EUP2P Outreach Project II - Second Roadmap Activity in Jamaica
Within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), a Second Roadmap Activity for Jamaica was organised by BAFA on 18-19 April 2018 in Kingston. This seminar mirrored the roadmap which was jointly developed by the experts' team and the Jamaican stakeholders. The participants summarised the achievements of the previous roadmap such as the creation of a licensing users guide and highlighted the main challenges for the country regarding the effective implementation of the ATT. National control list issues were discussed as well as the risk assessment criteria. The main problems of armed violence and the sources of arms diversion were addressed as well as transit and transshipment issues. The work of BAFA was supported by experts from CARICOM IMPACS, Sweden, Hungary and UK.
The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project (EU ATT-OP)', as part of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EUP2P) Export Control Programme, is to support the 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. 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.