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Vol 9 No 2

Humanitarian Mine Action Training Held by College of Management

     The College of Management at MU (CMMU) began the first module of a 'Humanitarian Mine Action Middle Management Training' program on 8 July, its students consisting of 14 high-ranking military officers from the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), and 6 Lao civilians. Led by Prof. Dr. Philip Hallinger and Dr. Kamontip Sanitwongs Na Ayuddhaya of CMMU, the program is an initiative of the United Nations Development Program, funded by the US Government, and organized in cooperation with the Humanitarian Mine Action Unit at the Management School of Cranfield University, one of the UK's foremost management schools. The course has previously been delivered in Mozambique and Afghanistan, with further courses planned for Jordan, Slovenia and Cambodia.

Project participants at a training session.

     CMMU is providing the teaching staff and facilities for the course, as well as considerable management training expertise, while receiving full support from Cranfield University and the TMAC. 11 outside experts in the field have also been invited to teach and assist in the project. A second training module is tentatively scheduled for September 2002.