ARCP Threat Assessment and Building Search Awareness course

The recent trends in mine action operations have seen more national authorities and mine action operators faced with Explosive Ordnance contamination in urban population centres. Much of the problem stems from contamination that has been improvised. The clearance of any Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) has, in may contexts been predominantly the role of the security services, and all technical and reference materials produced have been restricted and not easily available to national authorities for consideration when drafting national standards and developing SOPs and training material. With the publication of the new IMAS that includes IED Disposal (including competencies), Building Clearance and Threat Analysis and Threat Assessment, there remains a need to increase technical awareness of the challenges, to support IMAS implementation and NMAS production.

The establishment of clear and achievable clearance parameters is one of the most contentious issues and would ensure the level of assurance an operator must provide and allow for suitable QM processes to take place. The knowledge and skills required of IED search or disposal practitioner would take weeks or months to impart to a student and are beyond the scope of the course. Further in depth technical guidance to assist in establishing NMAS, SOP’s and training is being produced by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and many countries have already been conducting operations and requesting further guidance.

The GICHD and the Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC), are organising, in the context of the Arab Regional Cooperation Programme (ARCP), a Regional Threat Assessment and Building Search Awareness course, that will take place from 16 to 20 September at the Regional School for Humanitarian Demining in Lebanon (RSHDL). The Training course is dedicated only to countries facing IED and urban contamination challenges and will be held in both Arabic and English.

The regional awareness course is co-funded by Finland, the German Federal Foreign Office, and Switzerland.


Arab Regional Cooperation Programme




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5 days



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