BICC report documents use of ISACS in the Sahel


A Working Paper produced by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC) provides an overview of completed and planned small arms control efforts in the greater Sahel region during 2015 and 2016. It outlines not only current small arms control projects in 12 countries but also current capacity shortfalls. 

The working paper documents the use of ISACS in 6 countries in the greater Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria.  

The report could also have pointed to the use of ISACS to build national capacity on SALW control in the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and Sudan and to guide SALW control work within the framework of the Central African strategy to counter terrorism and arms trafficking and the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel.  

BICC produced the working paper as part of a joint African Union / Germany project on enhanced SALW control.

READ FULL REPORT — Matching Needs and Resources: Small Arms Control Initiatives in the Greater Sahel, 2015–2016