The Development Initiative (TDI) have been providing EOD and IEDD training in Mali in support of UNMAS’s operations in the country. The work was part of a contract they were awarded by UNOPS in 2013 to respond to the ERW, IEDs and landmines that were affecting not only UN agencies but also civilians and their livelihoods.
They have also been engaged in assessing the explosive threat more generally across Mali, conducting survey as well as the EOD operations.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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