Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade: National Action Plans as a strategic tool for weapons and ammunition management/small arms control (English language)

Implementation

Challenges

  • the importance of strengthening data collection;
  • sharing data between relevant stakeholders to solidify synergies; and
  • boosting data visualization.

Ways forward

  • Ensure national buy-in at all levels to create a solid foundation for implementation;
  • Strengthen the national focal point;
  • Support capacity development of relevant institutions;
  • Conduct thorough assessments to prioritize needs;
  • Establish measurable indicators to enable subsequent monitoring and evaluation;
  • Harmonize the NAPs with national development frameworks and priorities, as well as international commitments;
  • Safeguard coordination and cooperation between relevant agencies; and
  • Seek support from relevant funding institutions to mobilize resources for activities
  • Chair: Francis Wairagu, Small Arms Survey
  • Anne-Séverine Fabre, Small Arms Survey
  • Abubaker Ntambi, RECSA
  • Abraham Kuch Kuol, South Sudan

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