Delivery of PMP Module 2, Cycle 2 in Nigeria

Port Harcourt, Nigeria (7 – 11 May 2018)

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 2 of the Modern Port Management Course from 11 – 14 May 2018 in Port Harcourt. 26 middle managers (including 6 women) from the port communities of Nigeria who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

The module will be delivered by a port expert from Ghana, along with senior managers from NPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The second of the eight training modules examines the port as a system, in particular the actions that a country could take in connection with port facilities to ensure that national ports (big or small; local, regional or national) develop and function efficiently.

Nigeria is currently undergoing the second cycle of the Port Management Programme.

Contacts:              Mark Assaf          Debbie Francisco

Port Management Week Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland (9 – 13 April 2018)

The UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), with the support of Irish Aid and in cooperation with PMP port partners, will organize the Port Management Week from 9 to 13 April at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event will commence with the Coordination Meeting of the Port Management Programme French-Speaking Network from 9 to 11 April and includes the following highlights from 11 to 13 April: the MoU Signing Ceremony with Irish Ports, the International Port Performance Scorecard (PPS4) Conference, and the Launching Ceremony of the Port Management Series Volume 5 (PMS5) Port Management Case Studies.

During the Coordination Meeting of the PMP French-speaking Network, each member port will present the results of the activities carried out in 2017 and the schedule of actions planned for 2018.

The MoU signing ceremony signifies the commitment of Irish Port Partners to the PMP English-Speaking Network in support of port communities in developing countries in quest for efficient and competitive port management.

The International Port Performance Scorecard (PPS4) Conference will give the opportunity to senior managers of the PMP Networks (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), to exchange on best practices in the area of strategic reforms for modern seaports towards greater competitiveness based on higher standards of performance. The conference will be of interest to those engaged in information collection and analysis for strategic management purposes.

Meanwhile, the Port Management Series Volume 5 (PMS5) Port Management Case Studies presents the top twelve dissertations from the 2015-2017 cycle of the English-speaking network of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme. The publication focuses on the following subject matters: Social, Economic, Financial and Operational results of the research done by the participants from member countries: Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Over 60 participants from 20 countries, which includes CEOs and port experts, will be taking part in the Port Management Week.

Contacts:    Mark Assaf       Dominique Chantrel         Gonzalo Ayala

Douala, Cameroun: Cours sur la Gestion moderne des ports TrainForTrade : soutenances des mémoires et lancement d’une nouvelle promotion

34 opérateurs portuaires du Port Autonome de Douala, dont 15 femmes, soutiendront leurs mémoires de fin de formation portuaire du programme TrainForTrade de la CNUCED. La rédaction du mémoire a pour objectif de proposer des solutions concrètes et des recommandations afin de répondre à des problèmes dans la place portuaire, identifiés par les stagiaires. Les soutenances de cette 11ème promotion se dérouleront devant un jury d’experts issus des ports membres du réseau francophone TrainForTrade et de représentants de la CNUCED.

Les participants qui auront soutenu leurs mémoires avec succès verront leur qualification validée par le Certificat de gestion portuaire attesté par la CNUCED.

Le 23 mars sera dédié au lancement d’un nouveau cycle de formation (Promotion 12, 25 cadres dont 8 femmes).

Au Cameroun 267 cadres ont suivi la formation de la CNUCED et 204 ont obtenu le Certificat Portuaire depuis 2002.

Séminaire de coaching formation pédagogique d’instructeurs, réseau portuaire francophone du programme TrainForTrade de la CNUCED

Dans le cadre des activités du programme de formation portuaire TrainForTrade, vingt-cinq cadres supérieurs des neufs ports membres du réseau francophone de gestion portuaire TrainForTrade de la CNUCED (Bénin, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinée, Haïti, Mauritanie, Sénégal et Togo) sont invités à participer à la formation de Coaching pour mettre à jour leurs connaissances sur la formation  dans le cadre des diffusion nationale du cours sur la “Gestion Moderne des Ports”. Cette formation devrait leur permettre de renforcer leur capacité à diffuser les modules concernés dans leur propre communauté portuaire.

Le cours sera dispensé par Claude Lishou, professeur à l’Université de Dakar, Alvaro Moreira, consultant CNUCED et Dominique Chantrel, expert CNUCED.

Delivery of PMP Modules 7 & 8, Cycle 4 in Indonesia

Malang, Indonesia (12 – 23 March 2018)

Port experts from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and an expert from Ireland, will co-deliver Modules 7 & 8 of Cycle 4 of the Port Management Programme (PMP) in Indonesia. 16 participants (including 2 women) from the port community of Pelindo I to IV are taking part in the Modern Port Management course. The said modules of the Modern Port Management Course, comprises topics on Administrative and Legal Management and Technical Management and Human Resources Development, respectively. Indonesia is currently on the 4th cycle of the programme.

Contacts:     Mark Assaf                Debbie Francisco