On 6 May 2020, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), in cooperation with the Government of Germany, convened an online meeting to exchange updates on weapons and ammunition management (WAM) activities in Africa. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a platform for UNIDIR and its WAM partners to exchange information on their current work and adjusted plans and activities on WAM in Africa in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was organised in two sessions—French and English—to facilitate wide participation and respond to different language needs of the participants. The event was organised by invitation-only. The discussions and key issues that were raised in the two sessions, as well as written contributions from partners on the current initiatives and assistance available for strengthening WAM in Africa are summarised in this report.


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Sponsor Organizations: Finland, Germany, Switzerland

Citation: Anna Mensah (2020) "Weapon and Ammunition Management in Africa: Online Update Meeting Summary", UNIDIR, Geneva.