Building Capacity for Effective Implementation of the ATT

Implementing agency: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Project timeframe: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2016

Target countries: Austria, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Finland, Germany, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and Zambia

Goal: To increase the knowledge base of participating individuals on the implications of ATT provisions and of relevant existing practises of, and options for, their effective implementation to transfer information and expertise back to States.


Activities and Outputs:

Participants at the Geneva Workshop
  • The project allowed the implementing agency to organize four, five-day training courses (two in English in Geneva and two in French in Africa) for nearly 120 practitioners largely from governments active in the implementation of the ATT. The courses greatly improve the capacity of governments and individuals to implement the Treaty as demonstrated by evaluation surveys, and a community of practice has emerged to continue information and experience exchanges as well as mutual assistance in addressing the challenges of the Treaty.


  • Attendees regularly meet at ATT Conferences of States Parties and other related events and continue to exchange information, experiences and best practices through various social media channels and bilateral and regional contacts. The GCSP also encourages such communication by circulating information material to its Alumni and by seeking to offer refresher courses and side events during ATT meetings in the future.












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