Control Arms partners in Ghana organized a successful two-day workshop on “Enhancing the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty in Ghana; Roles and Obligations of Stakeholders” last month in Accra.

The meeting was led by the West African Action Network on Small Arms and Light Weapons, WAANSA-Ghana in collaboration with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Ghana National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA).

The first session, on July 12th focused on increasing awareness of citizens and was attended by Civil Society Organizations and representatives from different media outlets. The following day focused mainly on Government Experts and Development Partners in Ghana.

Over 50 participants attended the meetings, moderated by Francis Ameyibor, the Deputy News Editor for the Ghana News Agency and a Steering Committee member of WAANSA-Ghana.

The main purpose of the workshop was to complement government efforts towards the successful implementation of the ATT in Ghana, through increasing awareness of the ATT, equipping delegates to the Conference of States Parties (CSP) with tools that would allow them to communicate the needs of developing countries towards successful ATT implementation, .

Dynamic discussion and engagement by all participants enabled the main goals to be attained and participants left the meeting enthused and ready to give their support for the smooth implementation of the Treaty.

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