Author Archives: Debbie Francisco

PMP Delivery of Module 6: Economic and Commercial Management, Cycle 2 in Nigeria, from 4 – 8 February 2019 in Warri

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 6 of the Modern Port Management Course from 4 – 8 February 2019 in Warri. 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. More >>>

PMP Delivery of Module 4: Future Challenges for Port Managers, Cycle 1 in Malaysia, from 18 – 21 February 2019 in Johor

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Johor Port Berhad (JohorPort) local organising committee, will deliver  Module 4: Future Challenges for Port Managers of the Modern Port Management Course from 18 – 21 February 2019 in Johor. 23 middle managers (including 10 women) fromthe port communities of JohorPort who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course. More >>>

Coaching Workshop and Cycle 4 Final Dissertations in Indonesia

UNCTAD / TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP) English-Speaking Network, in cooperation with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero), will organize a Coaching Workshop from 13 – 16 November 2018 in Medan, Indonesia

Mark Assaf and an expert from Dublin Port Company (DPC), will co-deliver the Coaching Workshop to 18 participants from Pelindo I, and the port communities of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Tanzania Ports Authority and Kenya Ports Authority.

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The President of Ireland meets PMP Workshop Participants

21 June 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)

On 21 June, the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins received the participants of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop at his official residence at Áras an Uachtaráin. Present during the courtesy call were port representatives from the English-speaking Network: Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Serbia. Also joining the group were representatives from UNCTAD, Dublin Port Company, former senator, Mr. Pat Magner, TD, as well as Mr. Kevin O’Driscoll.

President Higgins delivered a welcome message wherein he reiterated his support for the work of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme, citing its important role to international trade.

The President also commended the contributions of IrishAid and Dublin Port Company to the programme. The president then joined the group for an afternoon tea. A tour of the official residence followed.

“As an island nation, almost uniquely depending on international trade, we in Ireland know and value the importance of our ports, and all who work there. The UNCTAD TrainForTrade programme is vitally important in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate and I am so very proud that our ports here in Ireland and Irish Aid, have been participating with the English-speaking network. ”  President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins

Contact:        Mark Assaf           Debbie Francisco          Erika Morishita

PMP Training of Trainers Workshop (Modules 1 – 4) in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland (19 – 26 June 2018)

In the framework of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), a Training of Trainers (ToT)  Workshop for the English-speaking network will be held from 19 – 26 June 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop is co-organized by Dublin Port Company, with the support of Port of Cork Company, and Belfast Harbour Commissioners. It will be held at the head office of Dublin Port Company and the National College of Ireland (NCI).

17 senior managers from the member ports of the English-speaking network of the Programme (Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Nigeria, and the Philippines), as well as prospective port members (Serbia) and former member (Namibia) will be exchanging experiences and knowledge on the contents and delivery of modules 1 – 4 of the course on Modern Port Management. UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi, will take part in the closing ceremonies of the workshop to distribute the certificates to the successful candidates.

The ToT face to face workshop is the completion of the course that had started with a distance learning component which took place from 30 April – 8 June 2018, and represents a new blended learning strategy being implemented in the PMP. The objective of the workshop is to prepare the senior port managers for their roles as future instructors in their port communities. The participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a technical visit of Dublin Port.

The English-speaking network of the Port Management  Programme benefits from the kind support of Irish Aid.

Contacts:      Mark Assaf           Debbie Francisco