EU-ATT Outreach Project First Roadmap Activity in Burkina Faso
The first roadmap activity for Burkina Faso was conducted within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project. The first day focused on the establishment of a national control of list of arms and how to use and maintain it. The second day covered inter-agency cooperation, which is supported in Burkina Faso by the High Authority of Import Control of Arms and their Use (HACIAU), and underlined the role each ministry has within a transfer.
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.