The WACAM project further supports Guinea-Bissau in its donor engagement efforts!

18 December 2013

In the framework of the West African Customs Administrations Modernization (WACAM) project, financed by the Swedish government, the World Customs Organization (WCO) provided support to the Customs Administration of Guinea-Bissau in the field of resource mobilization from the 2nd to the 6th of December 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. This mission was the logical follow-up of the initial WACAM support provided to Guinea-Bissau in October 2013. Throughout the week, the delegation from Guinea-Bissau enhanced their knowledge and skills in regards to the formulation of a donor map and project proposals.

At the end of the week, the WCO is pleased to announce that the Customs Administration of Guinea-Bissau was able to prepare a comprehensive draft of a project proposal for a priority modernization initiative linked to risk management and to finalize its donor map.

The Customs Administration of Guinea-Bissau and the WACAM project will now work together to finalize the project proposal before entering the next phase of the planned support, which will aim to build the Customs Administration of Guinea-Bissau’s capacities to organize a national donor round-table event on Customs modernization that will allow them to approach donors in a structured and coordinated manner.

For more information about this mission and the WACAM project, please contact the WCO WACAM Project Manager, Mr. Richard Chopra ( richard.chopra@wcoomd.org ).