landmine-awareness.org is a research project at Roskilde University in Denmark and is part of Mathias Hagstrøms MA dissertation at the Department of International Development Studies. The Project is concerned with how Mine Risk Education in Afghanistan has developed in relation to the changing socio-political environment of the country and how this has shaped educational materials about landmines, Unexploded Ordinance, Improvised Explosive Devises and other Explosive Remnants of War.
Mine Risk Education in Afghanistan today is facing new challenges as the ongoing conflicts intensify. The consciousness of Road Side bombs and suicide attacks are part of the Afghans everyday lives and information on how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of these dangers is now being incorporated into the Mine Risk Education programs.
landmine-awareness.org investigates the ethical and moral dilemmas, institutional challenges and the security issues involved in mine risk education campaigns. The study applies an interdisciplinary approach to the issue and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods such as observation, interviews, image and textual analysis, GIS and other statistical tools. The empirical material for the project has mainly been collected during a 3 month research trip to Afghanistan in 2008.
The project is personally financed by Mathias Hagstrøm , but would not have been possible without the support from individuals, companies, organisations and the Ministry of Education of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
landmine-awareness.org and the related research is supported by: