EU-ATT Outreach Project 2 - Roadmap Activity for Ghana I

Activity description

As part of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), the first roadmap activity for Ghana took place on 13-14 December 2017. The event launched the roadmap cooperation for the second phase of the EU ATT project. Ghana was a partner country also under ATT-OP I and it has received substantial support from the EU. The main goal of the event was the development of a new joint roadmap. Furthermore, experts form Latvia, Zambia, the UK and Hungary discussed the latest international developments with a particular focus on the outcomes of the third Conference of State- Parties (CSP3) of the ATT, as well as the establishment of a national firearms register and the detection of illegal arms trafficking within the country. In the coming years, BAFA will organise a number of roadmap activities as well as study visits for the country.

Project description

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. 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.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
European Union (EU)
Contact Details

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)

Division 225

Address: Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35, 65760 Eschborn, Germany

Phone: +49 6196 908-2602

Fax: +49 6196 908 11-2602