EU-ATT Outreach Project Second Roadmap Activity in Ghana
The second roadmap activity for Ghana was conducted within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project. Based on the outcomes of the first activity this January and the jointly developed roadmap, this seminar focused on the licensing system in as well as record keeping and reporting obligations for ATT parties. The establishment of a risk management system was another point of discussion. Foreshadowing the third activity, the last session of the seminar was dedicated to enforcement issues with a particular focus on counter diversion mechanisms.
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.