Provision of advise and support to the African Union on subjects related to Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) as well as its ammunition. Implementation of joint activities
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM)
Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM)
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)
Marking, Record-keeping and Tracing of SALW and ammunition
International and Regional Arms Control Instruments
Project development and implementation
Countries Of Expertise
- Horn of Africa,
Matthias studied Political Science at the University of Bremen and International Studies / Peace and Conflict Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt/ Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, focussing on the crossroads between arms imports and the onset of civil wars in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining BICC, Matthias worked as a consultant for different programmes of the German development cooperation in Ethiopia. Since 2018, Matthias is the seconded WAM Advisor to the African Union DDR/SSR Division.