Technical Survey (TS) is a crucial step in the Land Release process for identifying, confirming and improving definitions of the boundaries of hazardous areas and the nature and distribution of their contents. Information gathered by the TS significantly helps with decision making and subsequent use of appropriate tools and resources, contributing directly to increased operational and cost efficiency and effectiveness. This course will strive to provide clear definitions and guidance on what is considered a good practice and what is recommended by the International Mine Action Standards. The course will also provide a platform for participants from various operational contexts to come together and share experiences.
This training course will be held at the NPA Global Training Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where participants will have the opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge, and will also be exposed to practical demonstrations and exercises.
Selected participants will be required to take a short baseline pre-qualification test (online) and an end of course final test in the classroom.
Upon successful completion participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.
This course is being delivered as a partnership between GICHD and NPA.
The objective of this course is to provide field staff and supervisors with the necessary skills to successfully plan and carry out efficient and effective TS operations in their respective programmes. The following topics will be covered:
Student Arrival into Sarajevo Airport: Sunday September 6th 2020
First Day of Training: Monday September 7th 2020
Last Day of Training and end of course dinner: Monday September 14th 2020
Departure: Tuesday September 15th 2020
The course is aimed at students who are field staff,or manage field staff within an operator organization or national authority in the programme that utilizes the land release process. Course is open to participants from humanitarian mine action organisations, government authority and commercial operator organisations that are working in the field of humanitarian mine action.
The GICHD is committed to gender equality, inclusivity, and providing equal opportunities. Women, persons with disabilities, and those from explosive ordnance affected countries are particularly encouraged to apply. If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange it for you.
GICHD will be covering the cost of the course, except the flight ticket. This includes accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, classroom materials and transfer to and from Sarajevo airport.
GICHD and NPA will be supporting selected participants in obtaining their visas.
Each student is required to bring: