EU-ATT OP Ghana Initial Country Visit

Activity description

As part of the 'EU-ATT OP', the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) held an event with ATT-experts from the UK, Latvia, South Africa and various Ghanaian stakeholders to discuss ATT-implementation in Ghana and how the ATT-OP can support their efforts. Discussions were held between the ATT-Experts and different Ministries, security forces, civil society organizations and parliamentarians. After having identified potential challenges and particularities for Ghana while implementing the ATT, a roadmap will be jointly developed by the ATT- Experts and Ghanaian authorities and serve as a work plan for the upcoming activities in the scope of the project. The first roadmap activity is scheduled to be conducted in January 2016. In the meantime ATT experts will support Ghana in implementing the ATT provisions into their national legislation.

Project description

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.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Transfer controls
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
European Union (EU)
Contact Details

European External Action Service
Directorate for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention
B-1049 Brussels

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
Division 225
Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Phone: +49 6196 908-2602
Fax: +49 6196 908 11-2602