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.
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.
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.
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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