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Balance sheet for the first half of 2017

INFO CPADD focus on the actions taken at the CPADD since January 2017   After the winter truce, which allowed the CPADD to invest for the benefit of the trainees and to maintain and restore infrastructure to 19 million Fcfa ($ 65,000). France has invested almost CFAF 30 million ($ 50,000) in training and equipment…

3 visits to the CPADD in april 2017

1 – Visit of the Moroccan liaison officer in Benin. On Tuesday, 25 April 2017, the visit to the CPADD of the Moroccan liaison officer, Colonel Mohamed Lekbir. The LCL OBELAKOU, after welcoming him, gave a presentation of the CPADD, then visited the CPADD’s infrastructure and was able to exchange with the officers present. 2-…

EOD training level 2 in English in first semester 2017

The second EOD level 2 course of the year will be conducted in English for Anglophones, under the main funding of the DCSD, within the framework of the cooperation. This internship started on 22 May and will end on 30 June 2017 for 10 trainees. Their profile is the following: 7 trainees funded by the French…

who is the new director of CPADD ?

  The new director of the CPADD, since January 5, 2017 is Lieutenant-Colonel Saturnin OBELAKOU who is a senior engineer officer trained at the engineer’s school from Munich, (Germany). He holds a Master 2 and a War School diploma. He has been assigned 11 years inside CPADD and he has had the opportunity to occupy all the…

6th staff officer 2D promotion in BAMAKO – 2018

The closing ceremony of the sixth promotion of officer-general engineering took place in BAMAKO in Mali, at the school of the maintenance of the peace, on March 25, 2018. this training began on February 19, 2018 and lasted 5 weeks of which the first four were directed by LCL Obelakou, director of the CPADD. Funded…

List of trainings available to CPADD

LIST OF TRAININGS AVAILABLE TO CPADD 1- HUMANITARIAN DEMINING AND POLLUTION EOD1 Mechanical demining training (in conjunction with DIGGER) Duration: 1 week Recce EOD duration: 3 weeks EOD2 duration: 6 weeks Humanitarian demining project leader Duration: 6 weeks Training of trainers humanitarian demining duration: 5 weeks IACQ (quality control inspector insurance) period: 6 weeks EOD3…

BALANCE SHEET for the second semester 2016

The 2nd semester 2016 training ended on Thursday 9 December 2016, with the graduation ceremony of the EOD3 course in French. The results of this semester can be summarized as well. Between 8 July 2016 and 9 December, the CPADD trained 105 trainees during 5 scheduled training sessions. These training courses were given in French)….

20 new bullett proof vest and 20 demining helmets, at CPADD

The CPADD was able to acquire 20 new demining uniforms and 20 UN colored helmets for these training courses. This was made possible thanks to an energetic action by the CPADD, the Directorate of Cooperation and Defense Security of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and funding from the European Union.

Inauguration of a “management and administration building” in profit of CPADD

The Center for Development of Post-Conflict Mine Action and Decontamination Actions (CPADD) experienced two major events in January, the first of which saw the arrival as director of the CPADD, of LCL OBELAKOU Saturnin succeeding LCL LOSSITODE Gilbert, January 5 2017 and the second, the inauguration of a modern management and administration building on January…

15th Meeting of States Parties to the Ottawa Treaty, Santiago CHILE 2016

The Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) took place from 28 November to 2 December 2016 in Santiago, Chile. The 15MSP gave the opportunity to States Parties to discuss their progress and challenges in implementing their obligations under the Convention of OTTAWA (1997) as well as to highlight the importance of cooperation and partnerships in the…