08/04/2017 |

Nairobi meeting on Military Spending

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Held on 11 April 2017 from 08h00 to 13h00 Ufungamano House, Nairobi

As usual since 2011, the Coalition for Constitution Implementation Kenya (CCI Kenya) a member of this International Peace Bureau and host of the Global Campaign on Military Spending Africa (GCOMS Africa), in conjunction Bunge la Mwananchi, the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders Kenya and the Kenyan Peasants League, organized the Global Day of Action on Military Spending 2017 (GDAMS 2017) on 11 April 2017 at Ufungamano House in Nairobi.  From 08h00 to 13h00, a meeting was held where Military Spending for select African countries was be released.

The meeting included discussions on the Security Interactions and Power Relations in the East and Horn of Africa, the Human Cost of uncontrolled proliferation of Small Arms in the Horn of Africa, the African Regional Security Complex, Economics of Security Regimens in Africa  and the Impact of Regional Conflicts on Women, Children, Disabled and the aged.

The event was attended by representatives of Refugees from Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

A statement will be developed based on the discussions presented during the Disarmament Congress. Remote Skype participation was expected from Netherlands, Kampala Uganda and Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania. Contact: David Calleb Otieno: oticdesq@gmail.com