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Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineWeapons of Mass Destruction / CBRN Defence (WMD)
AreaArms Control (AC)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeWMD-AC-21398
Course TitleSmall Arms Light Weapons (SALW) and Mine Action (MA) Course
ETF Course CodeM3-116
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionTo provide NATO Alliance members and partners with education and training on the political, and practical issues that will be encountered when dealing with SALW, their ammunition, and mine action/unexploded ordnance.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. The Threat to Peace and Security: Given references, students will recall the terminology and the threat to peace and security posed by uncontrolled and illicit SALW, stockpiling of Conventional Ammunition (CA), and usage of MANPADS. 2. Preventing the Threat of SALW & MA: Given references, students will summarize the various multilateral and international organizations dealing with SALW & MA (including their role and limitations) as well as different agreements and provisions to prevent the threat of SALW & MA. 3. Preventing Transfer: Given references, students will explain the importance of marking / tracing to avoid illegal transfer of SALW and summarise the importance of export licenses as well as end user certification / verification. 4. Stockpiling Ammunition: Given references, students will summarise the principles, challenges and risks in stockpiling of ammunition as well as the challenges in implementing ammunition destruction and stockpile elimination programs. 5. Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration: Given references, students will explain the process and instruments of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) as a peacebuilding strategy and the importance of DDR as part of a comprehensive approach. 6. International Framework for Mine Action: Given refrences, students will generalise the international framework for mine action and summarize the five pillars of mine action including international standards and information exchange. 7. NATO's Approach to SALW & MA: Given references, students estimate the ongoing development including NATO’s approach to SALW & MA and explain the existing challenges for the future contribution of SALW & MA to a comprehensive peace-building process.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2012
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Training AudienceM: NATO, PfP, MD, ICI and other nations as approved
ePrime Reference NumberACT.398

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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