High-level representatives from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the United States Embassy participated in the official inauguration of a Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence on 6 August 2019 in Dushanbe.
The establishment of the Centre was initiated under the Memorandum of Understanding between the OSCE extra-budgetary project “Integrated Co-operation on Explosive Hazards Programme” and the Defence Ministry signed in November 2017.
A five day Regional Course Training of Trainers for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 1 was organised by the OSCE POiD the Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme for some twenty participants and instructors working at the national armed forces, national mine action co-ordination authorities as well as supporting agencies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Tajikistan, in Dushanbe, 24-28 June 2019. Four participants from Ukraine took part in the regional course for the first time, as part of continuation of co-operation between OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and confirmed their participation at all Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme’s courses planned for 2019.
On Friday, 14 June 2019, ambassador Ambassador Paul Bekkers, Director of the Office of the Secretary General at the OSCE, visited OSCE POiD and The Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards (ICExH) Programme.
The International Programme Officer presented the Programme’s current and future activities and informed Ambassador Bekkers on further developments of skills and knowledge transfer to the host partners through establishment of the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre.
From April 15 to 19, 2019, the Regional Training Course “Introduction to Stockpile Management Standards” was held in the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in the framework of the Integrated Co-operation on Explosive Hazards Programme.
The regional course was attended by experts in the field of ammunition stockpile management of the Central Asia countries security forces from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.