22 - 24 February 2021
The 12th Capacity Building Committee (CBC) was held on 22 to 24 February 2021 in a virtual manner. Approximately 300 delegates from Member administrations including other international organizations participated. From ROCB A/P, Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, Head, Ms. Yuko Mamiya, Program Manager, Ms. Pavida Boonmun, Assistant Program Manager and Ms. Vareemon Chairungsrilert, Program Coordinator also attended.
The Meeting kicked off with the opening address of Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, the WCO Secretary General. During the CBC virtual meeting, participants discussed issues for example new guidance document and updated information on the capacity building activity.
Mr. Kuramoto expressed appreciation to WCO's works and efforts on capacity building activity especially after the outbreak of the COVID-19. He mentioned that the time zone difference is one of the big challenges of the virtual workshops and appreciated the WCO's efforts on organizing regional workshops in the AP region so far despite there is a large time difference between the AP region and Brussels. Also, he expressed the ROCB A/P's commitment to assist the WCO in organizing the regional workshop in the AP region.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12th CBC was held in two phases. Phase I was a 2-week document-based meeting that took place between 25 January 2021 to 8 February 2021 in CBC group hosted on the WCO CLiKC! platform which delegates submitted their comments on the documents of the CBC’s agenda. ROCB A/P also participated and gave comments on the drafted new guidance document for virtual training named “People Management and Learning in Time of Crisis” from our experience.
Also, phase II was a web-conference meeting held between 22 to 24 January 2021, which was consolidated the inputs provided in Phase I and discussed among delegates.
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