Andy Grantham is a Technical Advisor within the Ammunition Management Advisory Team (AMAT). AMAT is a technical assistance mechanism set up by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with the aim to support States in ammunition management in accordance with the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). He initially joined the GICHD in September 2016. His role is to provide rapid technical assistance to national authorities in the safe and secure ammunition management, including through the framework of the UN SaferGuard quick-response mechanism. He further conducts longer-term technical support and outreach to national authorities, donors and relevant organisations on IATG-compliant ammunition stockpile management systems and procedures.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Andy Grantham was a Mentor and Trainer of UN troops in Mali concentrating on EOD and IEDD. He started his career with the British Army as an Ammunition Technician. He has worked as an Explosives Safety Advisor at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the UK, as well as in NGOs and commercial companies in Libya, Afghanistan and Mali.