From the “Reception” to the Forum Alpbach Network (FAN) Booth in the “Lounge” on Hopin, a student of the Population and Development programme, Goodnews Israel Oshiogbele, had a great maiden experience at the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) 2020 which held virtually from August 23rd to September 3rd, 2020.
Although the civil war ended in Tajikistan 20 years before, the country still faces the problem of the high level of landmine contamination. Despite the efforts made so far and significant improvements in mine action management, in some regions of our country, mines and Explosive Remnants of War still represent one of the main obstacles for the safety of citizens and socio-economic development of the country. Participating in the “Education for Mine Actions” Project “I strived to make my contribution to building better changes for the local children and adults in mine-affected areas in my country. As far as I can see even in the 21st century they, still suffering from mines it makes their life more complicated and insecure”. Therefore, the “Education for Mine Actions” project, aimed at not only the provision of security and enhancing people's awareness about the threat of mines, but also at solving social and wellbeing problems of the local communities.