USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub hosted a training workshop for Namibia’s National Single Window Working Group on Business Process Reengineering (BPR) in Windhoek, Namibia from September 8-10, 2015.
Members of the BPR Working Group attended the training, which was designed to guide the group in establishing its objective and its members’ roles, and to provide practical training in the fundamentals of Business Process Reengineering. (continued)The working group will use Business Process Reengineering to help them identify and redesign any existing processes that are inefficient, outdated, duplicative or unnecessarily complex—factors that lead to delays and high transaction costs in cross-border trade.
The National Single Window BPR working group in Namibia is composed of members from a range of government stakeholders including the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, the Directorate of Customs and Excise, the National Statistics Agency, the Ministry of ICT, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The working group will receive ongoing support in its efforts from the Trade Hub’s National Single Window Advisor based in Windhoek.
Photo: Successful and sustainable National Single Window implementation is built on simplified and harmonized trade processes.