Operational efficiency in land release involves planning, decision-making and action. It improves the land release process – namely how resources are used and priorities set – and most importantly it increases the accuracy of knowing whether or not areas have been contaminated.
An efficient mine action operation involves continuous risk analysis, database clean-up, and non-technical and technical survey. It also involves clearing land only where there are sure to be mines and munitions.
The transformation illustrates an efficient land release agenda, promoting an exhaustive use of survey methodology above the more expensive clearance activities, where feasible.
These findings illustrate how too much land remains subject to clearance when significant areas could, in many instances, be released through less expensive and more rapid survey techniques.
The GICHD invests heavily in training and advisory services to ensure that appropriate decisions are made in response to threats, and that efficient practices are carried out across the mine action industry as a whole.
GICHD/ISU Side Event at the Intersessional Meeting of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention | The Amended Land Release International Mine Action Standards - Implications for Operations and the Implementation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention | Thursday, 30 May 2013
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