TFT E-Learning Course on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with UNCTAD/Stat, UNSD and WTO, has launched the TrainForTrade E-Learning Course on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (from 25 March to 3 May) with more than 780 statisticians from over 100 different countries. Now on its second week, module two focuses on Institutional Arrangements which will be delivered with discussion fora, multimedia presentations and evaluations. This project is financed by Development Account (Statistics).

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

Programme de Gestion Portuaire en Mauritanie

25 février – 1 mars, Nouakchott, Mauritanie: Soutenances des mémoires de la première promotion (2017-2019) de la gestion portuaire TrainForTrade. Le dernier jour le lancement de la deuxième promotion pour la Mauritanie. Douze opérateurs portuaires  du Port Autonome de Nouakchott dit « Port del’Amitié » (PANPA) et Port Autonome de Nouadhibou (PAN) soutiendront leurs mémoires de fin de gestion portuaire TrainForTrade de la CNUCED. Les soutenances se dérouleront devant un jury d’experts issus des ports membres du réseau francophone TrainForTrade.

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