The GICHD has developed a management tool for demining operations that provides detailed asset specific performance reporting and assists in identifying and addressing 'downtime' of manual, mechanical and animal assets.
'Downtime' reduces the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the demining operations. It includes:
• the breakdown of machinery
• unfavourable weather conditions
• inefficient planning
• security reasons
Key factors in determining whether demining operations will succeed or fail include:
• selecting the most appropriate assets and managing them effectively
• properly understanding the best ways of using the various assets and planning with them in mind
DMT Mobile is an iOS app that has been created based on the Excel version of the tool. Operational data (including downtime and cause) will be recorded daily for each asset, resulting in a set of reports that highlight operational inefficiency.
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)