This project was a humanitarian research and development initiative that created an intermediate pathway to attainment of the International Ammunition Technical Guideline Standards.
Developing states were struggling to understand and achieve the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines. Uncontrolled explosives continued to pose a major hazard to those who had to live and work in close proximity to them.
We were asked to conduct research into a simplified approach to ammunition safety management and develop a system that would provide cost effective ways to reduce the risk to vulnerable communities.
We developed a low cost, systematic approach aimed at local grass routes development. We re-focused efforts on the use of local resources and knowledge to find, make safe and safely manage explosive remnants of war and ammunition stockpiles.
AMDP have simplified a highly complex range of social and technical issues and have successfully developed an intuitive and pragmatic approach to reducing the vulnerability of communities to the hazards of unexploded, abandoned and stockpiled ammunition.
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Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining