Due to the considerable contamination affecting Chad, the European Union funds a four-year aid project in order to support development of the whole mine action sector. A consortium project was set up in 2017, involving four organizations: the local NGO SECADEV, which deals with victim assistance; Mine Action Group (MAG) and Humanity & Inclusion (HI), both responsible for mine clearance and risk education; and FSD, whose mission is to strengthen the capacities of the Chadian government in coordination and management of mine action. The sector is indeed facing many challenges.
FSD's team in N’Djamena works closely with the staff of the national mine action authority. FSD's expertise is used to strengthen the following areas: planning and prioritisation of clearance operations by HI and MAG, support to information management and database control, fulfilling Ottawa Treaty obligations and mentoring and training of the National authority in good practice for human resources, admin and finance, and operations management.