Thursday, 20 November 2014

Training Workshop: Physical Security and Stockpile management

From 16 to 20 November 2014, BICC is supporting a regional Pysical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) for Arms and Ammunition Training Course, which is organized by the Sub-regional Arms Control Mechanism (SARCOM) in Khartoum, Sudan.

PSSM training workshop in Khartoum, Sudan. Photos: N. Acharya/BICC

The course is attended by some 30 participants from Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, South Sudan and Sudan. In addition to BICC staff, the trainers include representatives from the Military Verification Centers in Austria and Germany, as well as Professor Paul Holtom of the University of Coventry. BICC has been supporting the SARCOM mechanism since its inception in May 2012.

The training workshop is supported by the German Foreign Office.



 Opening session 


 Sudanese government representative and Nikhil Acharya, BICC



 Malian government representative and Luuk van de Vondervoort, BICC



Nikhil Acharya, Capt. Laurentius Wedeniwski, Verification Center of the German Armed Forces, and Lt. Col. Thomas Krainz, Austrian Verification Center (f. l. t. r.)