A five-day OSCE regional course, Introduction to Humanitarian Mine Action Systems, started on 1 April 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The course, jointly organized by Kazakhstan’s Defence Ministry, the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, gathered 31 military and civilian experts from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The event provides a platform to enhance awareness of and skills for the safe, effective and efficient establishment of Humanitarian Mine Action Systems.
A five-day regional course, Introduction to Improvised Explosive Devices (I-IED), organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in the framework of the Integrated Co-operation on Explosive Hazards Programme concluded on 30 November 2018 in Dushanbe.
The course was hosted by Tajikistan’s Defence Ministry and facilitated by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in partnership with the United States Army Central (USARCENT).
The Introduction to IED (I-IED) Regional Course is taking place at the OSCE-POiD's premises, 26-30 November 2018.
OSCE POiD, Mine Action Unit, the Integrated Co-operation on Explosive Hazards Programme has a role of a training manager, US ARMY CENTRAL (USARCENT) ), led by Chief Greg Niles, has a role of a training partner and MoD RT has a role of a training host.
There are 28 participants: 3 from Afghanistan (MIA and UNMAS), 2 from Kazakhstan (MoD), 2 from Kyrgyzstan (MoD) and 21 from Tajikistan (OSCE-POiD SALW, TNMAC, National Guard, the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence, MoD, Border Troops, Union of Sappers in Tajikistan and NPA Tajikistan).
A visit of Christopher Wurzel, the Director of the Office of Resource Management at the U.S. Mission to the OSCE in Vienna was held on 8-9 November, 2018.
The purpose of the visit was to monitor all U.S funded ExB projects that OSCE manages. OSCE POID De-mining team gave him a briefing about the U.S demining contribution and payed a visit to the construction site in Chimteppa.