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MEETING OF EECCA-OP FIELD SEMINAR - LAWS, STANDARDS, AND MANAGEMENT OF MINE ACTION PROGRAMME IN AZERBAIJAN

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) together with Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) organizes Mine Action Field Seminar within the Eastern Europe Caucasus Central Asian Outreach Program (EECCA-OP) to take place in Azerbaijan from 04-08 April 2016.

On April 4, 2016 ANAMA together with GICHD held an official opening ceremony of the mentioned seminar in Baku at Fairmont Hotel, Flame Towers, Uzeyir Hacibeyov Meeting and Conference Hall with the participation of mine action/ammunition clerance program representatives from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukrain and Iran, as well as the representatives of the organizations that are engaged in humanitarian mine action activities in the EECCA region such as ICRC, UNDP, OSCE and UNMAS.

ANAMA Director Mr. Gazanfar Ahmadov made an opening speech and welcomes all the participants. He noted: “We believe that the seminar will provide an excellent opportunity to learn from each other and build cooperation between our countries, establish new and expand existing professional ties in our region”. At the end of his speech, Director thanked our longstanding partner GICHD for funding and co-organizing this event.

The four-day seminar includes discussions on laws and standards in Baku and a two-day visit to the field (7-8 April). The seminar will offer an opportunity for the participants to understand legislation and norms adopted by countries in the region and to exchange views and experiences with ANAMA on all aspects of mine/ERW action program management and field operations, including risk education and victim assistance.