I wish to take this opportunity to submit to RECSA(The Regional Centre on Small Arms) Member States, stakeholders, development partners and interested groups, the two year report for the period July 2014 to June 2016. RECSA envisions a safe and secure subregion in a peaceful continent, free from arms proliferation. Our mission to coordinate action against small arms and light weapons proliferation is supported by a distinctive mandate to implement the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States. In our determination to realize our mission and vision, we operated
under the following three key pillars as stipulated in the RECSA Strategic Plan of 2009 – 2014 upon which the report is summarized:
i. Institutional Development
ii. Promoting and Facilitating Effective Management of SALW
iii. Effective Generation and Provision of SALWInformation
The activities undertaken during the period under review enhanced the realization of the organization’s mandate and the promotion of peace and security and hence contributed to sustainable development in the region.