EU P2P ATT OP II Sub-Regional Seminar in Ghana
As part of the second phase of the European Union’s P2P ATT Outreach Project, Expertise France organised a regional seminar in Ghana, on 3 and 4 December 2019, in cooperation with the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCSALW).
Held in Accra, this seminar brought together delegations from Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Zambia, as well as representatives from the ECOWAS Commission and BAFA (the implementing agency for Ghana’s roadmap).
Each delegation presented an overview of its country’s past, current and projected efforts to implement the provisions of the ATT as well as the main challenges faced.
In addition, through two group exercises and presentations, the team of experts exchanged views and experiences with the attendees on the control of arms transfers with topics such as:
- The establishment of a national list of controlled arms and military equipment;
- The control of the re-export of military equipment;
- The role of the ECOWAS Commission in controlling the import of SALW by its Member States;
- The control of brokering activities.
This seminar also offered an opportunity to promote the ATT and the EU ATT OP to potential new partners (such as Liberia and Gambia).
The EUP2P ATT is a programme of the European Union in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) co-implemented by Expertise France and BAFA. The main objectives of this programme are to promote the effective implementation of the ATT by supporting partner countries in the strengthening of their arms transfer control systems and to work towards the universal adoption of the treaty.
Point of Contact: Caroline PARQUET