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The Development Initiative in Somalia

Location: Somalia

Type: NGO

TDI conducted a 16-month demining and mine risk education project in Somalia between 2013 and 2014, as part of the efforts by the UN Mission in Somalia.

They assisted in the stabilization of recovered areas through EOD and mine clearance, and through capacity building with the local mine action authorities. Mine risk education was delivered to more than 170,000 people.

They trained and employed local people to support in their work. The relationships developed with the local populations also made their work more fruitful, by directing TDI’s work to the most impacted areas. Information sharing between other international organisations assisted these efforts, as their dialogue with local populations aided their work.

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.