MAT Kosovo Training School
The Explosive Remnants of War
How it Impacts on Millennium Development Goals
The Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in their many guises, include – unexploded ordnance, cluster bomb’s, abandoned stockpiles of ammunition, minefields or former battle fields. These hazardous areas don’t distinguish between soldier and civilian, farmers at work or children at play. They recognize no ceasefire. For countries recovering from conflict, these devices impede socio-economic development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
These devices: make agricultural land unusable, restrict access to water, keep schools from being built and students and teachers from attending classes and hinder the construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
More than 65 countries are contaminated with landmines and ERW.
Understanding the ERW Threat and Empowering Others
Is your mission is to serve people in need by expanding their ability to understand what ERW Threat is? Or is it at a higher level advising policy makers assisting partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable, safe and efficient manner?
With a clear and thorough understanding of the ERW threat posed in many countries you could empower your colleagues, partners and beneficiaries with ERW awareness which will ultimately assist in the recovery of land from ERW and keeping personnel and civilians safe. Land is the very life blood of communities, and their ability to have land released to them to continue with their lives and their livelihoods, their commerce and the functioning of their civil sociaety. To understand and act on the signs of the ERW threat will assist commercial partners to have access to sites, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel, providing employment and empowering the population.
Recognising and reporting the presence of ERW allows organisations like ours to work closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
The POLIEX team from Montenegro made a visit to MAT Kosovo’s EOD & ERW Training Establishment in August 2016. The purpose of the visit was to further strengthen future collaboration on training courses and facilities av
August 16, 2016
SENSYS Equipment Training at the MK TC
Gorden Konieczek from SENSYS came to instruct and demonstrate the SENSYS search equipment to the MAT Kosovo training team. This included the use of the SBL10 magnetometer used in BAC operations. The equipment is available for use
August 5, 2016
Rendsafe Conduct Training and Trials with MK, DDG, DCA, 3F & 3W at the MK TC
The Rendsafe team conducted training and trials with their deflegration systems with MAT Kosovo in July 2016. MAT Kosovo will continue to work with Rendsafe to assist training of clients going forward. The Rendsafe systems will be
July 26, 2016
Montenegro Mine Action Authority
MAT Kosovo’s EOD & ERW Training establishment received a visit by the team from the Montenegro Mine Action Authority. The purpose of the visit was regional cooperation but also for the team to view the Training Facility
July 12, 2016