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.
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 Regional Course "Becoming an Intelligent Customer for Safe Demilitarization Operations" is currently being conducted in co-operation with MoD KZ in Almaty.
Other than learning, the participants from Georgia, Kazahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are interactively involved in course in mixed teams. This enables the knowledge and experience sharing and regional co-operation. The Course is a result of a fruitful co-operation between MoD KZ and OSCE.