The GICHD Eastern Europe,Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Cooperation Programme (EECCA RCP) in partnership with the National Army of Republic of Moldova is organising EECCA Ammunition Practitioner in Chişinău, Moldova from 19 to 23 March 2018. The regional workshop will be conducted in English, with Russian translation provided and is funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports.
The regional EECCA Ammunition Practitioner aims at assisting states in applying good ammunition safety management practices to all their ammunition stocks and facilities, reducing the potential for explosions in, and diversion from, ammunition storage areas and thereby mitigating the risk to the civil population.
The Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Cooperation Programme (EECCA RCP) aims to enhance cooperation within the countries in the region which are affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).
In particular, the Regional EECCA Ammunition Practitioner will enhance cooperation in the region on the issue of ammunition safety management according to the IATG.
The course duration is 5 days, containing 2 mutually supporting modules: Ammunition Operator (3 days) and Ammunition Manager (2 days) respectively.
Ammunition Operator will introduce participants to the principles of ammunition storage safety and security in accordance with the IATG, now available also in Russian, supported by DDPS.
Ammunition Manager will expand the topic from individual storehouse to an ammunition storage area and set out the must-know about safe and secure management of ammunition stockpiles, and principles of ammunition life cycle management as per the IATG.
The activity will be conducted indoors, via Power Point as the main method of delivery with practical discussion sessions, group exercises, questions and answers techniques for consolidation of key learning points.
Ammunition Operator: Ammunition operators, storekeepers, processors and accountants, ideal for non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, police and civilian personnel directly involved in ammunition storage and handling at practitioner level.
Ammunition Manager: Depot supervisors and managers, ammunition inspectors, auditors and regulators, thus appropriate for mid- and senior rank officers, commandants and equal police and civilian personnel directly involved in ammunition stockpile management. The Ammunition Manager participants are strongly encouraged to attend also the Ammunition Operator module.
It is envisaged that all participants attend the first module. The attendance in the second module is appropriate to limit to a smaller group of supervisor and management personnel.
Course participation is limited to maximum 15 participants in module 1 and 12 participants in module 2.
The GICHD and the National Army of the Republic of Moldova will provide necessary administration and logistic support for all the participants.
The GICHD will provide support in the form of air tickets and accommodation during the workshop. The participants are expected to arrive on 18 March and depart on 23 March 2018 COB.