On 11th October 2020, the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC) and Maldives National University (MNU) initiated a “Compliance Officer Training Programme” on the implementation of EIFEC compliance standards in tourism industry businesses. This programme is set to train over 800 Compliance Officers from guest houses and local councils, with a target to implement EIFEC’s global initiative of Compliance to “Vaccinate your Business.”
This programme was announced at a virtual press conference attended by Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Mr. Charles Giacoma, Director-General, EIFEC, Ms. Fezlyn Saleem, Executive Director, EIFEC, Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), MNU and Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem, Dean of Research, MNU.
This programme is one of EIFEC’s early contributions to the Maldives’ efforts in maintaining the Maldives destination as a leading country in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that would ultimately see its positive benefits to the Maldivian economy and its people’s livelihood.
The training, which is free of charge, will be conducted online and in sessions of 2 hours per day for a duration of 5 days, totaling up to 10 hours. Upon completion, the participants will be awarded a certificate by EIFEC in association with Maldives National University (MNU) and University of Turing (UNITO). The training of the Compliance Officers is scheduled to start on 21st October 2020.
EIFEC is the International Standards organization for Compliance in areas that are a threat to international security, such as nuclear, biological and chemical armaments proliferation, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Sanctions (Export Compliance).
EIFEC has the multidisciplinary knowledge and competence that allows it to define and develop, by innovation, standards, guidelines and certification mechanisms for emergency situations or critical areas of any nature.
The newly developed Emergency International Standards series will help organizations to be more effective in their fight to curb against COVID-19. This would allow organizations and establishments to adopt two main standards:
Health Emergency Risk Compliance Management System (HER-CMS), which can be adopted and implemented by all organizations
Compliance Management Systems for Sanitization Service Providers (SSP-CMS), reserved for professional Sanitization Service providers
With the introduction of these two standards, organizations and businesses will become more efficient in taking precautionary measures for the betterment of both themselves and the wellbeing of the Maldivian community. With that in mind, EIFEC continues to call upon interested parties, especially SMEs and tourism industry relevant parties, to “Vaccinate your Business.”
EICEF will be working together with the expertise and assistance of their two main counterparts – the UNITO and MNU.