kzc obse 1A five-day OSCE regional course Introduction to Humanitarian Mine Action Systems” took place in KAZCENT over the period April 1-5, 2019.

The course was organized in cooperation with the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. 31 military and civilian representatives of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the course.

The event provided a platform to enhance awareness of and skills for the safe, effective and efficient establishment of Humanitarian Mine Action Systems. The theoretical part of the training was delivered at KAZCENT, while the practical exercises were conducted at the Demining Centre of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defence in Kapshagay on 4 April 2019.

During the event experts from the United States Army Central, the United States Air Forces Central Command, the Demining Centre of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defence, the Croatian Mine Action Centre, the Norwegian People’s Aid Tajikistan, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe were sharing experiences and best practices.

The course is part of the OSCE’s long-term support for the development of a cooperation mechanism among states in Central Asia to address concerns and challenges stemming from the disposal of explosive hazards.