Activity title

Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa Region 2018

09/07/2018 - 13/07/2018

Background

Activity description
As part of the project ‘Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region’, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) organized an executive education course in Geneva on 9-13 July, 2018. The activity was funded by the Swiss Federal Departments of Foreign Affairs (DFAE) and Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). It brought together 14 officials from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Senegal and Sudan, and representatives of NGOs and GCSP Fellows. The course provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss international legal and other responses to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons. Geneva-based experts delivered presentations on nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons as well as international humanitarian law. The participants took part in visits and exercises as well as a roundtable on the role of civil society and gender issues.

Project description
The project ‘Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region’ is being implemented by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and specifically seeks to engage both Geneva-based practitioners and regional stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa on international arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. The project includes both courses in Geneva and courses in the MENA region focussing on weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons, international humanitarian law and specific regional security challenges.

Focus of Activity

Transfer controls
International instruments
Regional cooperation
Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building

Partners

Algeria
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Libya
Palestine
Senegal
Sudan

Implementers

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Donors

Switzerland

URLs

Related Activities

Contact Details

Marc Finaud, Senior Programme Advisor
GCSP
Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D
1211 Geneva 1 (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 (0)22 730 96 41
Email: m.finaud@gcsp.ch