Technical Risk Assessments of Weapons and Munitions Stores in Mali
As part of the 'Regional assistance to Arms Management and Destruction in Sahel-West Africa', MAG received a formal request to assess additional weapons and ammunition storage facilities belonging to the army, air force, National Guard and the police. MAG selected seven armouries and two ammunition stores in Bamako and provided experts to conduct the technical assessments in July 2015.
The 'Arms Management and Destruction Programme for Sahel-West Africa' is a regional project co-funded by the US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and the German Federal Foreign Office. MAG is working with states in the Sahel and West Africa to identify areas for assistance and improve management of nationally held weapons and ammunition, with the aim of reducing the risk of diversion of items to the illicit market as well as the risk of unplanned explosions in munitions depots. The project aims to contribute to security in the region by equipping states in the Sahel and West Africa with the infrastructure and training to tackle the challenge of conventional arms proliferation in the long term.
Djadranka Gillesen, MAG Regional Representative
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