Åsa Gilbert has been working in Mine Action since 2004 - she has worked for the United Nations (UN), for the Geneva International Centre for Demining, and extensively in the non-governmental organisation (NGO) world. Åsa has completed a myriad of field-based work, particularly when she worked for the UN. Åsa is a research expert and has written aspects of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and expert papers for the industry. She was also an EOD trainer for the Swedish army.
Today, Åsa works at SafeLane Global, a commercial explosive threat mitigation company, as their Business Development Manager (after previously being their Operations Manager). She helps connect SafeLane to important projects across the world using her expert knowledge of the Mine Action industry.
When dealing with international operations sometimes things don’t go to plan. Maybe someone is sick or needs to leave unexpectedly. SafeLane has got people who are literally experts in overcoming the challenges of everyday life.10 December 2021
I’ve learnt a lot about adaptability – and understanding how and when to amend the methodology. This flexible approach means we’re always putting the client first.10 December 2021
What I find really interesting about the [Mine Action] sector is being able to dissect it from so many angles.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work in the field, research international standards, I’ve provided advisory and consultancy services, I’ve run NGO operations across the world…
Mine action, although niche, is a hugely diverse space. It means I’m always able to develop my skills and learn something new – which keeps me interested.10 December 2021