Specialist Operation receives a research grant from the Creative Industry Fund NL for the development of reconstruction fundamentals for conflict affected environments. Based on prior research, a great deal of time and money is lost in reconstruction projects in conflict areas. Analyses show that spatial expertise and reconstruction principles are largely absent in international missions. The project intents to develop a field manual that can be used in these projects so that local needs and results are better aligned.

The manual is intended for all individuals (civilian/military) who are active in conflict areas. The fundamentals will contain instruction cards, to be consulted in the field and a doctrine, part of an overall effort to educate parts of the armed forces that are deployed during missions. The project is developed in close collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Army and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.