APOPO


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APOPO

APOPO is a social enterprise, registered in Belgium and active in the African Great Lakes Region. APOPO's mission is to help save the lives of vulnerable populations by teaching them how to train rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, and it has developed an appropriate detection technology based on the extremely sensitive olfaction capacity of trained rodents. This approach to humanitarian challenges has been endorsed by 11 African Great Lakes Region countries.

We have supported APOPO in its efforts to expand its operations to Angola, where a new operational mine clearance concept will be tested. At this stage APOPO works primarily in Tanzania and Mozambique. In cooperation with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and Norwegian People's Aid, APOPO will deploy landmine detection rats in support of the "Land Release" project, which encourages better assessments of the risk of suspected areas, and the more efficient use of available resources to release land back to original populations.

Website: www.apopo.org
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