AU & Germany cooperate to apply ISACS in Sahel


"These proposals pertain to building sustainable national capacities in the region, providing guidance to Member States and implementing agencies on implementing sustainable and nationally-owned PSSM projects, and applying the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) in resource-scarce settings.  […]

"The second OGN [Operational Guidance Note] will focus on incremental steps towards the application of the ISACS and IATGs. The terms of reference and outlines of these OGNs have been finalized and the AU and Germany are currently in the process of identifying qualified consultants for their development. A workshop to validate the OGNs is expected to be held in mid-2017.” 

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READ MORE — Opening remarks by Dr Tarek A. Sharif, Head of the Defense and Security Division: AU-Germany project on enhanced small arms and light weapons control and physical security and stockpile management in the greater Sahel region donor coordination meeting: Berlin, 22 March 2017.