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Delivery of PMP Module 8, Cycle 2 in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (31 July – 4 August 2017)

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 8 of the Modern Port Management Course from 31 July – 4 August 2017 in Manila. 24 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines 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 Dublin Port Company (DPC) and local instructors from PPA and Cebu Port Authority (CPA) who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The said module focuses on technical management and human resources development. A mock jury sessions will also be organized at the same time in order for the port managers to validate their subjects and draft case studies.

The Philippines is currently 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.

This strategy highlights the uniqueness and strength of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme in fostering local ownership to reinforce its impact and ensure sustainability.

Contacts: Mark Assaf   Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Modules 3 and 4, Cycle 4 in Indonesia

Batam, Indonesia (31 July – 11 August 2017)

Mark Assaf, along with port experts from Dublin Port Company (DPC), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will co-deliver Modules 3 & 4 of Cycle 4 of the Port Management Programme (PMP) in Indonesia. The said modules of the Modern Port Management Course,  comprises topics on the external functions of a port system and future challenges to ports, respectively. A planning session will also take place with the representatives of PELINDO I, II, III and IV in Jakarta to discuss the latest developments of the PMP in Indonesia.

Indonesia has completed the 3rd cycle of the programme in 2015, wherein the deliveries were alternatively lead by UNCTAD and international instructors (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.

This strategy highlights the uniqueness and strength of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme. Local ownership is fostered which reinforces the training’s impact and ensures the programme’s sustainability.

Contacts: Mark Assaf   Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Module 6, Cycle 4 in Ghana

Takoradi, Ghana (10-14 July 2017)

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 6 of the Modern Port Management Course from 10 – 14 July 2017 in Takoradi. 27 middle managers from the port communities of Ghana 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 Valencia Port, along with senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The sixth of the eight training modules examines the the economic and commercial management of ports, and highlights the need for modern successful ports to invigorate their management and develop a commercial strategy to preserve their current customers and source new ones.

Ghana is currently undertaking the fourth cycle of the Port Management Programme.

Contact: Mark Assaf       Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Module 7, Cycle 2 in the Philippines

 

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 7 of the Modern Port Management Course from 19 – 23 June 2017 in Manila. 24 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

The module will be delivered by local instructors from PPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. The seventh of the eight training modules examines the  administrative and legal management of ports.  A dissertation simulation will also be organized in order to prepare the participants for their upcoming  Mock Defense in July

The Philippines is currently 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. 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      Aylwin Zabula

Port Management Programme Cycle 1 Dissertations in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria (25-26 April 2017)

From 25 – 26 April, Mark Assaf and Aylwin Zabula, along with port experts from Dublin Port Company, and from Ghana, as well as senior managers from Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), will take part in the juries that will assess the case studies of 18 managers from the port communities of Nigeria. The participants have successfully completed the 8 modules of the Modern Port Management Course. Those who pass their dissertations will receive  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   Aylwin Zabula