Capacity Building Committee discusses Performance Management and Professional Developments

26 -28 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The 9th Session of the WCO Capacity Building Committee(CBC) was convened on 26 – 28 February 2018 at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.  More than 250 delegates from the WCO Members, development partners and academia participated and discussed the performance measurement and professional development under the theme of “Smart Customs: The Gateway to High Performance and Sustainability” and heard the report by the WCO Secretariat on a number of programs and initiatives. Mr. Kazunari Igarashi, Head of the ROCB A/P, and his colleagues participated in the Session.  Conclusion of the 13th Global Meeting of the Heads of the ROCBs, RTCs and Vice Chairs’ Offices was also reported.  In the course of the work progress report, in response to a question raised by Member delegates on the necessity of assessing the capacity building outcomes, Mr. Igarashi introduced the ROCB A/P’s initiative in the “Workshop Follow-up Actions Survey” and offered to collaborate with the Secretariat for better monitoring of the benefits of the capacity building investments.  His intervention was echoed by the Secretariat and referred as a good practice. 

Seizing this opportunity of visiting the WCO Headquarters, Mr. Igarashi and his colleagues, along with a representative from the A/P regional Vice Chair office, paid a courtesy visit to the Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, and briefly reported the ongoing collaboration between the Regional Vice Chair and the ROCB A/P, especially in developing the Regional Strategic Plan as well as the ROCB A/P’s work on research and dissemination of the region’s good practices Secretary General expressed his appreciation to the Vice Chair and ROCB A/P for their hard work and careful coordination among the A/P WCO Members and gave his kind words of encouragement for continuous furthering in capacity building support in the A/P region. 


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