IMPLEMENTATION OF IMAS EOD LEVEL 3+ COURSE IN COOPERATION BETWEEN SMAC AND DRAKON GROUP
The ongoing cooperation between the Serbian Mine Action Centre and the UK based company, DRAKON Group, has facilitated the delivery of an IMAS Level 3+, Advanced Explosive Theory Course, between 18 – 29 September 2023.
SMAC and DRAKON Group have signed the Memorandum of Understanding regarding Cooperation and this is the first training course, organised jointly, which is being conducted as a result of this formally ratified agreement. DRAKON’s training is internationally recognised and conducted in strict compliance with IMAS test and evaluation protocols (T&EPs). All training is delivered by operationally experienced mine action instructors, who teach in accordance with both ISO and adult learning mandates.
Theoretical and practical lectures are held in both the classroom and the attached training grounds, within the SMAC Training Centre in Grocka.
Among the participants are trainees from Colombia, UK, France, Nepal, Serbia, and South Sudan; representing UNMAS, TDI, FSD and G4S. Upon completion of the course, successful participants will receive internationally recognised certification and will be qualified as IMAS EOD 3+ (Advanced Explosive Theory) operators.
Further IMAS EOD and IEDD training courses are planned in the coming months, and participation is open to interested participants from all over the world, taking into account, among other things, the favorable visa regime applied by the Republic of Serbia.
Organizing internationally recognized courses contributes to the promotion of our Center in the international community and improves and strengthens the capacities of the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining and mine action.