Author Archives: Debbie Francisco

Delivery of PMP Module 1, Cycle 5 in Ghana

Participants of Port Management Programme Cycle 5 (GPHA) with Irish port expert

TrainForTrade, in cooperation withGhana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, is delivering Module 1, Cycle 5 of the Modern Port Management Course from 1 – 5 April 2019 in Tema. 22 middle managers (including 5 women) 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 Dublin Port Company, with the support of senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. Also taking part in the workshop are representatives from Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), composed of 5 senior managers who are taking part as observers.

The first of the eight training modules examines International Trade and Maritime Transport, which focuses on the important and strategic relationship of ports, shippers and shipping companies.

Contacts:            Mark Assaf           Erika Morishita            Debbie Francisco   


PMP delivery of Module 2, Cycle 3 in the Philippines

In the framework of the UNCTAD Port Management Programme (PMP) and in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee,a port expert from Dublin Port Company as well as from PT Prima Indonesia Logistik, a subsidiary company of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero), will deliver Module 2, Cycle 3 of the Modern Port Management Coursefrom 22 – 26 April 2019 in Manila. 22 middle managers (including 11 women) fromthe port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

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. Themodule will be co-delivered by instructors from PPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

Contacts:    Mark Assaf         Erika Morishita          Debbie Francisco

PMP Delivery of Module 7, Cycle 2 in Nigeria

TrainForTrade, in cooperation withthe Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 7, Cycle 2 of the Modern Port Management Course from 29 April – 3 May 2019in Abuja. 25 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.

In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goal 17- in promoting South-South collaboration, an expert from Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) will deliver the course on “Administrative and Legal Management”, along with senior managers from NPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The seventh of the eight training modules examines the administrative and legal management of ports.

Contacts:           Mark Assaf                 Erika Morishita             Debbie Francisco

PMP Delivery of Module 5: Methods and Tools of Modern Management, Cycle 1 in Malaysia

JohorPort Berhad, one of the major trade gateways in Malaysia.

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Johor Port Berhad (JohorPort) local organising committee, will deliver  Module 5 of the Modern Port Management Course from 18 – 21 March 2019 in Johor. 23 middle managers (including 10 women) from the port communities of JohorPort 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 the Port Authority of Valencia, along with senior managers from JohorPort who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The fifth of the eight training modules examines the methods and tools of management, which enables a port to allocate resources, measure performance, and  specify timeline for delivery. Malaysia is currently in the first cycle of the Port Management Programme.

Contacts:      Mark Assaf             Debbie Francisco


PMP Launch of Cycle 3 and Delivery of Module 1: International Trade and Maritime Transport, in the Philippines

The participants of PMP Cycle 3  and local organizing committee from the port community of the Philippine Ports Authority with UNCTAD and Dublin Port Company experts. 

In the framework of the UNCTAD Port Management Programme (PMP) and in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, Mark Assaf, along with a port expert from Dublin Port Company, will deliver Module 1 of the Modern Port Management Course from 4 – 8 March 2019 in Manila. 25 middle managers (including 13 women) from the port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

The first of the eight training modules examines International Trade and Maritime Transport, which focuses on the important and strategic relationship of ports, shippers and shipping companies. It further reviews the factors that condition port activities that are an integral part of international trade. The module will be co-delivered by instructors from PPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

Moreover, meeting with the senior management ofPPA and Cebu Port Authority (CPA) are also planned in order to discuss the PMPCycle 3 Road Map (Action Plan) for the Philippines.The Philippines is now on its third cycle of thePort Management Programme.

Contacts: Mark Assaf              Debbie Francisco