The Ammunition Management Advisory Team (AMAT) of the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is leading the implementation of an arms and ammunition management validation system, in support of the EU Council Decision.

In Phase I of the project, AMAT is assessing the feasibility of establishing an AAMVS. This effort is supported by an Export Working Group comprising of relevant practitioners and policy experts from state, international and non-governmental organizations.

The steps for the feasibility assessment are to:

  1. Conduct background research on the technical, political, legal, and economic considerations for the AAMVS (October 2020 – May 2021)
  2. Define the technical and operational parameters (February – April 2021)
  3. Extensive global outreach and stakeholder analysis (April – August 2021)
  4. Consolidate the findings from assessment (June – September 2021)

AMAT will present the results of the feasibility assessment to the EU in October, along with a proposal for next steps. Should the assessment find that an AAMVS is feasible, the project could then move into the development phase.