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Samuel Paunila

Mr Samuel Paunila

Head of Ammunition Management Advisory Team, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Mr. Paunila has worked in the GICHD as an Advisor for Ammunition Technical Operations since February 2013. He advises national authorities in issues of physical security and stockpile management, and development of sustainable State policies and practices to addressing explosive remnants of war. Prior to the GICHD, Mr. Paunila directed mine action, ammunition disposal and armed violence reduction programmes with Danish Demining Group, and before this, he operated in the field of ammunition stockpile management with Finnish Defence Forces.

His longest field postings were in Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka and Uganda. Mr. Paunila’s education is a combination of academic and practical disciplines with degrees in explosive weapon systems, automation engineering, and resilience.