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.

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