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the development initiative

TDI was established in 2005 to provide a range of professional services to multinational companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations. To date, TDI has successfully undertaken over 80 projects in  DRC, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Togo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire and most recently, Central African Republic.


Amongst other achievements, TDI has cleared over 26 600 km of routes and roads, removed over 84, 000 items of unexploded ordnance, safely destroyed over 470 tonnes of unserviceable and obsolete munitions and provided risk education to over 240 000 local people.


TDI considers each contract’s unique parameters and terrain in order to provide the appropriate and necessary tools to get the job done efficiently, cost effectively and safely.

Highly skilled staff

The TDI team is incredibly diverse, with a wealth of best practice experience in their respective fields. Their backgrounds range from the military and mine clearance to logistics support, marketing and finance. Collectively they have worked in Bosnia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Laos, Somalia, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This enables TDI to offer a consistently high level of service, tailored to each customer’s requirements.

Stringent quality and safety checks

TDI constantly strives to improve their level of performance and provide the highest quality of service in the industry. They use a rigorous set of key performance indicators and actively encourage independent benchmarking and customer feedback. A commitment to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is also a top priority for TDI.

Tailor-made solutions to suit your business needs

 Projects are approached with flexibility and a made-to-measure solution is agreed with each client. An expert project manager runs the team, using TDI’s proven methodology and standard operating procedures. The TDI Operations Headquarters provide 24-hour support to teams in the field, to ensure that service backup is guaranteed at all times.

Support for local communities

 Local communities are always top of mind for the TDI team. Where possible, TDI uses builds local capacity by using local resources and training local people, teaching them skills and providing employment.

Our Services include

client feedback

Slide “TDI has provided a professional and high level of clearance support and accompanying project management. We would recommend them to any future contractor.” Kenan Ozpulat, General Manager, Ant Insaat Sanayi Tic Ltd, 23 February 2011 Slide “Exceeded all my expectations on this work, the professionalism and standard of the work process was exceptional... TDI played a big part in keeping my schedule on track.” Jack Currie, Task Order Manager, Louis Berger/ Black and Veath JV,2008 Slide “I have found TDI to be very thorough and professional in carrying out their demining activities and I have no hesitation in recommending their services to prospective clients.” Dave Little, Chief of Party, Louis Berger Group, Feb 2010 Slide “TDI continues to adapt to the changing requirements of the operational environment and we would have no reservations on recommending them for inclusion in further projects in challenging conditions.“ James Jost, Executive VP – Operations, Terra Seis Geophysical Limited, 20 August 2006 Slide “TDI have conducted all operations with professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative. They have kept production going during extreme weather, when other subcontractors have not been able to maintain their operations.” Phillip Ward, CEO, White Nile Ltd, July 2007 Slide “The work completed to date has been to a standard exceeding expectations of WesternGeco.” Gerrit Schol, WJO Project & Operations Manager, WesternGeco, Kuwait 2015 Slide “(TDI) have conducted themselves in a professional and dedicated manner in all interaction with the Sudanese authorities and local population. In addition to this they have worked closely with the National Mine Action Centre when required and cooperated fully with all our partners in Darfur for which we are very grateful.” Col. A.A Amir, General Director, NMAC, Sudan, 2015 Slide “I am indebted to TDI for the intense and comprehensive training of Sibro’s National EOD Operators and the continuing mentorship of these teams…It is my fervent hope that TDI should continue its good work” A.Y. Mubarak, Director General, Sibro Organisation for Development, Sudan, 2014 Slide “We can certify that the professional relationship established early last year has yielded success in implementing a complex project and delivering the expected results. We value TDI as a reliable partner and are extremely satisfied with the cooperation to date.” Philipp v. Michaelis, Director Sales, MineWolf Systems AG, Sudan, 2011 Slide They have provided a professional and high level of clearance support as well as project management throughout the contract period. We would recommend them to any future contractor.” Gokhan Gul, Member of the Board, Gulsan Group of Companies, South Sudan, 2011 Slide "TDI have proven themselves to be a responsive, reliable and capable mine action company and continue to provide BGP with a high level of service in Kuwait" Liu Renwu, General Manager, BGP Kuwait, 2016 Slide "TDI senior management and international staff in South Sudan have demonstrated remarkable professionalism and fortitude (throughout the recent crisis) in South Sudan and they have worked hard to provide strong support to UNMAS" P.Heslop, Chief, Planning and Programming, UNMAS, 2016