May 2020 remotely.
On 13 January 2020, the project initiated a series of capacity building trainings for the staff of Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre (REHTC) of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence. The trainings are focused on level 1 of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and conducted by two national training officers. The planned activity is carried out in premises of REHTC.
The training will be conducted until August 2020 and shall cover all aspects of EOD process; in frames of the activity, a separate training for trainers (ToT) course shall be proposed to the course participants.