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Mid-term evaluation of ECOWAS/EU Small Arms Project (SALW)
Commissioning Unit: Nigeria
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nigeria
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Increase effort to accelerate arms collection and implementation of the community development project before the completion date. Consider inclusion of nearby communities (not initially targeted) who are willing to voluntarily submit their small arms and light weapons to benefit from the community development projects

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/06]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Efforts will be increased to accelerate arms collection and community development project will also target communities who are willing to voluntarily submit their small arms
[Added: 2019/01/06] [Last Updated: 2021/10/13]
PMT 2019/12 Completed Arms and ammunitions were recovered across several border communities in seven ECOWAS member states. History
2. Recommendation:

Deepen sensitization activities including the use of champions - organizing house-to-house meetings and intensive engagement and involvement of legislators and local authorities to deal with the individualistic tendencies and to project communal and group benefit.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/06]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Intensive engagement and involvement of legislators and local authorities will be carried out through regular meetings.
[Added: 2019/01/06] [Last Updated: 2021/10/13]
PMT 2019/12 Completed Local authorities were reached directly through town hall meetings and community engagements. History
3. Recommendation:

Refine the focus group benefit concept to include support to help the beneficiaries to formalise and grow their businesses.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/06]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project develop measures to grow these small ventures into business that will transcend the project.
[Added: 2019/01/06] [Last Updated: 2021/10/13]
PMT 2019/12 Completed Business ventures already established via women and youth groups. History
4. Recommendation:

Consider in-kind rewards for individuals in the form of scholarships for children/wards of those who voluntarily surrender their weapons

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/06]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project will continue to use appropriate rewards for individuals
[Added: 2019/01/06] [Last Updated: 2021/10/13]
PMT 2019/12 Completed Rewards provided for individuals via organized grouped History
5. Recommendation:

Support NATCOM to improve its website to facilitate information sharing especially for citizens in the diaspora. This will help mitigate inflow of illicit arms and light weapons into the pilot countries.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/06]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project will continue to strengthen capacity of NATCOM – digital information sharing, Security Services to ensure sustainable management of SALW issues in the country.
[Added: 2019/01/06] [Last Updated: 2021/10/13]
PMT 2019/12 Completed The project supported NATCOM to set up dis centralized security structure to control proliferation of SALW in border regions History

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