Over the course of the years, SEESAC has developed an array of software tools that assist national authorities in the region to better plan and execute their arms control activities. Below you can read about and download all the necessary materials associated with the SEESAC developed:
Weapons Categorization Tool
SALW Collection and Destruction Accounting Software
Arms Exports Control Report Template
SALW Agreements - Reporting System Software
The Cost Benefit Analysis Model for SLAW Stockpile Management
SALW Media Monitoring Software
Weapons Categorization Tool
The Weapons Categorization Tool is a knowledge product developed by SEESAC and designed to support licensing authorities in the Western Balkan countries in their efforts to accurately categorize their arms and military equipment, particularly in their annual reports to the UN and the OSCE.
The Tool was developed based on the needs and inputs of the Western Balkan countries participating in SEESAC's Regional Information Exchange process meetings on Arms Exports (RIEP).
The development of the Weapons Categorization Tool was generously supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway through Phase II of SEESAC's Support for Arms Control Programme in the Western Balkans project.
The CD was intended as a short to mid-term capability until the Global UNDP SALW Control software was been developed by UNDP BCPR Small Arms Demobilization Unit (SADU).
The CD allows stakeholders to account for SALW recovered or destroyed by Serial Number (Weapons), Number of Rounds or Tonnes (Ammunition). The system also allows users to account for weapons by crate number to assist in security during movement of ammunition and explosives. It is not designed to provide a capability for the inventory management of SALW stockpiles. It also provides the capability to create paper records and lists to support destruction documentation.
Compliance with the relevant European Union (EU) legislation and agreements concerning Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is highly desirable for the countries of the Western Balkans as they move towards further European integration. More specifically the nations of the Western Balkans have made commitments to work towards full compliance with the EU Code of Conduct for Arms Exports, which requires the production of annual arms exports reports. The material
contained herein is designed to result in the production of a ‘standard’ arms exports annual report template for use by the countries within South Eastern Europe, and wider.
The proposed templates which are in compliance with the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct for Arms Exports, will further improve the capability of national reporting and will also act as a guideline format for the responsible Desk Officers in national ministries. The templates allow for ease of data entry, calculation and information transfer within the arms exports report.
Ensuring compliance with the EU Code of Conduct for Arms Exports is one of the components of the EU Western Balkans SALW Control Support Plan, launched on 07 February 2006 and implemented by SEESAC on behalf of the European Commission.
This software contains a simplified template to assist Ministries of Foreign Affairs in meeting their reporting requirements under all current regional and international agreements on SALW.
This CD ROM has been commissioned by SEESAC and is designed to assist National Governments and SALW Desk Officers in the relevant ministries of participating States. Its chief purpose is to facilitate the completion of reports on progress made in SALW Control measures under different SALW agreements. Data entered under one report is automatically entered in the appropriate position in all other reports. This improves efficiency, ensures consistency and contributes to accuracy. Once completed,
these reports can be submitted to relevant monitoring bodies.
The Cost Benefit Analysis Model for SALW Stockpile Management
This software was developed in order to help states to estimate the real costs involved in the storage of ammunition and weapons. The software also allows a comparison of the potential benefits from sale versus the costs of storage.
Cost Benefit Analysis Model is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. This model was developed by the Centre for International Cooperation and Security (CICS), based in the Peace Studies Department at Bradford University, commissioned by UNIDIR with technical assistance from SEESAC and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.
The majority of states within South Eastern Europe (SEE) consider that the sale of surplus stocks will generate income, which can then be used to support the restructuring of their armed forces. While this would initially appear to make good business sense, the reality is that the global market is now saturated with the weapon types found in SEE national inventories. There is a massive surplus of small arms, light weapons and ammunition across the region. Given this market saturation and the
law of supply and demand, it is likely that any potential income will be minimal in the short to medium term and this CBA Model can demonstrate that.
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