Johor, Malaysia (5 – 8 February 2018)
TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Johor Port Berhad (JohorPort) local organising committee, will deliver a Coaching Workshop from 5 – 8 February 2018 in Johor. 20 middle managers (including 11 women) from the port communities of JohorPort, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I), will participate in the workshop.
The workshop will be delivered by Mark Assaf, along with port experts from Dublin Port Company (DPC) and Pelindo I.
The Coaching Workshop strengthens the trainers’ teaching skills and their ability to effectively transmit knowledge and engage workshop participants.
Malaysia is a new member 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.
Following the accession of Nigeria to UNCTAD’s Port Training Programme in 2014, a Coaching Workshop will be held from 2-6 February 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. This is the first event organized by UNCTAD and with the support of Irish Aid, after an implementation mission was carried out last July to Lagos, Nigeria, by representatives from the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Team, Dublin Port Company, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, and the Embassy of Ireland in Nigeria. This mission served as a needs assessment and prepared the ground for the implementation of Nigeria’s first Port Training Programme cycle.