“Where our fields had been destroyed and filled with land mines - that suddenly left innocent children playing their childish games without legs and arms - you helped us clear them of danger and replaced our vines and orchards.”
Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) which has been previously called as Department of Mine Clearance (DMC) was established in 1990 under the then Prime Minister’s Office. In 1994 it was merged with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority. ANDMA officially changed the English name of DMC to DMAC on 20th May 2015.
Collectively known as the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), mine action implementers in Afghanistan form one of the largest mine action programmes in the world.
MAPA's activities are coordinated and monitored by DMAC of ANDMA.
On the 16 Feb 1973 coinciding with 27 Dalwa 1351, based on the Presidential Ordinance No - 56, the Department of Disaster Preparedness (DDP), today known as the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), was established.
In 2003 Afghanistan, being one of the member states of the UN, developed key policy documents such as the Disaster Management Framework, ...
The Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) is a directorate of of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA). ANDMA is the secretariat and the operational arm of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC). DMAC operates as the National Mine Action Centre in Afghanistan. NDMC is an inter-ministerial board which also serves as the National Mine Action Authority in Afghanistan. H.E Wais Ahmad Barmak the State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs is the chairman of ANDMA. DMAC is technically supported by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The U.S. Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) provides financial contributions to DMAC …
Firing Range Eternal Quality Management project is responsible for Quality Management QM including Quality Assurance (QA) of all SDA survey and clearance activities and 10% Quality Control (QC) of all 82 US Firing Ranges which encompass an area of 1200 sqkm in size.
Post Demining Impact Assessment (PDIA) was implemented to assess the social and economic impact of demining interventions in communities cleared of mines and ERW. PDIA also assessed if survey information on mine and ERW contaminated areas was credible and reflected the facts on the ground.