Good progress for the Master Trainer Programme (MTP) in Southern Africa

27 noviembre 2020

Under the auspices of the WCO/JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Joint Project, Southern African Customs administrations have been making collective efforts in building a pool of experts and developing training materials to be used for more sustainable capacity building in Southern Africa.  Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe have participated in the MTP and are currently progressing in building their training capacity on Customs valuation.

Fifteen (15) participants are taking part in a series of progressive MTP activities. Through these activities, participants have improved their knowledge and expertise not only on Customs valuation but also on training techniques and competences to become Master Trainers.  Even the COVID-19 could not stop their efforts to ensure the continuous development of training skills and materials, with notable outputs, supported by facilitators and experts from the WCO, JICA and Japan Customs.

The training materials will soon be subject to a final review by the expert team for further refinement. The five participating countries are expected to meet again for the phase 2 of their virtual work in February/March next year to adopt the training materials. The WCO, JICA and Japan Customs are committed to offering coordinated support for the MTP.

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