MSAG training for East African States uses ISACS as basis

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Stained glass window at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The IPSTC provides training to armed forces in East Africa on a range of peace support issues, including small arms and light weapons control

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NAIROBI, KENYA — The Multinational Small Arms and Ammunition Group (MSAG) trained 27 military, police and corrections officers from 8 East African States on physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) of small arms and light weapons, using ISACS as a basis for the course.  

Officers from Burundi, Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda participated in the training.  

Eight East African officers who had earlier participated in a training-of-trainers course led the training alongside MSAG Verification Officers from Austria, France and Germany.  

The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit delivered a training module on the International Small Arms Control Standards and its Assessment Tool, in particular as they relate to stockpile management.  The in-depth PSSM training modules, developed my MSAG, use ISACS as a basis.  

The training is part of a broader initiative by MSAG to build the capacity of East African States to put in place effective controls over the full lifecycle of small arms and light weapons.