Validation workshop of Ghana’s gap analysis of the legal status quo of existing legislation as well as other relevant documents and frameworks involving all relevant parties

Activity description

On 21-24 November 2021, as part of the joint AU-BICC project and with funding from Germany, the African Union and BICC continued to support the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons of Ghana in harmonising its national legislation with the ATT and the ECOWAS Convention. Specifically, on these dates the African Union and BICC validated the gap analysis of Ghana’s current legislative regime vis-a-vis the country’s obligations under various international, regional and sub-regional Instruments.

Project description

The AU-BICC project on Arms Control in Africa is implemented by the African Union Commission in cooperation with BICC and with funding from Germany. The project started in April 2021 and aims at continuing providing support to the African union its Regional Economic Communities, Regional Bodies and Member States to coordinate and implement arms control measures on a strategical, technical and policy level.

Type of Activity
Legal or legislative assistance
Focus of Activity
Brokering controls
Control list
Import controls
Regional cooperation
Regional instruments
Reporting on arms transfers
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment controls
African Union (AU)
Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC)
Contact Details
The African Union Commission - Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) Department
Roosevelt Street (Old Airport Area) W. 21 K 19 P.o.Box 3243 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia