Research project

Transfers of Small Arms, Light Weapons and Ammunition within West Africa and their Consequences on Disarmament and Conflict Prevention Initiatives

This research project was carried out from September 2005 to January 2009

To examine cross-border transfers of small arms, light weapons, their parts and ammunition within West Africa, analyse the impact of transfers on conflict prevention and post-conflict disarmament initiatives and make recommendations to ECOWAS.

Researcher(s): Valerie Yankey-Wayne

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