26 January 2021, Online Workshop hosted by ROCB A/P
The WCO/JICA Joint Sub-Regional Master Trainer Programme (MTP) Preparatory Meeting for the Pacific Islands was held on 26 January 2021 by online. The Meeting was organized by the WCO, JICA and ROCB A/P. The 6 Customs administrations in the Pacific region, namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu as well as the representatives from Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) Secretariat and Japan Customs attended the Meeting. Mr. Noriakzu Kuramoto, Head, Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager, Ms. Jate-arpa Benjaphong, Program Coordinator, and Ms. Vareemon Chairungsrilert, Program Coordinator of the ROCB A/P, also attended as facilitators/coordinators for the Meeting.
This Meeting is the second series of the MTP for the Pacific Islands which is expected to contribute to the sustainable capacity building in those islands while responding to their unique needs and priorities. During the meeting, the priority topic(s) which will be launched in the MTP for the Pacific Islands were actively discussed and agreed upon. Besides, the Members in the Pacific Islands and the OCO Secretariat expressed their strong intention to support the launching of the MTP which supports the development of a pool of capable experts and regionally featured training materials and program on the agreed topic(s).
The active contribution of the participants resulted in a successful meeting and the Meeting strengthened the cooperation among the participants and facilitators to work for further prosperity in the Pacific Islands. The participants and the OCO Secretariat expressed their appreciation to the WCO, the JICA, Japan Customs and the ROCB A/P.
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