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 Libyan Mine Action Program and the Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC) through various trainings and on-the-job support. Building on previous collaboration, the GICHD will conduct a three-day training course on “International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and Compliance” targeting the Libyan Mine Action Authority and Implementing Partners from International and national mine action organisations operating in Libya.
The training will take place in Tunis from 4th to 6th November 2019 and aims to strengthen the understanding of IMAS requirements 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. The training will also offer an overview of operational areas covered by new IMAS including working in urban environments with new threats.
The course key objectives are to:
The course’s presentations, discussions and group work will cover the various IMAS Series and will briefly provide an overview of IMAS requirements under different thematic areas.
The course is aimed at members from National Mine Action Authorities in Libya, mine action officials, mine action operators, and other relevant stakeholders. Participants who are engaged in the development of the Libyan Mine Action Standards or Standard Operating Procedures in country are encouraged to apply.
Female participants with mine action background are encouraged to apply.
Participants must be able to communicate and present in English. Arabic translation will be provided.
All participants are themselves responsible for adequate travel insurance to Tunisia covering health, accidents, and liability.
All participants are responsible for obtaining their own visas to Tunis. The GICHD can provide a visa support letter upon request.
CV and support letter
Candidates must attach to their application a support letter from the Directors of their programs endorsing their participation along with their CVs.
GICHD will cover the cost for all participants attending the workshop, including flights, the accommodation in Tunis for the dates of the workshop, meals and refreshers, and course materials.