Technical Survey (TS) is 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 the decision making and subsequent use of appropriate tools and resources, contributing directly to increase of 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, but also will be exposed to practical demonstrations and exercises. This is a pilot course and participants will be asked to provide a feedback on the course itself and on new tool that will be used during this course – Technical Simulator (TSIM).
Successful applicants are advised that there will be a short baseline pre-qualification test (online) and that there will be a final test at the classroom. Upon successful completion participants will be awarded a certificate.
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 19th May 2019
First Day of Training: Monday 20th May 2019
Day Trip or Day Off: Saturday 25th May 2019
Last Day of Training and end of course dinner: 30th May 2019
Departure:Friday 31st May 2019 / 01st June 2019
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.
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 will also be covering the cost of a day out on 25th May 2019. This day will not involve any periods of instruction. Those not wishing to take part in the day out within the local area may have the day off. Dinner on the final day of the course will also be covered by the GICHD.
Each student is required to bring: