TRESA (Training and Education on Small Arms) is a project of
the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Co-operation and Development (BMZ).
TRESA develops and implements a methodology and practice
for the delivery of configurable, assessed, training material and tools and courses related to
small-arms control. The developed TRESA modules are all available online, and are free of charge
to anyone engaged in SALW-control training across the world, no matter whether this is an
individual, organization or government body.
TRESA has a broad scope, and will identify target trainee groups, and relevant courses with an
eye to being inclusive, incorporating the many and varied aspects of small-arms control rather
than focussing on a limited set of aspects. Courses are designed in a modular fashion that allows
fine-tuning to specific local or international conditions, while still maintaining methodological,
didactic, and evaluative coherence. Courses and training materials are designed from the outset to
be modifiable linguistically and culturally.
Most TRESA materials are available freely, either from
this website or by application to TRESA. Proposals and requests for training modules are strongly
encouraged from trainers and training designers, organizations working in SALW-control, and above
all, from those in need of SALW-control training. Please feel free to download and utilize the
materials available on this website.