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14 May. 2018

New NATO initiative to help detect explosives and firearms in public transport

Through its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, NATO has launched a new initiative to develop and test a system for the detection of explosives and firearms in mass transport environments.

29 Mar. 2018

SPS - Still Pretty Smart @ 60: NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Exactly 60 years ago, on 29 March 1958, the North Atlantic Council met in Paris where the then 15 NATO Ambassadors formally announced the establishment of a NATO Science Committee and the position of a Science Advisor to the Secretary General. Professor Norman F. Ramsey, a renowned US physicist from Harvard University who had once worked on the Manhattan Project, was appointed Science Advisor and chaired the first meeting of the NATO Science Committee, marking the foundation of the NATO Science Programme. Against the background of the launch of Sputnik1 by the Soviet Union, one of the Programme’s major goals was to promote the training of scientists within NATO countries to facilitate exchanges, build networks, and increase returns on research investments.

14 Mar. 2018

NATO scientific project to help Mauritania with civil protection and health

Boosting NATO’s support to Mauritania’s ability to plan for civil emergencies and telemedicine was discussed on Monday (12 March 2018) by experts from Mauritania, France and Romania.

5 Mar. 2018

How do women in science contribute to peace and security?

Women make a difference in peace and security – including through science. Female scientists and experts provide their leadership and expertise and engage in knowledge-sharing and training initiatives through the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme in a number of fields in relation to today’s security challenges. Discover some of these remarkable women.

26 Feb. 2018

Improving gender equality in Georgia’s armed forces

As the armed forces of various countries open up more positions to women, striving for gender equality and reducing barriers for the meaningful participation of women in the military is increasingly important. The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme supports a project to improve the conditions of women in Georgia’s armed forces.

20 Feb. 2018

NATO launches second cyber defence project with Moldova

The Moldovan Armed Forces are looking to develop and improve their cyber defence capabilities, so as to be able to face sophisticated and emerging cyber threats that may affect the military information networks management and security. On 13 February 2018, NATO and the Republic of Moldova launched a multi-year project to support these efforts under the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.

1 Feb. 2018

NATO supports dialogue between Allied military cadets and Afghan citizens

Over the last three years, military personnel from Allied nations and civilians from Afghanistan have been involved in a direct dialogue meant to facilitate communication between people from differing cultural backgrounds. This project was financed through the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) and ended in December 2017.

12 Dec. 2017

NATO supports Mauritania in enhancing its crisis management system

Mauritania, like other countries in the Sahel region, is confronted with many security challenges, ranging from trafficking to terrorism. The crisis management centre implemented through the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) can contribute to the fight against these threats. The system could also serve as a model for the neighbouring countries and regional organisations which have shown interest in this innovative centre.

12 Dec. 2017

NATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidents

A group of 15 experts from Kuwait took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait City from 3 to 7 December 2017. The event was the first of five tailor-made advanced training courses to be delivered at the Centre in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Other areas of training include energy security and cyber defence.

29 Nov. 2017

NATO trains Egyptian experts in improvised explosive devices investigation

Fifteen experts from the Egyptian Armed Forces took part in a training from 13 to 23 November 2017 at the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Madrid, Spain. Participants enhanced their skills in collecting, assessing and disseminating information and intelligence on improvised explosive devices that kill both soldiers and civilians.

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