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The South East Asia Mine Action Cooperation and Technology Workshop was a five-day event co-sponsored by the US Departments of State and Defense, hosted by the Thailand Mine Action Cente,r and organized by Mine Action Information Center of James Madison University. It was held March 4-8, 2002 in Bangkok, Pak Chong, and Aranyaprathet, Thailand.
The workshop goals were, 1) to bring together mine-afflicted Asian countries to share lessons learned and to facilitate closer cooperation, 2) to allow donor nations and organizations a chance to gain an appreciation for landmine challenges in the region, 3) to allow all participating countries to assess mine action roles, linkages, trends, and challenges within SE Asia, 4) to showcase emerging technologies which may be used to speed mine action progress in the region, and 5) to allow mine action non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss best practices in the region.