On 14 – 19 August 2023 The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (Office) organized a six-day training on the practical use of the electronic inventory management software for small arms and light weapons (SALW) and conventional ammunition (CA). Twelve national participants (all men) from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) took part in the training held in Dushanbe.
The primary goal of the event was to familiarize the participants with the functions and capacity of the SALW&CA registration software developed by the OSCE, UNDP and Belarussian Ministry of Defense to meet the requirements for SALW and ammunition electronic record-keeping.
Following the training, the participants concluded that the software will be instrumental in improving efficiency in inventory management, storage and control of SALW condition, as well as the integrity, accuracy and speed in obtaining information used for management decision making. The new software is designed to increase productivity and improve working conditions for the personnel engaged with SALW record-keeping as well as reduce the volume of mundane manual operations.
Upon completion of the event, the Office donated 10 computers with pre-installed SALW&CA inventory management software to the MIA.
The event was organized within the framework of the OSCE’s SALW CA project portfolio in the country and is part of the Office’s multi-year efforts to support Tajikistan in fulfilling its international commitments in the area of arms security and control.
Source : OSCE