Research project

Measuring, Prioritizing and Evaluating Efforts to Implement SALW Controls: Capacity-Building on Small Arms Management through Regional Workshops on the Use and Integration of the ISACS Software Tool (Phase III)

This research project was carried out from December 2013 to January 2015

To build capacity of United Nations Agencies as well as regional organizations in the use and integration of the ISACS self-assessment software tool in their own programming and training activities. This established a global network of institutions that are capable of providing tailored training activities on the ISACS tool to their beneficiaries, including states. The capacity-building activities undertaken in this phase created a sustainable model for long-term use and dissemination of the ISACS self-assessment software, enabling trained institutions to serve as a force multiplier in assisting interested users (United Nations field and country offices as well as states) domesticate the Standards into their small arms strategies, policies and programmes in a practical manner. Phase III placed particular emphasis on promoting South-South cooperation in building capacity on the use of the ISACS software tool.

Staff: Himayu Shiotani, Hardy Giezendanner

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities.
In addition, dedicated project funding was received from Finland and Germany.

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To help build a cadre of professionals proficient in using the ISACS Assessment Tool—and in training others how to use it—UNIDIR, in cooperation with regional partners, organized a series of 5 regional Training-of-Trainers style capacity building workshops in the second half of 2014 in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia:

  - Belgrade, Serbia: 22-24 July 2014
  - Lima, Peru: 19-20 August 2014
  - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: 25-27 August 2014
  - Nairobi, Kenya: 22-24 September 2014
  - Wellington, New Zealand: 2-5 December 2014