Yuri Shahramanyan joined the GICHD in January 2020 as an Advisor, Quality Management & Operations. His work covers primarily quality management in mine action and research of innovative technical solutions to improve efficiency in land release processes. His role includes development and delivering of training courses that assist national mine action authorities to establish and enhance quality management systems within their structures and providing advice on survey and clearance solutions to increase their operational efficiency. In addition, Yuri Shahramanyan carries out mine action operations evaluations and provides broader mine action expertise.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Yuri Shahramanyan worked for seventeen years in mine action with The HALO Trust, managing operations and programmes in Caucasus, eastern Europe and Africa. Yuri Shahramanyan holds a degree of a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.