Afghanistan Customs Department Visit CCES Canberra Offices

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Afghanistan Customs Department Visit CCES Canberra Offices

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Mr. Ahmed Reshad Popal, Director General of the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD), recently visited Canberra to meet with Professor David Widdowson, CEO and Head of School, CCES. The purpose of the visit was to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding with CCES to jointly develop and deliver a comprehensive program of Customs education and training for the Afghanistan Customs and Tax Academy. This will include the development of curriculum and course materials; the organisation of joint academic and scientific activities, such as conferences, seminars, symposia or lectures; and the design and delivery of staff development programs, including Management Development and Train the Trainer courses.

The long term strategic alliance will also see CCES and ACD work together on developing the Academy into a WCO accredited Regional Training Centre and collaborating on research and education programs in the region.