Launch of the 67th WCO Fellowship Programme

21 septiembre 2015

The 67th WCO Fellowship Programme, intended for English-speakers, was launched in Brussels on Monday 7 September 2015.

This Programme forms part of the WCO’s work to develop the management capacities of Member administrations in support of Customs Reform and Modernization programmes. It is designed to provide extremely promising young managers from Member administrations with access to and further familiarization with WCO and international standards, tools and instruments, but also with training in supervisory and management techniques, so as to help them carry out reform and modernization within their respective administrations in a dynamic and sustainable manner.

This latest Programme brings together 17 participants who were welcomed by Mr. Erich Kieck, Director Capacity Building. This introduction serves as a prelude to a series of conferences given by WCO experts, as well as to the eight-day Leadership and Management Development Workshop, facilitated by two experts, one from Albania and the other from the WCO Secretariat. The fellows also benefited from a round-table discussion with Mr. Sergio Mujica, Deputy Secretary General of the WCO, on their first day at the Secretariat.

The participants will remain at WCO Headquarters until 2 October 2015 in order to prepare an in-depth study on a technical subject of their choice, under the supervision of a Secretariat tutor, and to make recommendations to their respective administrations for possible subsequent implementation. Lastly, the participants will spend a fortnight in one of the Programme’s partner Administrations (China, Japan or the Republic of Korea) to round off their study trip.

The English-speaking Fellowship Programme is funded by the Customs Administration of China, the Customs Administration of Japan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

List of countries participating in the 67th Fellowship Programme: Belize, Cambodia, Tonga, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Indonesia, Jamaica, Liberia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Ghana, Maldives, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Vanuatu.



(1) WCO Deputy Secretary General Mr Mujica together with the Fellows, the Facilitators and Programme Manager; (2) with the Fellows, the Facilitators, Professional Associates Programme and Fund Managers.