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Bolivian river port offers landlocked nation alternative route to sea

According to managers of the ports – all members of UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Programme – the waterway offers an alternative route to the sea. “The hope, the opportunities that the Paraguay-Paraná waterway offers business owners and Bolivia’s economy are considerable,” Bismark Rosales, manager of Port Jennefer, says.


PMP – Delivery of Module 3, Cycle 1 in Johor

TrainForTrade, in cooperation  with  Johor  Port  Berhad  (JohorPort) local organising  committee, will deliver  Module 3 of the Modern Port Management Course from 26 -29 November 2018 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 the Harbour Master of Belfast Harbour Commissioners, along with senior managers from JohorPort  who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The  third  of the  eight  training  modules  examines the  functions of a  port  system  and reviews commercial port operations, in particular the different functions or services offered to  the  main  port  users. Malaysia is currently undergoing the first cycle of the Port Management Programme.

PMP – Delivery of Module 5, Cycle 2 in Calabar

TrainForTrade, in  cooperation  with  the Nigerian  Ports  Authority (NPA)  local organising  committee,   will   deliver   Module  5  of  the   Modern   Port   Management Course from 19 – 23 November 2018 in Calabar. 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  will   deliver  the   course  on  “Methods   and   Tools   of Modern Management”,  along with  senior managers  from NPA 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. Nigeria is currently undergoing the second cycle of the Port Management Programme.

The Former Director of Dublin Port Company visited TrainForTrade Team


Under the framework of the Cycle 4 of the Final Dissertations in Indonesia and the Coaching Workshop on 13-16 November organized in Medan (Indonesia) by UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP) English-Speaking Network and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero), the Former Director of the Dublin Port Company, Mr. John Moore, came to Geneva and discussed the elaboration of the digital materials of the course.

Philippine Trade Representative briefed on UNCTAD’s e-commerce project in South-East Asia

Under the framework of e-Trade for All and the TrainForTrade Project on  Leapfrogging skills development in e-commerce in South-East Asia, Ms. Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade and Investments Promotion Group, Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, came to Geneva and discussed cooperation with Ms. Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, on the way forward on this project. The next activity is the e-Learning course on e-Commerce Best Practices which will be followed by a regional workshop organized in the Philippines. Joining Ms. Terrado were delegates from the Philippine Mission to the WTO, Ms. Ella Burgos and Ms. Maggie Uy.  A meeting was also organized with Ms. Genevieve Feraud, Head of the Knowledge Development Branch, Ms. Cecile Barayre and Ms. Martine Julsaint Kidane from the ICT Analysis Section, Mr. Mark Assaf, Chief of the Human Resources Development Section/TrainForTrade and Dominique Chantrel, Programme Manager of the TrainForTrade Programme.

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