The former Soviet Army military test and training range at Jeyranchel in Azerbaijan was in active use over the period 1955-1991. Unexploded ordnances (UXO) and mines remaining in the area present a serious humanitarian, socio-economic and environmental threat to the local population. The project aims at the clearance of this area.
The key reasons for this project are:
Jordan III Trust Fund is a capacity building project to develop service women in Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF).
The project aims at supporting JAF to attain a 3% female officer representation and provide women with wider career opportunities.
The Trust Fund serves as a strong advocate to Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partners and other regional actors developing servicewomen and their roles in peace and the security sector.
The JAF has developed a Military Women’s Strategy for 2006-2016 that aims to capacity-build through the recruitment and training of more women in JAF and subsequently creating wider employment and participation opportunities.
The strategy aligns with NATO/EAPC policy for implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Progress has been stalled by the limits of the training centre.
The Jordan III Trust Fund will support JAF through three initiatives over a 36 month period:
Objective: Finalise the capacity for national stockpile management through three Work Packages:
The Mauritania II project will contribute to the security and safety of the civilian population while enhancing the operational efficiency of the Mauritanian National Army (MNA) followed by a request for assistance from Mauritania in March 2014 in continuation of the first Trust Fund. The project will also contribute to strengthening the relationship between NATO and Mauritania and to changing the civilian population’s perception of NATO.
Supporting three initiatives:
Destruction of 1,269 tonnes of pesticides, which were repacked and centralized in the previous Moldova Trust Funds.
Status: The project has been successfully completed with all of the pesticides and dangerous chemicals safely destroyed.
A closing ceremony was held on 28 June in Moldova.
Duration: Implementation started in February 2013. The project was completed in summer 2018.
Demilitarization of 416 tonnes of surplus munitions and further investigation of the Petrovici Tunnel
Status: The demilitarization work has been split into two tranches based on level of technical difficulty.
A contract to carry out the first tranche was awarded to a Montenegrin company in November 2017 and completed on time by end of April 2018.
An international competition was undertaken for the second tranche with the contract awarded to an Italian demilitarisation contractor in October 2018. It is anticipated that all the remaining ammunition will be moved to Italy in spring 2019 and demilitarised by summer 2019.
Duration: Project was launched in August 2014, started implementation in May 2016 and is expected to be completed by late 2019.
Develop additional demilitarisation capacity at TRZ Kragujevac; carry out industrial demilitarisation.
Status: To date, 235 tonnes of ammunition have been demilitarized. A serious incident in February 2017 has paused high rate demilitarisation activity until capacity is re-established in spring 2019.
The project is in the process of being extended by one year until summer 2020 and the budget was increased from 4.15 MEUR to 5.44 MEUR.
Duration: Project launched in July 2013 and started implementation in March 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2019.
The objectives of this Trust Fund are: