WCO Workshop on Effective Project Management for Customs Reform and Modernization
27 November -1 December 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam
The WCO Workshop on Effective Project Management for Customs Reform and Modernization for Vietnam was conducted from 27 November through 1 December 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam under the sponsorship of the Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). Vietnam Customs officials from relevant departments that play critical roles in Customs Reform and Modernization took part in the Workshop. Ms. Saori Nojima, Project Manager of the ROCB A/P, participated in the Mission as an expert together with other experts from the WCO and the United Kingdom respectively.
In the Workshop, the key concepts of Project Management in the Customs context were explained by the experts and the participants discussed the value of Project Management, possible causes of project failure, preconditions for successful Project Management among other things to familiarize themselves with the Project Management concept. The participants also went through exercises regarding Project Life Cycle, Problem Statement, Project Governance, Project Steering Committee, and Project Logical Framework by using scenarios that take Customs situations and surrounding environment into consideration.
The Workshop was successfully concluded with respective participant’s clear statements on how they are going to utilize the knowledge and skills acquired through the Workshop for their future projects. The participants showed their appreciation to the WCO and experts for their contribution to the Workshop.
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