GENSAC Network

Member Network

GENSAC members, partners and friends are leading experts on small arms control, disarmament, gender, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Explore their profiles and expertise below.

Regional Focal Points

A Regional Focal Point (RFP) is the person, organization or institution designated by the GENSAC Secretariat to represent the Network in three target regions which would benefit from increased regional presence, visibility, and accelerated actions on small arms control.

Regina Ouattara

Francophone Africa Regional Focal Point

Regina Ouattara

Regina is member of the Burkina Faso Small Arms and Light Weapons National Commission, and member of WILPF-Burkina Faso. She has more than 30 years of experience in small arms control and conflict prevention, and has served as consultant on various projects related to illicit trafficking of small arms and gender.

“l’initiative GENSAC est d’un intérêt capital et apparaît comme un maillon fort des voies et moyens pour apporter des solutions innovantes pour la consolidation de la paix, la sécurité et le développement, tout en tenant compte de la dignité humaine… En tant que femme africaine, ma nomination au titre de point focal pour l’Afrique francophone répond au souci des conditions à créer pour permettre au réseau GENSAC d’être plus efficace pour l’atteinte de ses objectifs et des résultats attendus.”

— Regina Ouattara

East Africa Regional Focal Point

Elman Peace

Website: elmanpeace.org Twitter: @ElmanPeaceHRC

Elman Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1990 and is dedicated to promoting peace, cultivating leadership and empowering the marginalized brackets of society to be decision makers in the processes that ensure their wellbeing. Elman Peace is led by Ms. Ilwad Elman, who co-founded the first rape crisis centre for survivors of sexual and gender based violence in Somalia.

“At the Elman Peace Centre, we pursue an inclusive, sustainable peace that is locally-led and community-owned. Our ‘Drop the Gun, Pick up the Pen’ demobilisation and community-based reintegration, as well as our ‘Sister Somalia’ gender-based violence survivors’ protection programmes centre on the leadership of women as agents for peace. It has therefore been of great importance for us to join GENSAC as a founding member and we look forward to amplifying the network’s impact in our new capacity as GENSAC focal point in East Africa.”

Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Focal Point

Alejandra Otamendi

More information to come

Regina Ouattara

Francophone Africa Regional Focal Point

Regina Ouattara

Regina is member of the Burkina Faso Small Arms and Light Weapons National Commission, and member of WILPF-Burkina Faso. She has more than 30 years of experience in small arms control and conflict prevention, and has served as consultant on various projects related to illicit trafficking of small arms and gender.

“l’initiative GENSAC est d’un intérêt capital et apparaît comme un maillon fort des voies et moyens pour apporter des solutions innovantes pour la consolidation de la paix, la sécurité et le développement, tout en tenant compte de la dignité humaine… En tant que femme africaine, ma nomination au titre de point focal pour l’Afrique francophone répond au souci des conditions à créer pour permettre au réseau GENSAC d’être plus efficace pour l’atteinte de ses objectifs et des résultats attendus.”

— Regina Ouattara

East Africa Regional Focal Point

Elman Peace

Website: elmanpeace.org Twitter: @ElmanPeaceHRC
 

Elman Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1990 and is dedicated to promoting peace, cultivating leadership and empowering the marginalized brackets of society to be decision makers in the processes that ensure their wellbeing. Elman Peace is led by Ms. Ilwad Elman, who co-founded the first rape crisis centre for survivors of sexual and gender based violence in Somalia.

“At the Elman Peace Centre, we pursue an inclusive, sustainable peace that is locally-led and community-owned. Our ‘Drop the Gun, Pick up the Pen’ demobilisation and community-based reintegration, as well as our ‘Sister Somalia’ gender-based violence survivors’ protection programmes centre on the leadership of women as agents for peace. It has therefore been of great importance for us to join GENSAC as a founding member and we look forward to amplifying the network’s impact in our new capacity as GENSAC focal point in East Africa.”

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Focal Point

Alejandra Otamendi

More information to come

 
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