Pathway to policy: integrating security and public health responses to firearms trafficking and violence in the Caribbean

The project aims to enhance the regional integration of the security and public health responses to firearms trafficking and violence, and to create and support an effective pathway from regionally-grown research to evidence-based policymaking.

Funders: Germany

Building upon the findings, recommendations, and regional network established to produce the landmark Caribbean Firearms Study, the Small Arms Survey is partnering with the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), and the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Center (GA-CDRC) at the University of the West Indies on this new project. The initiative aims to improve the quality and availability of relevant data and analysis on matters related to firearms proliferation and misuse in the Caribbean. Building on partnerships with leading regional institutions, the project engages with regional security, public health, and research stakeholders through knowledge sharing and policy prioritization.

Implementation period: May 2023–December 2025

For further information on the project, please contact:


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