There has been much progress over the past decades in reducing the often deadly risks associated with Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). During the Symposium, the discussion will draw on similarities between Southeast Asian and European experiences in managing ERW contamination. It will also focus on the lack of a precise baseline for determining the extent of contamination and explore the evolution of matching national responses to address it. This Symposium will provide a vital international platform for knowledge exchange in the development of appropriate risk management of residual contamination.
The objectives of this Symposium are to:
- Increase regional cooperation
- Contribute to the development of effective and efficient national policies, strategies, and practices in managing ERW contamination in the long term
The Symposium will feature interactive panels on lessons and practices from Europe’s past conflicts in addressing ERW contamination, with insights from subject experts, policy developers, national authorities and donor representatives.
The topics that to be covered during the Symposium include:
- The application of risk management systems in ERW response
- The implications of ageing components in munitions
- The evolution of shift in emphasis from proactive to reactive national clearance mechanisms
- Discussions on completion in the context of residual contamination.
Approximately 150 participants will attending the symposium.
This event is by invitation only.