EU P2P ATT Outreach Programme Second Ad-hoc Seminar in Zambia
As part of the ‘EUP2P export control programme for arms-ATT’ (EUP2P-ATT), the ad hoc assistance activity for Zambia took place in Lusaka on 22-23 March 2017. Based on the outcomes of the first seminar in 2016, this event aimed to further support the implementation of the ATT in Zambia. During the seminar updates were provided on the current national implementation of the ATT in the country. Furthermore, participants and experts engaged in discussions about controlled transfers, end use verification as well as customs enforcement and illegal arms diversion in Southern Africa. An additional session was also dedicated to physical security and stockpile management. The organizers were supported by experts from Croatia, Ghana, Hungary, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
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.