10:00-11:30: Technical workshop Clearance

Objectives of the workshop
– To emphasize the importance of surveys in the clearance process
– To provide an overview of solutions to challenges faced by States undertaking clearance
– To emphasize the importance of reporting and of the harmonization of language

Overview of progress made and outline of the remaining challenges. Co-chairs, Ireland and Lao PDR, Coordinators on Clearance and Risk Reduction

Good baseline surveys to identify the magnitude of the problem and fundraising.
 General Imad Odeimi, Director of the Lebanon Mine Action Centre

Identification of solutions to clearance. M. Bounpone Sayasenh, National Programme Director UXO Lao PDR

Reporting and the importance of harmonization of language. M. Tim Horner, Mine Action Advisor, UNDP BCPR

– Reporting obligations on Clearance and Risk Reduction under the CCM. Coordinator on Reporting, Belgium

Statement from the floor:
– Mine Advisory Group (CMC Member)