Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction are those actions which lessen the probability and/or severity of physical injury to people, property or the environment. Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction can be achieved by physical measures such as clearance, fencing or marking, or through behavioural changes brought about by risk education.
The Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction training programme is prepared in accordance with the relevant international humanitarian Mine Action standards.
The training programme aims focus on:
The training programme content among others entails:
The training programme includes one course provided in two languages, namely for Russian and for Tajik/Dari speaking groups of participants.
The training aims to enhance national capacities in Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction operations for the interested states in Central Asia, including Afghanistan in accordance with international standards.
The specific objectives of the Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction training programme are:
The target group of the training programme are professionals/experts from the interested OSCE participating States in Central Asia and Afghanistan serving in the military and security sector as well as in humanitarian Mine Action institutions.
The targeted institutions are relevant departments/units within the national authorities such as OSCE CA FO and all other OSCE Offices, Ministries of Defence, Border Troops, Ministries of Internal Affairs, Ministries / Agencies of Emergency Situations, National Mine Action Centres, NGOs and INGOs.
Trainings are delivered by qualified and recognized training institutions and/or professionals with the certified Explosive Hazards Awareness and Reduction training programmes in accordance with the international humanitarian Mine Action standards in partnership with the OSCE POiD. The latter will supplement the training institution(s) by its own training capability, if needed.
The trainings are carried out at the premises of the Ministry of Defence of Tajikistan, namely Engineering-Maintenance Regiment in Dushanbe and the Field training centre of the Military Institute in Lyaur Chimteppa.