EU-ATT Outreach Project II - Initial Visit to Cameroon

Activity description

As part of the EU-ATT Outreach Programme (EU-ATT OP), Expertise France organized an initial visit in Yaoundé, Cameroon on 21-22 February 2018, to kick off the long-term partnership newly established. The EU team of experts had an opportunity to acquire a view of the state of play concerning ATT implementation by Cameroon. The discussions took place at the Ministry for External Relations in Yaoundé with 20 participants of the ministries and agencies in charge. The visit was successful in that to identify the issues to focus on for the three years of the program. The roadmap to be implemented under this project will consist in four activities of two days in the country as well as participation to regional and sub-regional activities.

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 supports 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. A second edition of the project was initiated on 29 May 2017 by Council Decision 2017/915 and it is co-implemented by BAFA and Expertise France. 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.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Transfer controls
Expertise France
European Union (EU)
Expertise France
Contact Details

Expertise France

73 rue de Vaugirard

75006 Paris, France

Points of Contact:

Vincent Trouvé, project leader

Caroline Parquet, project manager