Mine action is at a critical junction in its evolution. While Mine Action in currently facing a dramatic increase in victims and yet a downward trend in funding, its main actors are facing rapidly changing working contexts. New and protracted conflicts, urban and rural areas with mixed contamination, including improvised explosive devices, as well as challenging security situations are calling for enhanced methods of action. Combining various sets of knowledge and experience will be key to providing holistic, adequate and effective responses. In fact, the contribution of mine action organizations to support the boarder framework and goals of human
security is increasingly recognized. With their unique experience and technical expertise in dealing with different forms of explosive hazards, as well as through their physical presence in complex environments, mine action organisations are well placed to partner with other actors to advance human security. Consequently, this symposium calls on partners that are willing to share and contribute towards development of technology that can meet the challenging environment today to alleviate human suffering across the globe.
Mine action partners (operators, researchers, developers and other stakeholders) are welcomed to contribute and participate during this two-day symposium. Speakers list and finalised program for the symposium will be available through the registration link below.
Please note that the number of participants is limited. There are no registration fees for this symposium.
All confirmed attendees will be required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses for this symposium. Conference room, refreshments and meals will be arranged by the organisers.
Mine action partners are welcomed to contribute and participate in presentations and discussions during the symposium. The program as well as the invitation can be downloaded through the links to the right. Abstracts of the upcoming presentations for the symposium are available separately through the links below.