Research on Small Arms in Central Africa
"By the end of the seminar a number of things had become apparent. Most research in Central Africa has been conducted by foreign researchers, with very limited direct participation by locals. One consequence of this is that local people, including those in the communities studied, have seldom benefited from the results of this research, which usually is published abroad in foreign languages. The seminar concluded, therefore, that local research capacity needed to be developed with the support of Central African governments and the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA). Participants agreed to engage their governments as well as donors on the need for such support, and urged that research findings be considered in the national policymaking process."