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Opening of the WCO’s 77th Fellowship Programme

30 enero 2019

The 77th WCO Fellowship Programme, intended for French-speakers, was launched in Brussels on Monday 28 January 2019.

This Programme forms part of the WCO’s initiatives to develop the management capacities of Member administrations in support of Customs Reform and Modernization programmes. It is designed to provide 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 12 participants who had the opportunity to meet Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, within the framework of a round-table session, introducing a series of conferences given by WCO experts, as well as to the eight-day Leadership and Management Development Workshop, facilitated by two experts from France and Gabon.

The participants will remain at WCO Headquarters until 22 February in order to prepare an in-depth study on a technical subject of their choice, under the supervision of a WCO 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 (the Republic of Korea, France or Japan) to round off their study trip.

The French-speaking Fellowship Programme is funded by the Customs Administrations of Japan and France and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea.

List of countries participating in the 77th Fellowship Programme: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Laos, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Thailand, Togo and Ukraine.