Despite decades of lip service and inadequate solutions, the mundane chore of arms and ammunition ‘record-keeping’ has long remained a pressing need in communities most at risk of armed violence. Now a comprehensive solution, rolled out initially in the Pacific and West Africa, offers to break the logjam.
In a quantum leap forward, ArmsTracker has partnered with Beyond Essential Solutions to power arms and ammunition record-keeping for mobile and hand-held devices.
State agencies with the fewest resources are now offered a low-cost, or a no-cost solution to enforce national laws and to observe regional and international commitments, in their own language.
Preventing armed violence in Africa and Oceania is the focus of this Centre. Our efforts to avoid more gun death and injury are now accelerated by the effects of COVID-19 in Africa, and in the Pacific.
As part of a national project led by Conflict Armament Research, CAVR visited Mogadishu to help install a customised version of ArmsTracker.
The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) has begun a UN-funded partnership with ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States.
Samoa now registers all state-owned and private firearms using ArmsTracker ‘no net cost’ software designed and customised by CAVR.
ArmsTracker offers a core component of armed violence reduction to low capacity states at no net cost.
CAVR offers a version of its ArmsTracker national weapon and ammunition control system tailor-made to the needs of each state agency.