The inaugural International CIED Leaders’ Forum took place just last year, 2-4 September 2015, in Canberra, Australia, hosted by INTERPOL, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Department of Defence.
It sought to gather key representatives from various CIED areas, such as government, law enforcement and military services. The aim of the Forum was to improve the cooperation between states and the range of CIED actors.
It is hoped that the Forum will provide a platform through which CIED leaders will engage and partake in information sharing to better target the networks that facilitate IED use.
The Forum managed to engage some of the most senior CIED leaders from states as well as organisations such as the UN and NATO.
A key outcome of the inaugural Forum, at a multilateral level, was the development and launch of the CIED Global Alliance Strategy, to combat the global IED threat.
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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