Tailoring Explosive Ordnance Risk Education:

Tailoring Explosive Ordnance Risk Education:

How MAG Addresses Gender/Cultural Sensitivities and Local Risk-Taking


This article is brought to you by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) from issue 25.2 of The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction available on the JMU Scholarly Commons and Issuu.com.

By Sebastian Kasack [ MAG, Mines Advisory Group ] 

The relevance of risk education is widely acknowledged as reflected in the Oslo Action Plan (OAP) with its distinct chapter on ‘Mine risk education and reduction’ and five explicit actions. Good risk education must be tailored. MAG’s experience delivering explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) in fourteen countries confirms the relevance of tailoring EORE to the local reality: to people’s risk taking behaviors, to the actual explosive ordnance (EO) threat, to seasonality, availability of people for risk education sessions, and approaches that respect gender and diversity and take conflict sensitivity into account.

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Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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