Le Port Autonome d’Abidjan poursuit sa 3ème promotion du certificat portuaire TrainForTrade de la CNUCED. Du 3 au 10 août 2018, 25 opérateurs portuaires dont 3 femmes du Port Autonome d’Abidjan bénéficieront d’une formation portuaire du programme TrainForTrade de la CNUCED portant sur la gestion économique et commerciale, sixième module du cours sur la Gestion moderne des ports. Cette formation sera dispensée par des formateurs locaux certifiés par le Programme TrainForTrade. Les tests et les évaluations s’effectueront en ligne sur la plateforme TrainForTrade, à l’issue de la formation, le lundi 10 août.
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.
Les soutenances sont prévues pour le premier trimestre de l’année 2019.
TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 3 of the Modern Port Management Course from 30 July – 3 August 2018 in Abuja. 26 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. The module will be delivered by a port expert from Ghana, along with senior managers from NPA 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 – the ships and the cargo – are examined chronologically for one ship call.
Nigeria 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.
Recording in progress.
The TrainForTrade team in conjunction with UNCTAD Stat, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNStat) are developing a training course on Statistics of International Trade in Services. This course “Statistiques du Commerce International des Services” is aimed at raising awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhancing the ability of statisticians to do their work and to help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010).
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The fact finding mission will start in The Philippines (9-10 July), Indonesia (16-18 July), and Singapore (20-24 July)
- Identify/meet local focal point(s)
- Present the project to national stakeholders in collaboration with local focal points
- Look for local best practices to update, improve and tailor-made the course materials
- Pre-select potential participants (not only in the capital)
- Identify potential best practices to be use for the courses
21 June 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
On 21 June, the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins received the participants of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop at his official residence at Áras an Uachtaráin. Present during the courtesy call were port representatives from the English-speaking Network: Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Serbia. Also joining the group were representatives from UNCTAD, Dublin Port Company, former senator, Mr. Pat Magner, TD, as well as Mr. Kevin O’Driscoll.
President Higgins delivered a welcome message wherein he reiterated his support for the work of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme, citing its important role to international trade.
The President also commended the contributions of IrishAid and Dublin Port Company to the programme. The president then joined the group for an afternoon tea. A tour of the official residence followed.
“As an island nation, almost uniquely depending on international trade, we in Ireland know and value the importance of our ports, and all who work there. The UNCTAD TrainForTrade programme is vitally important in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate and I am so very proud that our ports here in Ireland and Irish Aid, have been participating with the English-speaking network. ” President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins
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