IMCSE supports the following initiatives by individuals and organisations in their efforts to mitigate the threat posed by munitions.
APOPO Explosive Detection Rats & Dogs
APOPO trains animals to detect the explosive content of landmines and other munitions which once removed saves lives, releases land for agriculture and reduces environmental contamination. IMCSE have sponsored the training and care of an explosive detection Gambian Pouched Rat named ‘Imsee’. To find out more about the work APOPO does and how you may help please visit www.apopo.org
Imsee and his APOPO trainer Sophia
Munition Hazard Awareness Playing Cards
Fenix Insight Ltd, an IMCSE Corporate Member, have designed and printed an initial 10,000 packs of Awareness playing cards that have images of munitions used in the Russian Ukraine conflict. The card packs have been distributed to aid munition identification thereby aiding hazard mitigation and facilitating EOD response saving lives and preventing injury. Fenix pioneered the use of playing cards for explosive hazard awareness and has proven them to be an effective hazard mitigation tool in many post-conflict situations from Afghanistan to Yemen. Playing cards are cheap, portable and always popular, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. IMCSE is supporting the Playing Card initiative with a donation; to learn more about this initiative and help Fenix reach their target of 100,000 packs please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ukraine-cards
Friends of Ukraine EOD
Friends of Ukraine EOD, established by IMCSE Corporate Members Alford Technologies and Praedium Consulting Malta (PCM) Ltd, are a group of industry professionals using their subject matter expertise in providing training and EOD equipment to Ukrainian EOD Teams. IMCSE is supporting Friends of Ukraine EOD with a donation; to learn more about their work, volunteer, provide surplus equipment or make a donation go to www.friendsofukraineeod.com