25 November-1 December 2012: Hiroshima

The second UNITAR Mustofi Fellowship on Public Financial Management II was held in partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Thirty-five representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended a week-long capacity-development programme examining Public Financial Management. This included peer-exchange study visits to the Japan National Tax and Financial Authorities, the Prefectural Tax and Financial Authorities, and the Hiroshima Regional Customs Office. The programme examined the post-conflict reconstruction of Hiroshima, and Japan, from the perspective of Public Finance. Accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption techniques were outlined, along with budget planning and revenue management case studies being covered with the participants, who predominantly represent the Ministry of Finance's provincial offices.

UNITAR would like to express its gratitude to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, and in particular to Mr. Musa Kamawi (shown above, addressing the Mustofi audience), Human Resources Director at the Ministry of Finance and UNITAR trainer, for their commitment and support to the Fellowship.