The International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) Training is a five-day, intensive regional course that reviews the IMAS content and focuses on the application of and inter-relationship between the standards. The course will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.
This regional course will provide an update and briefing about the IMAS and how these standards can be applied at the national level.
Focusing on the IMAS requirements, the training includes the following topics:
- Land Release
- Quality Management
- Information Management
- Safety and Occupational Health
- Mine/ERW Risk Education
- Mechanical Demining
- Animal Detection
The course will conclude with an outlook on how IMAS can be applied on a national level, including the development of National Mine Action Standards (NMAS).
The IMAS training is specifically organised for military personnel engaged in humanitarian demining as part of the UN peace keeping operations in Argentina. Other participants working in the field of mine action and military personnel from the region are also expected to participate. Ten seats are available for qualified participants from the region on a first come, first served basis.
This course is organised by the GICHD. The Centro de Entrenamiento en desminado humanitario del ejercito argentino will provide the training facility and the logistics in support of the training.
There are no training fees. However, please note that no sponsorships for regional participants are offered and each participant is expected to cover the remaining costs (flight ticket, accommodation and subsistence).
It is recommended that all participants schedule their arrival in Buenos Aires no later than 12 April 2015.