Organization of a CNC-ALPC workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of the National Action Plan for the control of small arms and light weapons in the DRC

Kinshasa, June 5th, 2021 (CPA).- A monitoring-evaluation workshop, during which the National Commission for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Reduction of Armed Violence (CNC-ALPC) will present the preliminary conclusions of the results collected within the monitoring tool and will determine, with all the partners concerned, the actions to be carried out as well as those to be programmed, will be organized at the Rotana hotel, on June 8 and 9, 2021 in Kinshasa, indicates a press release. of this structure. During this workshop, participants will be divided into four distinct study groups dealing with the legal framework and national legislation on SALW; the control and management of SALW; training and gender as well as research, awareness and popularization in the field of SALW. The CNC-ALPC was created by interministerial decree in 2018 to coordinate arms control actions at the national level. As part of its mandate, the CNC-ALPC developed, in 2018 with the support of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS in DRC), a national action plan for the control of SALW in the DRC (PAN 2018-2022), around several axes of intervention, and put forward specific activities and actions to be undertaken to reduce the illicit circulation of SALW on the national territory. Following this workshop, the CNC-ALPC is also organizing on June 10, 2021, at the Béatrice hotel in Kinshasa, a forum to bring together national and international actors as well as technical and financial partners involved in SALW control in the DRC.During this forum, this structure will present the preliminary conclusions and the main conclusions of the aforementioned workshop to all partners, national and international, as well as those technical and financial (TFP) engaged and / or interested in the issue of control of SALW in the DRC. These meetings will allow all partners engaged in the fight against the proliferation of SALW in the DRC to identify priority actions to be implemented before the end of the 2018-2022 NAP, as well as those to be programmed post-NAP, the source specifies. ACP/

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