On October 22, 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub presented a training session on project management to the National Single Window (NSW) Project Management Unit in Gaborone, Botswana. The first phase of training took place in late September 2015 to equip the PMU with the necessary skills, techniques, and methodologies for successful project management.
The National Single Window PMU team is composed of staff members from a range of government agencies including the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Botswana Bureau of Standards, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
At the request of BURS, the Trade Hub delivered a presentation to the Commissioner General and Executive Management Committee of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service to increase awareness of the benefits and advantages of Organizational Project Management at a senior level.
The presentation also served to reinforce the need to allocate sufficient human and financial resources for approved projects such as the National Single Window and the importance of establishing a recognizable, transparent, and standardized Project Management Office function within BURS.
BURS was appointed by Presidential Directive in January 2015 as the lead government agency for implementation of the National Single Window in Botswana.
Photo: Presentation on Organizational Project Management by Trade Hub to members of the Executive Management Committee of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service