Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist

Field Risk Assessment (FRA)


A new UNMAS TNMA (Technical Note on Mine Action) should be published shortly. It will be a slightly more formal version of the paper available here. I first drafted this well over a year ago and all but one response has been positive. The one "negative" reader to date claimed that the demining group he represented did it all already. Sadly, I doubt whether he read a word of it, despite having a very responsible role on the IMAS Review Board. In contrast, the National Authority in Afghanistan immediately recognised its value and adopted it, asking for it to become a formal IMAS. That may happen later.

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