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Training in small arms control in South Sudan

Sudan has suffered from conflict and war for more than 50 years. In January 2005, a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed, formally putting to an end the civil war between the North (Government of Sudan-GOS) and the South (Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement-SPLA/M). While the CPA aims at establishing peace and stability in Sudan, the security situation in the South remains fragile. One reason is the presence of small arms and light weapons (SALW) which are widespread in the region. In 2006, BICC addressed this threat by conducting a number of training courses on SALW control in South Sudan, generously funded by the German Foreign Office and Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada. These courses, which were implemented in cooperation with World Vision International, Pact, the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society (IPCS), and the Security Commission of the South Sudan Legislature, took place in Juba, Tonj, Ayod, Bor and Yei. Participants included members from civil society and community-based organizations (CBOs), local administration, the Government of South Sudan, as well as the media.

Project partners (outside BICC)

World Vision International, Pact, the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society (IPCS), and the Security Commission of the South Sudan Legislature

Funded by

Federal Foreign Office, Germany; Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada

Duration of project

until 2007

Other publications

People Safe from Guns in South Sudan-Training Course Documentation, Bor and Ayod, South Sudan. März 2007. BICC: Bonn. 

Training in Small Arms Control in South Sudan BICC-APFO Workshop Report. Dezember 2006: BICC: Bonn.