ISACS helps UNREC build PSSM capacity of Sahel States

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Participants in the ISACS training in Lomé, Togo, complete a simulation exercise using the ISACS Assessment Tool.

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On 15-17 November 2016, the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit contributed to a conference in Lomé, Togo, on strengthening arms and ammunition physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) in 6 countries in the Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria.

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), who organised the conference, is carrying out a three-year, EU funded project to assist these countries to reach their SDG 16.4 target of reducing illicit arms flows by building their capacity in the area of PSSM in accordance with international standards, including ISACS.  

Following the conference, the ISACS Coordinator conducted an one-day training on ISACS and the ISACS Assessment Tool for 10 UNREC staff and 4 Togolese government officials drawn from the National SALW Commission, the Ministry of Security and the Armed Forces.

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