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Co-funded by the European Union

Promoting exchanges between national customs administrations in response to COVID-19 in Western and Central Africa


Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, Sao Tome and Principe


Business Regulation and Policy, Resilience and Recovery






The ICR Facility supported the ROCB in organising a series of online workshops on topics related to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on customs organisations. 


The ROCB is based in Abidjan and covers the following 23 countries: Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Cape Verde, Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. 


This intervention is a follow-up from a webinar organised in 2020 on how customs organisations could respond to the crisis.  


Three workshops were held during the second semester of 2021. The first one tackled the subject of human resource management and infrastructure logistics in time of crisis. The workshops combined high-level and technical discussions. The objective was to share best practices and promote cooperation between the different national administrations. Representatives from the private sector and international organisations have also taken part. The first workshop took place in July 2021.

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