Voyage d’étude de la douzième promotion du programme TrainForTrade du Port Autonome de Cotonou au Ghana

Du 11 au 17 septembre 2017, vingt-et-un récipiendaires et deux encadreurs se rendront au Ghana où ils visiteront les installations portuaires des Ports de Takoradi et de Tema. Ces visites seront suivies de séances d’échanges avec les autorités portuaires. Ce voyage d’étude mettra ainsi un terme à la phase pédagogique du programme en attendant les soutenances prévues en décembre 2017.

Les voyages d’études organisés régulièrement entre les ports membres des différents réseaux linguistiques du programme favorisent l’observation et l’analyse des performances d’autres ports et l’échange d’expertise, une démarche très enrichissante pour tous les acteurs impliqués dans ces voyages pédagogiques.

Contacts: Dominique Chantrel et Stephanie Kelpe

 

e-Learning course on Trade in Service Statistics

The distance-learning course on Trade in Service Statistics organized by WTO and UNCTAD from 18th September to 27th October 2017, response to several demands for technical assistance in the compilation of trade-in-services statistics and addresses directly the aims of Goal 17 of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Partnership for the Goals). It has been developed jointly by UNCTAD (TrainForTrade and Statistics branch), the World Trade Organization and the UN Statistics Division and has also benefited from the close collaboration of the Inter-Agency Task Force on “Statistics on International Trade”.

More than 30 participants (10 Women) from 22 countries will participate in the distance learning that aims to raise awareness of Trade in Services “Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians” ability to do their work, and to help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010).

The primary target are compilers and producers of data (Statistics on International trade in services, Balance of Payments (BoP); Business statistics, etc.- and secondary target is constituted of: Data users: Ministries (Tourism, Trade, Economy, Finance); and other industry players (economists, lawyers, etc.).

The course will be conducted through TrainForTrade’s distance training platform. In this platform participants will have access to manuals, to multimedia presentations, to module exams, opinion surveys and forums created for each module for discussions with the instructor and other participants. At the end of the course, participants that have successfully approved the 5 modules and have participated in the forums will receive UNCTAD’s certificate. A face-to-face follow-up will be organized from 6th to 10th November 2017 at the WTO.

Diffusion du module portuaire sur La Gestion Technique et le Développement des Ressources Humaines

Lomé, Togo (4-8 septembre 2017)

La communauté portuaire de Lomé poursuit sa 8ème promotion du certificat portuaire TrainForTrade de la CNUCED. Du 4 au 8 septembre 2017, 20 opérateurs portuaires (dont 4 femmes) de la communauté portuaire de Lomé, bénéficieront d’une formation portant sur La Gestion Technique et le Développement des Ressources Humaines, module 8 du cours sur la Gestion moderne des ports.

Mme Monique Aita Duncan, Directeur adjoint des Ressources Humaines du Port Autonome d’Abidjan et M. Godwin Alini Yandjangoye, Directeur administratif et du Personnel à l’Office des Ports et Rades du Gabon, contribueront à la diffusion de ce module, tous deux experts portuaires et instructeurs certifiés par le programme TrainForTrade.

Les tests et les évaluations s’effectueront en ligne à l’issue de la formation sur la plateforme TrainForTrade.

Les participants qui auront suivi avec succès l’intégralité des huit modules du cours (8 modules, 240 heures) verront leur qualification validée par le Certificat de gestion portuaire attesté par la CNUCED, pour l’obtention duquel ils devront rédiger et soutenir un mémoire devant un jury d’experts internationaux.

Contacts: Dominique Chantrel et Stéphanie Kelpe

PMP Cycle 2 Dissertations and Coaching Workshop in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (20 – 28 September 2017)

Mark Assaf and Aylwin Zabula, along with an UNCTAD consultant and a port expert from Dublin Port Company, as well as senior managers from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Cebu Port Authority (CPA), will take part in the juries that will assess the case studies of 23 managers from the port communities of the Philippines. 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. Moreover, the top three best dissertations will have the opportunity to be  featured in the upcoming Port Management Series.

Meanwhile, a coaching workshop will also be organized to train a new batch of local instructors from PPA and CPA. This workshop is a step towards being certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers in the future and signals the launch of Cycle 3 of the UNCTAD PMP in the Philippines.

The Philippines has completed 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