West Africa: WAANSA Civil Society Forum

On 23rd August 2010, the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA) held a civil society forum in Accra, Ghana. The Ghanaian Minister of Defence and Minister of Interior spoke at the forum. The ECOWAS Commission, UNDP, Association of National Commissions on Small Arms in West Africa, West African Network for Peace building (WANEP), Ghana National Commission on Small Arms (GNACSA), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the IANSA secretariat were also represented. The forum was followed by the Second General Assembly of WAANSA where a new executive committee was elected.