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Kenya. 2010 ‘Partnership with Civil Society and NGOs.’ National Report of Kenya on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 1.13, pp. 17-18. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Kenya to the United Nations. 1 January

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1.13 Partnership with Civil Society and NGOs

The UNPoA is very explicit on the crucial role the civil society plays in achieving the ultimate objective of an illicit weapons free society. In this regard, the Kenya National Focal Point continues to view the Civil Society as valuable partners in the fight against illicit weapons. This is demonstrated by the enhanced membership of the civil society at the National Focal Point.

At national level, the KNFP maintains a compendium of all its Civil Society partners and promotes information sharing and collective approach amongst them. Measures have been taken to encourage partnership between national level civil society organizations and those that operate at community level through the Kenya Action Network on Small Arms (KANSA).

The KNFP has participated in regional and sub regional forums that bring the NFPs and CSOs together to explore on opportunities for constructive collaboration in small arms work, to exchange information on the prevailing trends. KNFP continues to benefit from expertise and experience available with regional and global Civil Society Organizations in undertaking technically complex and difficult tasks like mapping.

The benefits the KNFP continues to receive from these organizations in terms of resource mobilization and networking are acknowledged.

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