SCRAP Weapons initiative receives knowledge transfer and impact activity funding

24 September 2020

Dr Dan Plesch and Dr Olamide Samuel have been awarded £51,000 in grants for knowledge transfer and impact activity for the global public policy initiative, Strategic Concept for Removal of Arms and Proliferation ( ), based at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy.The grants from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Marmot Trust will be used for work into 2022.

SOAS students are leading work on the Freeze Weapons campaign and research into a Global Weapons Tracking Service in conjunction with the International Peace Bureau, the Catholic Church, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and dozens of civil society organisations.

Earlier this year, the initiative received public support from The Vatican.

Active support is welcome, contact Olamide at



SCRAP is a holistic approach to global disarmament that proposes adopting an international legally binding agreement for general and complete disarmament. It draws on best practices of past agreements to expand the idea of what is possible in disarmament.

SCRAP comes from the initiative of students, alumni and staff at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, University of London, and is actively supported by a committee of academics and NGO officials with governmental experience. It has been funded by the Marmot Trust, Polden Puckham and Joseph Rowntree. SCRAP has working relationships with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Institute for Policy Studies and the International Peace Bureau amongst others.

Find out more on the SCRAP website .