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THE ROLE OF ROCB IN STRENGTHENING CAPACITY BUILDING IN EUROPE. CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD . Vitali Mikeladze ( ROCB , Baku ). The 4 th European ROCB/RTCs Meeting 14-16 November 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan . Regional Office for Capacity Building.

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The role of rocb in strengthening capacity building in europe challenges and ways forward vitali mikeladze rocb baku

THE ROLE OF ROCB IN STRENGTHENING CAPACITY BUILDING IN EUROPE.CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD.VitaliMikeladze(ROCB , Baku)

The 4th European ROCB/RTCs Meeting

14-16 November 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan


Regional office for capacity building

Regional Office for Capacity Building

  • ROCB – is a regional Capacity Building initiative, driven by the efforts and needs of the Members of the region

  • ROCB – is to support regional Members in mobilising resources and developing partnerships to deliver wide range of services, training and technical assistance activities

  • Status of ROCB - is based on a formal agreement between the WCO and the Government of the host country (subject to discussion at the Council in June 2012)


Background

Background

ROCBs

  • Asia-Pacific: Bangkok (Thailand)- 2004

  • East and South Africa: Nairobi (Kenya)- 2005

  • Americas: Buenos Aires (Argentina)- 2007

  • North Africa, Near and Middle East: Abu Dhabi (UAE)- 2007

  • West and Central Africa: Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)- 2008

  • Europe:Baku (Azerbaijan)- October 2011


Establishment of rocb in baku

Establishment of ROCB in Baku

  • Adoption : May 2009, DGs Conference in Bergen (Norway)

  • MOU between WCO-Government of Azerbaijan – November 2009

  • 2010 - RVC calls for Members’ funding and staffing issues

  • January 2011- Think Tank meeting in Moscow: Regional CB Strategy for Europe and ROCB Concept Paper

  • May 2011- Europe’s Donor conference in Brussels(to shape up a kick-off budget)

  • October 2011 – ROCB opening


Rocb in europe

ROCB in Europe


Rocb key roles and responsibilities

ROCB: Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To plan and coordinate Customs CB activities in the region

  • To identify Members’ CB needs and support in their modernisation

  • To identify regional needs and insure CB assistance

  • To coordinate the use and implementation of WCO tools and practices in the region.

  • To develop staff capable of supporting Members reforms


Rocb key roles and responsibilities 2

ROCB: Key Roles and Responsibilities(2)

  • To support Customs-to Customs cooperation

  • To promote Customs-to Business partnership in the region

  • To raise Members awareness of Integrity programmes

  • To coordinate activities of the Regional Training Centers

  • To develop and maintain partnership with key stakeholders

  • To provide solutions to overcome language constraints


Benefits for europe s members

Benefits for Europe’s Members

Geographical location of ROCB in Baku:

  • Located in the Eastern part of Europe ROCB makes excellent linkage with WCO Secretariat in Brussels, bridging the whole continent

  • In the center of the strategically important region, focus for all major donors (UN, EC, WB, ADB, IDB, EEC, EDB, new CU, etc.)

  • Down to all Columbus programme recipients of the region

  • Close to all less/least developed countries of Europe (18)

  • Close to the WCO Regional Training Centers in Europe and to other WCO ROCBs (Asia-Pacific; MENA)

  • Open for any Member of the region (as a contact point/rep-office)


Benefits for europe s members1

Benefits for Europe’s Members

Operational Benefits of ROCB in Baku:

  • Operates on behalf of and facilitates all the Members of the region

  • Brings WCO Capacity Building assistance down to Members of the region

  • Makes WCO assistance services and tools much closer, clear and easy to access and implement by Members

  • Simplifies Members communication and exchange of information across the region (no language barriers)

  • Regional database on Customs related projects/donor activities; on Members best practice and academic research material; on regional training courses/events delivered by WCO and other donors etc.


Benefits for europe s members2

Benefits for Europe’s Members

Operational Benefits of ROCB in Baku (2):

  • Communication and Information sharing tool

  • Efficient donor coordination function

  • Expands Members operational capabilities within the region

  • Venue for regional/international forums organised by Members

  • Accommodation and other services for Members’ staff on mission


Benefits for europe s members3

Benefits for Europe’s Members

Benefits of recruiting staff locally:

  • Broad Customs and modernization experience

  • Wide scope of networking contacts across the region and globally

  • Knowledge of the region and its specificities

  • Knowledge of local languages


Strategic goals for europe region 2011 2014

Strategic Goals for Europe region (2011-2014)

  • Supporting implementation of sustainable standards for safe, secure and fluid trade

  • Improving coordination and communication mechanism in the region

  • Fostering RM

  • Strengthening cooperation on enforcement

  • Enhancing collection of taxes and duties

  • Following global trends and developments

  • Supporting Integrity programmes

  • Helping Members to secure funding for their CB projects


Rocb in baku current priorities

ROCB in Baku: Current Priorities

1. Office functionality

  • Registration, opening account, accreditation

  • Producing job specifications, launching recruitment of administrative staff

  • Production of standard rules for ROCB functioning

  • Producing job descriptions for accredited staff and their training

    2. Communication and cooperation with Members

  • Producing regional web-site and logo

  • Keeping producing a regional Scientific Journal

  • Promoting new ROCB to Members of the region

  • Facilitating staff- recruitment process


Rocb in baku current priorities 2

ROCB in Baku: Current Priorities (2)

  • Creating a library of WCO documents/tools

  • Translating documents

    3.Technical and Management Assistance

  • Conducting Members CB needs survey

  • Drafting (with WCO) a regional Action plan for 2012-2013 to meet Members needs

  • Enhancing cooperation with RTCs

  • Developing pool of CB experts

  • 4. Developing partnership with donors

  • Examining options to fund ROCB activities

  • Promoting the role of ROCB at International fora

    5. Supporting implementation of WCO SAFE FOS

  • Facilitating to the delivery of WCO TTA events


Rocb in baku

ROCB in Baku

Executive Staff:

  • Director

  • Executive officers - ???

    Status: WCO Technical Attaches

    Local Administrative Staff:

  • 3 (permanent)

  • 2 IT specialists (temporary)


Urgent message to memers

URGENT MESSAGE TO MEMERS:

  • STAFFING!!!!!

  • s.o.s !!!


The role of rocb in strengthening capacity building in europe challenges and ways forward vitali mikeladze rocb baku

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