EU-ATT Outreach Project II Roadmap Activity II for Zambia
On 28 – 29 November 2018 the Second Roadmap Activity for Zambia under the second phase of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Programme (ATT OP II) was conducted in Siavonga, Zambia, by BAFA. The event focused on the development of the national transfer control legislation and the harmonization of the ATT implementation with further international agreements and treaties, such as the UN Programme of Action and the Firearms Protocol. Further topics addressed were regional cooperation and the establishment of a transit licensing system.
The event kicked-off with discussions on the state of the art of the national legislation and the control list, facilitated by a presentation from the national focal point. The discussion was further supported by a representative of Nigeria who also offered a short presentation on the implementation of the ATT in his country, also mentioning the main challenges.
As Zambia is considered as a transit country due to its location, the event also included a session on licensing for transit cases. A presentation including a case study was designed to sensitize the audience on the issue and to discuss possible measures. Finally, the objective of the session on regional cooperation was to present examples on how regional cooperation platforms function and to show what levels of information exchange could be necessary among countries of a region. The event in Siavonga was supported by ATT experts from Nigeria, Ghana, Hungary and New Zealand.
The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project' is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support a number of States in strengthening their arms transfer control systems with a view to being able to implement the ATT. The project also aims to increase awareness and ownership of the ATT at national and regional levels and therein contribute to its universalisation. The EU ATT Outreach Project has three different components: 1) Tailored National Assistance Programmes; 2) Ad-hoc Activities; and 3) Regional Seminars. National assistance programmes are developed in close cooperation with partner countries. Key elements of national assistance programmes are: an initial needs assessment visit; inclusive roadmap development; and, practical support follow up activities. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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