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Capacity building

Capacity-building seminar

Since the 1990s many states, international and regional organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been engaged in a wide range of capacity-building efforts aimed at strengthening states’ dual-use and arms trade controls. The United States has been particularly active in this area, particularly with regards to dual-use export controls. Since the mid-2000s, the EU has also become a major provider in the field of capacity-building, supporting a series of activities in South Eastern Europe, South East Asia and other regions.

SIPRI has contributed to this capacity-building work by developing key tools and concepts as well as carrying out seminars and other awareness-raising activities. SIPRI also assesses past and ongoing capacity-building efforts in order to help to ensure that mistakes made under other instruments are not repeated and to enable actors to draw on existing good practices and lessons learned.

Research staff

Dr Sibylle Bauer is the Director of Studies of the SIPRI Armament and Disarmament Programme.
Mark Bromley is the Director of the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control programme.
Giovanna Maletta is a Researcher in the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme at SIPRI.
Kolja Brockmann is a Researcher in the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control programme.