Workshop invitation to a marked dialogue on identifying a new Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection tool.
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Improvised Land Mines (ILMs) pose a serious and on-going threat to civilians in several areas affected by armed conflicts around the globe. Their use also pose a major threat to refugees and internally displaced people seeking to return home, besides blocking access for relief agencies and hindering reconstruction and socio-economic development.
Norwegian People’s Aid vision is Solidarity in Action. Our Department of Mine Action and Disarmament is currently conducting a project with support from Innovation Norway’s Humanitarian Innovation Programme. The project aims at identifying a new solution to detect crush wire in a safe and remote manner, in order to reduce risk to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/ Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) operators and increase safety and speed of clearance. We believe this will have a direct impact in the lives of millions of people living in areas contaminated with IEDs and ILMs.
We are now looking for a partner with a solid understanding of the humanitarian mine action sector, experience in developing detection solutions, and ability to deliver high-quality analysis and robust solutions.
We would like to invite all interested actors to this market dialog in Oslo on the 02 December 2019 to share information about the challenge and to get input from the market in advance of a tender. We are looking to either procure an existing solution, if a viable solution exists, or to develop a new solution.
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Deadline for registration to the market dialog conference: 22 November 2019.