Support to Firearms Related Investigations

Implementing period: January 2023 - October 2023

Budget: US$ 350,318

The project, implemented by UNDP Kosovo, aims to strengthen firearms investigations and the operations of the Firearms Focal Point in Pristina through the provision of technical advice for enhancing the data collection and analytical capacities as well as through the provision of specialized equipment. More specifically, it aims to: i) improve data collection and analysis by the Firearms Focal Point; ii) improve the detection of weapons hidden underground; and iii) improve the examination of seized firearms by the ballistic department of the Kosovo Forensic Agency.

The project contributes to Roadmap Goals 2,3, 5 and 7 and key performance indicators 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans.