EU P2P ATT Outreach Programme Initial Assessment Visit to Zambia
As part of the EU-ATT Outreach Programme (EU-ATT OP), an initial assessment visit was organised by BAFA in Lusaka, Zambia, on 20-30 November 2017 with the main aim to identify the needs and challenges of the Zambian stakeholders. During the visit a group of ATT experts held several meetings with various representatives of Zambian authorities coming, inter alia, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Jusce, Ministry of Defence, Revenue Service. The meeting concluded a first draft of a joint roadmap which will be the basis of the further cooperation.
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 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. 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. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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