National Action Network Against Small Arms (RANCPAL)

Conflicts: Mali

Contact this organisation

BP E 1497, Bamako, Mali
+ 223 2216928

Thematic areas

Conflict prevention and early warning
Culture, media & advocacy
Peace education
Transitional justice and reconciliation
Women, Peace and Security

National Action Network Against Small Arms (RANCPAL) is a national network of civil society organisations working against the proliferation of small arms in Mali. RANCPAL was established by 12 organisations hoping to combine their efforts against small arms. These organisations saw a growing phenomenon of insecurity in the country, rampant poverty and the new phenomenon of violence due to the use of light weapons. That desire resulted in the creation of a network in order to strive for peace through disarmament and the non proliferation of small and light weapons. The organisations were engaged to assist the authorities in understanding and managing the insecurity phenomenon due the circulation and small and light weapons in Mali in particular and West Africa in general.

The immediate objectives of RANCPAL are to:

  • Promote actions of NGOs which primarily intend to promote the safety of people and the creation a peaceful environment
  • Participate in a positive way to the success of the implementation of the resolutions of the consultations organised by the Government and its national partners.
  • Encourage the collection and destruction of weapons held by civilians.
  • Put in place a programme of support to the strengthening of good governance.
  • Request free collaboration of public authorities on the management of arms held illegally by people.
  • Engage in the decrease in the needs of individuals to be armed by ensuring and improving their safety and that of their property.
  • Promote education and primary school programmes supporting the culture of non-violence and peace

The network is involved in a number of capacity building, research and advocacy activities intended to strengthen peace in Mali.

Last updated: September 2016

How you can help

How to make a donation

For any donation please contact the chairperson Ms Fatoumata Maiga. and be informed that cash donations and material assitance are accepted.

The impact of your donation

Donations could help reduce violence and proliferation of light weapons.

How to promote this organisation

People are advise to share the link of the orgnization on social media and think tanks.

How you can participate

The network needs more partnerships and technical assitance for advancement of peace and security in Mali.