On 11 October 2021, Ambassador Valeriu Chiveri, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, together with the partners from Tajikistan’s Defence Ministry and the United States Embassy in Dushanbe launched the regional three-week Explosive Ordnance Disposal course (EOD Level 2) for the EOD specialists from Tajikistan and Central Asian countries. The course will be held at the Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of Tajikistan’s Defence Ministry in Chimteppa.
Following on the request from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD), the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe organized a three-month English language course for officers of MoD. The course, funded by the U.S. Department of State, was conducted from 30 June to 17 September 2021 in Dushanbe. The participants of the course included four officers-instructors of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) from Regional Explosive Hazards Training Centre of MoD.
A ten-day medical training course on providing first aid and evacuation to injured persons during explosive ordinance disposal concluded on 9 April 2021 at the Regional Explosives Hazards Training Centre under Tajikistan’s Deference Ministry located in the suburbs of Dushanbe. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe organized the course in co-operation with Tajikistan’s Defence Ministry.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe started a capacity-building training course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal for 16 mid-to-senior ranking officers of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), Border Troops, the National Mine Action Centre, Norwegian Peoples Aid and the Union of Sappers of Tajikistan on 13 October 2020 in Dushanbe.
The 18-day training course will address explosive hazards issues in the regional context via enhanced and continuous regional co-ordination and dialogue as well as technical training courses and capacity -building for the MoD and other military agencies in Central Asia, Afghanistan and other interested participating States. Due to the current travel restrictions, only Tajik citizens will physically attend the course.