Small Arms Light Weapons and Security in West Africa


The Abdulsalami Abubakar Institution for peace & Sustainable Development Studies (AAIPSDS), Minna, Niger State, nigeria in collaboration with Pan- African strategic & Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG), a Intercontinental Non – Governmental organization, Think – Tank & Advocacy Group Invites interested professionals to an innovative, highly intensive and well packaged, short-term course on “Small Arms Light Weapons & Security in West Africa”.
The course is tailored to provide participants with extensive knowledge and expertise on management of small arms, light weapons, mechanism for control of illicit trafficking and proliferation of small arms and light weapon, mechanism of small arms and light weapon in West Africa, and the nexus between insecurity and the proliferation small arms and light weapons in West Africa.

Core Objectives

  • To enhance the understanding of participants on the nexus between conflicts in west Africa and Small weapon proliferation in the sub-region;
  • To provide participants with latest development on control and management of small arms and light weapons in West Africa.
  • To provide participants with sound knowledge of international, regional and country legal and administrative instructions for control of small arms and light weapons.
  • To provide participants with innovative approaches to protect management and implementation with respect to small arm and light weapons control.

Target participants

    • Police Officers
    • Custom Officers
    • Military Officers
    • Community Leaders
    • Small arms and light Weapons Scholars
    • Lawmakers who seek better understanding of SALW
    • Civil Society
    • Woman Groups
    • Policy makers in relevant governmental organizations
    • Civil defense Corps/Gendarmes
    • Individuals who seeks to enhance thair understanding of SALW management   

    Date:  13th – 19th June, 2010

    Resource Persons:   Knowledgeable & seasoned practitioners with International experience in small arms, light weapons & security management.

    Venue:Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace & Sustainable Development Studies, Minna.

    Course fees:N130,000.00 (Tea break and Group Lunch, accommodation, course materials for participants outside Minna) and N85,000.00 for participants from Minna.

    Registration:Please download the application forms from the following websites:, completed forms with evidence of payment should send to the Director of the Institute. Application forms can also be obtained at the Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, Minna, Nigeria, or PANAFSTRAG Secretariat. 302 Iju Water Works Road Iju Agege Lagos, Nigeria.

    Closing Date:Completed application forms with evidence of payment must be received on or before 14th May, 2010.

    Contact: For further details please contact the following

    Ms. Diamond Preye Ogidi (Director)
    Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and
    Sustainable Development Studies
    Niger State College of Education
    P.M.B 204, Niger State Nigeria
    Mobile No. 234-8035095799,

    Mr. Linus Malu (Program Officer)
    Pan Africa Strategic & Policy Research
    Group (PANAFSTRAG)
    Shobowale House
    No 302. iju water works road
    Iju-Ishaga Agege
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Mobile No:234-8033335324

    Mr. Uloko Ferdinard (Liaison Officer)
    Pan Africa Strategic & Policy Research
    Group (PANAFSTRAG)
    21 Parakou Crescent, Wuse

    Mobile No: 234-8035929130
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