International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2019

To commemorate the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), with funding support from the Government of Norway, the Royal Thai Government, the Government of Ireland, and the Clearing for Results Project, will host a two-day event focused on “Raising Mine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Awareness for Peace, Stability and Resilience in ASEAN through Youth Participation”, held 3-4 April 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Aims

The commemoration aims to enhance awareness on the dangers of mines/ERW through a youth focused event involving ASEAN university students and mine action experts. The event will include a field visit to a Physical Rehabilitation Center in Phnom Penh and Mine Action Training Center in Kampong Chnang, as well as seminar discussing current issues in mine action. Through the event ARMAC and its partners hopes to:

  • Promote the commemoration of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action as global effort to address the issue of mines/ERW throughout the world
  • Share basic knowledge with the ASEAN university students on the effects of mines/ERW and efforts to address them
  • Raise awareness on dangers of mines/ERW for the affected community, particularly youth

The deadline for students to submit a sponsorship application has now passed. Thank you to the students who submitted an application. Successful applicants will be announced on the 19th of March.

If you would like to register to attend the seminar, please visit the registration page.