The AU-Germany Project on Enhanced Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control and Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) in the Greater Sahel Region

Implementing agency: African Union Commission (AU)

Project timeframe: 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017

Target countries: The Greater Sahel region: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia

Goal: Enhance the AU’s capacity to provide expertise and training in PSSM throughout the Greater Sahel region, by developing an AU roster for PSSM experts and working with AU member states, regional organizations, international implementing agencies, and regional training centers.

Activities: Identify African civilian and military personnel eligible for inclusion in the AU roster of PSSM. Develop an AU operational guidance note on PSSM which outlines the necessary preconditions for a successful PSSM intervention and emphasizes the need for ‘high impact low cost’ interventions in resource scarce contexts.