The GICHD’s mechanical demining section team works to increase and improve the effectiveness of mechanical applications in humanitarian demining.
The team conducts bespoke training sessions and provides operational support to mechanical demining operators in mine-affected countries. It tests demining machines and bridges the gap between operators, researchers, development institutions, manufacturers, national authorities and donors of mechanical demining equipment.
It also assists UNMAS in writing the IMAS series on mechanical demining and contributes to the GICHD’s publications.
During 2012 and 2013 the section is focusing on training activities. The GICHD Tool for Management of Demining Operations will be further developed and distributed to mechanical demining operators in the field.