- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
The HALO Trust held a drop-in on Wednesday 10 January 2024 to provide more information about the Trust’s work in building capacity in host nations to exercise responsible control of their stockpiles and strengthen human security.
Unsecured weapons and ammunition threaten the security of civilians and undermine state stability. Across the world, the diversion of weapons from state stockpiles and the unplanned detonation of degraded ammunition has caused immense human suffering.
The HALO Trust works with host nations to develop comprehensive weapons and ammunition management, build secure infrastructure, and provide professional development for security force personnel.
In the main picture, I am seen with Ganiyu Otunba, Partnerships Manager (left), and Stephanie Barnwell, Weapons Marking Specialist (right).
Below is an example of training progression in which non-commissioned officers are taken through a series of storage and management courses, and then, after a process of mentorship in the role, are taken through technical skills development. This builds the technical and practical experience necessary to go on to lead courses, and create sustainable capacity.
Find out more about the work of the HALO Trust by visiting: halotrust.org