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MACCA VISIT TO ANAMA

According to the task given from the Government of Azerbaijan for provision of non-military support to Afghanistan, ANAMA hosted guests from Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan (MACCA). On 20-27 February, 2010 MACCA Deputy Program Manager, Ms. Susan Helseth, MACCA MRE Projects Coordinator, Mr. Samim Hashimi and Afghanistan Ministry of Education Mine Action Advisor, Mr. Mutahar Shah Akhgar met with ANAMA Director and specialists. The main goal of delegations' visit is to coordinate implementation of some pilot projects, such as MRE and Middle Management Training Course for Afghanistan DMC representatives and to discuss further plans with ANAMA. As a part of ANAMA initiative, by the printing support of Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Education, ANAMA will organize translation of MRE books to English and Farsi and integrate of MRE into curriculum of Afghanistan schools. The visit of agenda had covered regional trips to Fuzuli and Goygol regional Bases, Resource Center in Ganja city ran by the "Ojag" Humanitarian Association within the project on reintegration of mine survivors into society. Within the frame of the visit to Fuzuli region, the delegation had opportunity to pay a visit to one of the schools in Fuzuli, meet with pedagogical staff and put questions on safe behavior rules among children. Another part of the visit was dedicated to the official meetings with representatives of UNDP, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A short review from MACCA visit to ANAMA was broadcasted in Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company.