The UK and DDG Train Libyan Police in EOD TechniquesAs part of Danish Demining Group (DDG)’s Libya program, which focuses on building local capacity as a pre-condition for effective and sustainable mine action in Libya, from April 21 to May 20, DDG trained six Libyan officers from the Ministry of Interior special operations unit in Tripoli in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). This was done in accordance with International Mine Action Standards, Level 2.
The course was conducted at the MAT KOSOVO EOD School in Peja, Kosovo with funds provided by the United Kingdom and support from the Libyan Mine Action Center (LibMAC).
DDG plans to follow this training with another course later this year for national actors in the east of the country and, finally, EOD Level 3 training for the top students. This will enable the creation of independent units capable of conducting EOD across Libya, in accordance with International Mine Action Standards and under the direction of the LibMAC.
For over five years, DDG has intensively worked on securing safety and creating a higher quality of life for the people of Libya. DDG has managed to ensure greater safety for thousands of Libyan citizens through non-technical survey, risk education and clearance. So far in 2017, DDG, along with its partner Free Fields Foundation (3F), has disposed on more than seven tons of Explosive Remnants of War in the Libyan Cities of Sirte, Obari, and Sebha.