GCSP 2019 Course on Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

08/04/2019
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12/04/2019
Activity description

On 8-12 April 2019, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), with the financial support of Australia, Spain, Switzerland and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), held a five-day executive course on all aspects of ATT implementation for officials and representatives of civil society and industry from different regions of the world.

 

Project description

The project ‘Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)’ has been implemented by GCSP since 2014 and received funding for multiple project phases from the United Nations Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR) as well as other donors. The project aims to increase the knowledge base of participating individuals on the implications of ATT provisions and of relevant existing practises of, and options for, their effective implementation to transfer information and expertise back to States. The project includes week-long five-day training courses (in English in Geneva, in French in Africa and most recently Spanish) for practitioners from governments active in the implementation of the ATT. The courses seek to improve the capacity of governments and individuals to implement the Treaty and establish a community of practitioners to continue information and experience exchanges as well as mutual assistance in addressing the challenges of the ATT. Since 2014 the course has attracted over 450 participants.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Focus of Activity
Brokering controls
Control list
Diversion
Gender based violence (GBV)
Record-keeping
Reporting on arms transfers
Risk assessments
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment controls
Partners
Barbados
Cameroon
Colombia
Costa Rica
France
Georgia
Germany
Guatemala
Honduras
Iraq
Italy
Japan
Libya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mexico
Nigeria
Palestine
Philippines
Romania
Samoa
Slovakia
South Africa
Thailand
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Implementers
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Donors
Australia
Spain
Switzerland
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Budget
USD
Contact Details

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Maison de la paix Ch. Eugène Rigot 2 D

Tel.: +41 22 730 96 41

Fax: +41 22 730 96 49

E-mail: exedu@gcsp.ch

Point of Contact: Marc Finaud

Phone: + 41 22 730 96 41

E-mail: m.finaud@gcsp.ch