A ten-day OSCE regional course for 26 military and civilian experts entitled ‘Becoming an Intelligent Customer for Safe Demilitarization Operations’ ended on 25 October 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Participants from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan had an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills for adhering to international guidelines and best practices for the safe, effective and efficient demilitarization of conventional ammunition and explosives.
The theoretical part of the course was held at Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence Partnership for Peace Training Centre (KAZCENT) in Almaty. A practical exercise was conducted at the Demining Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kapshagay.
The course was organised and executed by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, Mine Action Unit - OSCE Integrated Co-operation on Explosive Hazards, and the Programme the OSCE Programme Office in Astana.