GICHD

IMAS Outreach Workshop for the Angola Mine Action Program

The International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) provide guidance, establish principles and, in some cases, define international requirements and specifications for the mine action sector. They are designed to improve safety, efficiency and quality in mine action, and to promote a common and consistent approach to the conduct of mine action operations. The IMAS are the main guide for the development of National Mine Action Standards (NMAS), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and training material in mine action. IMAS follow the format of the International Organization for Standards (ISO) and draw on the three main treaties in international law which deal with landmines, ERW and cluster munitions.

For years, the GICHD has been supporting the Angola Mine Action Program, the National Intersectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) and the Executive Commission for Demining (CED) through various trainings and advisory support activities. Building on previous collaboration, the GICHD will conduct a two-day International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) Outreach Workshop targeting the Angola Mine Action Program and Implementing Partners from International and national mine action organisations operating in Angola.

The training will take place in Luanda from 9-10 December 2019 and aims to strengthen the understanding of IMAS requirements and terminology and the nexus between various management systems such as risk management, quality management and information management. These are key areas to improve safety, efficiency and quality in mine action programmes.

Topics

International standards
National standards

From

09-12-19

To

10-12-19
Registration is closed

More Information

Location

Luanda Angola

Language of instruction

English

Interpretations provided

Portuguese

Contact

Alain
Nellen
a.nellen(at)gichd.org

Target Audience

Field staff
Headquarter staff
Technical Operators

Max Participants

15