|Date:||14 November 2018|
|Duration:||1 hour and 15 minutes|
Research and development are instrumental to improve efficiency and effectiveness of mine action operation. The most visible evidence is the technologies used throughout the process of releasing mine/ERW contaminated land for productive use. Research has also contributed substantially to the development of advanced medical-related equipment including surgical equipment and prosthetic leading to the saving of the victim during emergency response and assist the victim effectively in their physical rehabilitation.
But there is also increasing interest to include more social sciences and humanities perspective into mine action. Social sciences research allows identifications of constraining factors and new approaches to tackle victim’s psychological related issues to better help them in their social reintegration; to enhance the allocation of scarce resources for mine risk education to target the affected community effectively. And also to understand better community structure and needs, and ensure the inclusion of gender, children, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in different pillars of mine action.
This panel will discuss the research and development in two main perspectives:
This session aims to achieve the following objectives:
The discussion should include best practices, challenges and recommendations to overcome such challenges. Challenges and recommendations should be addressed from individual angle (organisation or country of panelist) and collective angle (ASEAN).
The Co-Chairs are assigned to lead the discussion of the panel and each speaker is given seven to ten minutes of presentation time. Each panelist can talk about the context of one country or many countries in ASEAN. The presentation may be done in PowerPoint, pdf, or any other relevant format.