The Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States (RECSA) is an intergovernmental organization established in June 2005. The Secretariat is mandated to build the capacity of the Member States, coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Nairobi Protocol within the RECSA Region. RECSA therefore remains the only internationally recognized inter-governmental organization within Africa whose sole mandate is to address the proliferation of illicit SALW to provide a conducive environment for sustainable development.

Our Mission

RECSA’s Mission is to coordinate action against Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation in the great lakes region and horn of Africa.This is inline with Our Vision “A safe and secure sub-region in a peaceful continent free from arms proliferation”.

Vision

A safe and secure sub region in a peaceful continent free from arms proliferation

Core Values

  • Flexibility
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency

Earlier today during the launch of the September 2021 Africa Amnesty Month campaign under the AU’s Silencing the Guns Initiative by Republic of Kenya in Nairobi

Chief guest at todays #AAM launch in Nairobi is Mr Moffat Kandi - Principal Administrative Secretary representing the CS Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government - Kenya

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Happening Now: Launch of the September 2021 Africa Amnesty Month campaign under the AU’s Silencing the Guns Initiative by Republic of Kenya in Nairobi

#AUPSC devotes an Open Session on the Commemoration of the 2021 Africa Amnesty Month in the presence of AU #MSs, Reps -#RECs/#RMs;@recsasec; Special Rep. of the #UNSG & Head @UNOAU_ @HannaTetteh @ 1029th AUPSC #AfricaAmnestyMonth 4 the surrender & collection of illicit weapons

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Today during a two day workshop for the development of an action plan for RECSA-UNITAR joint resource mobilization.

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