At a time when the country is going through various socioeconomic contextual and humanitarian needs, peacebuilding efforts and contributions for the development of communities become more necessary. In this line and fulfilling its commitments as a humanitarian demining organization, in January 2022 the CCBL advances the retraining processes on the updates of the Colombian Technical Standards for Humanitarian Demining to its personnel in the field. This seeks to reduce Critical and Non-Critical Non-Conformities in the different Humanitarian Demining processes and thus increase quality indices in meeting the goals established by each area.
To reach this end, between January 17 and 22, 2021, members of the national team, leaders of the Non-Technical Study, Clearance supervisors and representatives of the medical area met in the city of Bogotá to take training on the updates of the Technical Standards, where they also worked on the preparation of materials, workshops and dynamics to ensure the redistribution of the information in the territories f. A total of 38 people, 20 men and 18 women, worked on reading, studying and preparing materials on the Colombian Technical Standards for Humanitarian Demining.
In order to adapt the procedures, allowing greater efficiency, operational performance and a high degree of quality of the Comprehensive Action against Antipersonnel Mines, the Colombian Technical Standards – NTC contribute to regulate the activities of the sector, in accordance with the provisions of the Standard and International Mine Action (IMAS).
Currently and in the course of two weeks, the field teams of the municipalities assigned to the CCBL in the departments of Putumayo, Antioquia, Chocó, Boyacá, Casanare and Vichada will receive retraining in the Colombian Technical Standards, in order to guarantee an increase in the quality indexes and ensure the fulfillment of the goals established by each area of the organization. It is expected that about 202 people from municipalities affected by the presence of Explosive Devices that are currently linked to the CCBL in Humanitarian Demining activities will be trained in the matter.
A total of 105 women and 133 men linked to our organization are being trained in updating the Colombian Technical Standards for Humanitarian Demining. Of the total trained, 58 people belong to an Afro or indigenous ethnic community.