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TDI in Kuwait

Location: Kuwait

Website: http://www.thedevelopmentinitiative.com/

Type: Private

The Development Initiative (TDI) has been working Kuwait since 2006. Recently they have been providing UXO and mine field verification support to several commercial organisations.

A lot of this work has seen the removal and destruction of explosives to allow land to be used and developed for commercial agencies. Not only does this allow regeneration within the area but it also prevents terrorists reconstituting the ERW into an IED.

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.