Mock Dissertations in Lagos

dtl_kdb_logoirishaidandnigerianportsauthority_march2017Lagos, Nigeria (22-24 March 2017)

From 22 – 24 March, 18 middle managers from the port communities of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the mock dissertations in preparation for their final dissertation in April.

The mock dissertation will be facilitated by a port expert from Ghana, together with NPA senior managers who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. This strategy promotes South-South cooperation, as well as networking and exchange of best practices among member ports of the programme.

This is an important exercise as it will serve as a primary assessment of the case studies developed by the participants. Those who have completed the 8 modules of the Modern Port Management course and successfully pass their dissertations will earn UNCTAD’s Modern Port Management Certificate.

Nigeria is undergoing the first cycle of the Port Management Programme. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final thesis. The deliveries are both led by UNCTAD and international instructors, as well as local senior managers who have completed the training- of-trainers workshop. This strategy highlights the uniqueness and strength of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme in fostering local ownership to reinforce its impact and ensure sustainability. Local ownership of the programme is achieved through a financing scheme that requires the participating ports to provide the majority of the programme’s funds, and by gradually shifting responsibility for implementing the programme from UNCTAD to the participating ports.

Contacts: Mark Assaf and Aylwin Zabula

Taller de formación de formadores del Programa de Gestión Portuaria/TrainForTrade

Puertos del Estado, Puerto de Valencia y Puerto de Gijon

La Red de Habla Hispana del Programa de Gestión Portuaria/TrainForTrade de la UNCTAD, organiza el Taller de Formación de Formadores para los módulos 1- 4 del Curso de Gestión Moderna de Puertos, en cooperación con Puertos del Estado, la Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia y la Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón.

El taller se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Valencia del 17 de febrero al 10 de marzo de 2017. Participarán 15 representantes de los sectores públicos y privados de las comunidades portuarias de Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Perú, República Dominicana y Venezuela.

Objetivos del Taller:

1) Capacitar a especialistas portuarios (gerentes y jefes de área) sobre el contenido de los módulos de 1 a 4 del curso de “Gestión Moderna de los Puertos”.

Al final del taller los participantes serán capaces de:

  • Valorar el rol actual y futuro de un puerto comercial;
  • Tomar en cuenta las necesidades de los usuarios;
  • Dirigir tareas diarias;
  • Participar en la mejora de la eficiencia de los puertos;
  • Comprender el rol y las funciones de un puerto innovador que integra las necesidades futuras de la comunidad portuaria.

2) Definir el marco para las redifusiones nacionales de la capacitación en las comunidades portuarias de los países beneficiarios.

Al final de este taller las y los participantes:

  • Habrán adquirido las competencias y los conocimientos necesarios para actuar como formadores en sus países de origen;
  • Sabrán usar el material pedagógico del Programa de Gestión Portuaria de la UNCTAD y;
  • Podrán reproducir el taller al nivel nacional para el beneficio de los mandos medios de su propia comunidad portuaria.

3) Promover y fortalecer el trabajo en red de las comunidades portuarias.

Al final de este taller las y los participantes:

  • Habrán establecido nuevos contactos y relaciones profesionales con representantes de otras comunidades portuarias de América Latina y el Caribe y de España;
  • Fortalecido las instancias de aprendizaje grupal a través del intercambio de conocimientos y experiencias, instancias de reflexión o de debate,

Al finalizar la capacitación los/las participantes recibirán el certificado del Programa de Gestión Portuaria/TrainForTrade de la UNCTAD.

Contacto:  gonzalo.ayala@unctad.org  y  maria.luz.jaureguiberry@unctad.org

Delivery of Module 5 of the Modern Port Management Course in the Philippines, 20 – 24 Feb

philportsTrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, is currently delivering Module 5 of the Modern Port Management Course from 20 – 24 February 2017 in Manila. 25 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme is participating in the course.

Irish Aid_LogoDublin Port Company LogoThe module is being delivered by two port experts from Dublin Port Company, along with senior managers from PPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. The fifth of the eight training modules examines the methods of tools of port management.

img_1322The Philippines is undergoing the second cycle of the Port Management Programme. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final thesis. The course deliveries are led by UNCTAD and international instructors (Irish port experts), as well as local senior managers who have completed the training-of-trainers workshop.

Contacts: Mark Assaf   Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of Module 4 of the Modern Port Management Course in Ghana, 20 – 24 Feb

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TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, is currently delivering Module 4 of the Modern Port Management Course from 20 to 24 February 2017 in Takoradi. 27 middle managers from the port communities of Ghana who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme is participating in the course.

The module is being delivered by a port expert from Ireland, along with senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. The fourth of the eight training modules examines the future challenges to ports, with a focus on the main functions of commercial ports in the third millennium.

Irish AidGhana is undertaking the fourth cycle of the Port Management Programme. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final thesis. The deliveries are both led by UNCTAD and international instructors (Irish port experts), as well as local senior managers who have completed the training- of-trainers workshop.

Contacts: Mark Assaf  Aylwin Zabula

Launch of Port Management Programme Cycle 4 in Indonesia, 20 Feb – 3 Mar 2017

groupMark Assaf, along with a port expert from Ireland launches Cycle 4 of the Port Management Programme (PMP) in Indonesia, commencing with the delivery of Modules 1 and 2 of the Modern Port Management Course from 20 February to 3 March. 21 middle managers from PELINDO I to IV and its subsidiaries is taking part in the programme.

The first two modules comprise of topics on International Trade and Transport and Organization of a Port System, respectively. A planning session will also take place with the representatives of PELINDO to determine the future strategies for PMP Cycle 4 in Indonesia.

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the 4 PELINDO’s, including IPC Corporate University, as well as H.E. Mr. Kyle O’Sullivan, Ambassador of Ireland to the Republic of Indonesia.

Indonesia has completed the 3rd cycle of the programme in 2015, wherein the deliveries were alternatively lead by UNCTAD and international instructors (including Irish port experts) as well local senior managers who have already completed the training-of-trainers workshop. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final thesis.

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Contacts: Mark Assaf    Aylwin Zabula