Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
ACD delegation at the Georgia-Azerbaijan Border

On September 17-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP conducted a customs project management training workshop and facilitated a bilateral exchange between the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) and the Georgia Revenue Service.  CLDP sponsored the travel the of 9 Afghan Customs officials to participate in the collaborative workshop, and the Georgia Revenue Service hosted a series of executive and technical-level customs briefings at its headquarters office in Tbilisi.  Additionally, technical experts from the World Customs Organization (WCO) led a multi-day training module for Afghan customs officials with the objectives of providing an intensive foundation in project management principles for customs modernization.  During the training session, program participants applied these principles in the implementation of customs reform initiatives identified in the ACD's 5-year "Strategic Plan: 2018-2022." 

Technical experts from the WCO Capacity Building Directorate led the project management training workshop, and the Assistant Commissioner (Field Services) of the Uganda Revenue Authority served as a 3rd-party advisor to share Uganda’s experiences in applying WCO project management methodology.  Workshop participants established a framework for expanding Afghan and Georgian Customs collaboration, shared experiences concerning effective strategic plan implementation and operation planning, and explored the technical requirements of key customs reforms and modernization initiatives.

ACD delegation touring the GRS Customs facilities
WCO expert works closely with ACD delegation

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