Blog detail

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND BURUNDI SALW COMMISSIONS BENCHMARKING ACTIVITY
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND BURUNDI SALW COMMISSIONS BENCHMARKING ACTIVITY

BUJUMBURA: A 4-member delegation from the Central African Republic’s National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (CAR-COMNAT) undertook a week-long benchmarking visit to the Republic of Burundi’s National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons in July 2019.

The Minister of Public Safety and Disaster Management Alain Guillaume Bunyoni received the delegation from RECSA and the Central African Republic, appreciated RECSA’s efforts to recognize and promote best practices and learning across the region. He also reiterated Burundi’s cooperation with RECSA and his support to the CAR delegation.

The President of the Burundi National Commission on SALW CPP Maurice MBONIMPA hosted his counterpart Mr. Pierre Betindji for comparative deliberations on the functioning of the commission as part of capacity-building of the CAR Commission which was established in 2017. CPP Mbonimpa also took his counterpart through the functioning of the Observatory of Armed Violence (OVA) tool which the Burundi NATCOM uses to monitor live reporting of violence across the country and generate reports to support decision making on state interventions.

The visit offered a platform for cross-learning on best practices for the effective and efficient execution of the mandates of national bodies in the management and control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). RECSA Principal Officer Mr. Dody Sahinguvu facilitated the mission on behalf the Secretariat. The benchmarking exercise is part of ongoing support by the African Development Bank to strengthening regional and national institutions for reduction of proliferation of Small Arms.

LATEST TWEETS

Regional Centre on Small Arms @recsasec
RT @GERMANYonUN: We bring together regional best practices and lessons learned from West & East Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and t…
h J R
Regional Centre on Small Arms @recsasec
RT @MATUKJp: Ce mardi 18/02, les activistes du CRISPAL-AFRIQUE ont déposé un mémorandum au @RDC_Minaffet l'invitant à déposer aux NU l'inst…
h J R
Regional Centre on Small Arms @recsasec
RT @MATUKJp: CRISPAL-AFRIQUE appelle le @RDC_Minaffet à déposer aux NU son instrument d ratification d la Convention d Kinshasa sur les ALP…
h J R
Regional Centre on Small Arms @recsasec
RT @UNICEF_AUOffice: Today is international day against the use of child soldiers.The recruitment and use of children in conflict is one of…
h J R
Regional Centre on Small Arms @recsasec
RT @UNICEF_AUOffice: Did you know? Over the last 7 years,73,800 children have been recruited in armed groups in Africa? Red Hand Day, mark…
h J R