First group of Explosive Ordnance Disposal instructors trained with OSCE support in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 3 June 2015 – An eight-day regional training course for a Tajik-Dari speaking group of students on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 concluded in Dushanbe today. The course was facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, and marks the first graduation of training instructors in the region certified according to international mine action standards.

Sixteen students – predominantly from national armed forces, but also the national Mine Action co-ordination authorities and supporting agencies from Tajikistan and Afghanistan completed the course.

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First OSCE-supported Regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction Course completed in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 3 April 2015 – The first five-day regional Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction course facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan concluded in Dushanbe today.

Twenty students – predominantly from the national armed forces of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - attended the training course. It marks the continuation of a comprehensive two-year train-the-trainer programme implemented in accordance with the international mine action standards (IMAS).

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OSCE-supports regional EOD course for specialists from Central Asia and Afghanistan

DUSHANBE, 24 October 2014 – A two-week regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) course for Russian and Tajik-Dari speaking groups facilitated by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan concluded in Dushanbe today.

The Level 2 course was conducted from 13 to17 October and from 20 to 24 October 2014, and was a follow-up to the EOD Level 1 course, which attracted the interests of other countries in the region. In total 40 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and newly-joined participants from Armenia studied basic concepts of EOD,and were also introduced to the main topics of EOD Level 2 such as safety precautions, the general rules of explosive ordnance identification and the main techniques on the final disposal of ordnance.

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To Walk the Earth in Safety (2014)

"The 13th edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety describes the programs and partnerships that comprise the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Program. Since 1993, the U.S. has led the international donor community in reducing the harmful effects of poorly secured, unstable or illegally traded conventional weapons of war.  

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