Co-chairs: Cambodia France Mr.Ieng Mouly, President, C-MAC M. Samuel de Beauvais, Ambassador, Mine action
Rapporteurs: Germany Yemen Mr.Ernst Joachim Döring, Auswärtiges Amt Major Mansour Al Azzi
I. GENERAL ASPECTSI.1. IntroductionThe SCE shall carry on the implementation of the mandate entrusted to it at Maputo a year ago. It shall prepare, in a realistic and objective spirit, recommendations for the 2nd meeting of States-Parties, next September at Geneva . I.2. ParticipationIt is open to the various components of the international demining community : States-Parties, States signatories, States concerned by demining, international and regional organizations, NGOs, Research and Development entities, industries concerned, qualified personalities, actors in the field of demining. I.3. Mandate of the SCEThe first session was chiefly devoted to the precise identification of the needs of endusers ; the second one's primary objective shall be to reinforce the information of deminers and deciders on technologies presently or soon available, on the new standards to be implemented, and on the axes of research which to-day appear to be most promising in the medium term. I.4. Themes of the second sessionThe SCE shall successively cover :
  • · Technologies indispensable to deminers ;
  • · Norms and standards ;
  • · Most promising technologies in the medium term.
 II. AGENDAWednesday 24 May 2009h00 - 9h30 : Introductory remarks - Co-chairs - UNMAS - GICHD - ICBL 9h30 - 10h45 : Technologies indispensable to deminers - Personal protection equipment new PPEstandards(GICHD/Cranfield University) current PPE use and utility (META/HI/Kosovo, C-MAC) technology advances and constraints (GICHD/UWA) 10h45 - 11h00 : Coffee break 11h00 - 11h10 : Video presentation (Nicaragua) 11h10 - 12h30 : Dogs (UNMAS/GICHD, HI/Bosnie, APM/Bihac, C-MAC, META, Syed Aqa) 12h30 - 14h30 : Lunch 14h30 - 16h00 : Information technologie: - IMSMA (GICHD/UNMAS/ETH) - Interconnexion, compatibility, non-duplication (JMU) 16h00 - 16h15 : Coffee break 16h15 - 18h00 : Mechanical equipment (HI, NPA ; MAK/BIPALOG ; C-MAC, CROMAC, IND-Mmozambique, MACC-Kosovo, Syed Aqa ; 18h30 Reception hosted by the Director of the GICHD Restaurant Vieux- Bois, av. de la Paix 12, Geneva Thursday 25 May 20009h30 - 11-00 : Norms and standards - United Nations standards (UNMAS/GICHD) - Survey terms (UNMAS) - Level 1 survey action (Syed Aqa) - Quality management, risk management ( Cranfield University ) 11h00 - 11h15 : Coffee break 11h15 - 12h30 : Most promising technologies in the medium term - Presentations (IAEA, JMU) - Discussion (GICHD, UWA)) 12h30 - 14h30 : Lunch 14h30 - 16h00 : Prospects for detection: (Prof R. Voles/Mr. Acheroy/Mr. Suart) 16h00 - 16h15 : Coffee break 16h15 : Conclusions