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PMP Training of Trainers Workshop (Modules 1 – 4) in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland (19 – 26 June 2018)

In the framework of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), a Training of Trainers (ToT)  Workshop for the English-speaking network will be held from 19 – 26 June 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop is co-organized by Dublin Port Company, with the support of Port of Cork Company, and Belfast Harbour Commissioners. It will be held at the head office of Dublin Port Company and the National College of Ireland (NCI).

17 senior managers from the member ports of the English-speaking network of the Programme (Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Nigeria, and the Philippines), as well as prospective port members (Serbia) and former member (Namibia) will be exchanging experiences and knowledge on the contents and delivery of modules 1 – 4 of the course on Modern Port Management. UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi, will take part in the closing ceremonies of the workshop to distribute the certificates to the successful candidates.

The ToT face to face workshop is the completion of the course that had started with a distance learning component which took place from 30 April – 8 June 2018, and represents a new blended learning strategy being implemented in the PMP. The objective of the workshop is to prepare the senior port managers for their roles as future instructors in their port communities. The participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a technical visit of Dublin Port.

The English-speaking network of the Port Management  Programme benefits from the kind support of Irish Aid.

Contacts:      Mark Assaf           Debbie Francisco

Delivery of PMP Modules 7 & 8, Cycle 4 in Indonesia

Malang, Indonesia (12 – 23 March 2018)

Port experts from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and an expert from Ireland, will co-deliver Modules 7 & 8 of Cycle 4 of the Port Management Programme (PMP) in Indonesia. 16 participants (including 2 women) from the port community of Pelindo I to IV are taking part in the Modern Port Management course. The said modules of the Modern Port Management Course, comprises topics on Administrative and Legal Management and Technical Management and Human Resources Development, respectively. Indonesia is currently on the 4th cycle of the programme.

Contacts:     Mark Assaf                Debbie Francisco

PMP Cycle 4 Dissertations in Ghana

Ghana (7 – 9 March 2018)

From 7 to 9 March, Mark Assaf and a port expert from Dublin Port Company, as well as senior managers from Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) will take part in the juries that will assess the case studies of 24 managers from the port communities of Ghana. 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. Ghana is currently undertaking the fourth cycle of the Port Management Programme.

Contacts:        Mark Assaf            Debbie Francisco

Delivery of PMP Module 1, Cycle 2 in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria (5 – 9 March 2018)

From 5 to 9 March, Mark Assaf, along with port experts from Dublin Port Company, and from Ghana, as well as senior managers from Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), will co-deliver Module 1 of Cycle 2 in Abuja. 26 managers from the port communities of Nigeria who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the first of eight training modules.

Module 1 of the Modern Port Management Course, “International Trade and Maritime Transport” focuses on the important and strategic relationship of ports, shippers and shipping companies. It further examines the factors that condition port activities that are an integral part of international trade. Nigeria is currently undergoing the second cycle of the Port Management Programme.

Contacts:           Mark Assaf             Debbie Francisco

UNCTAD Port Management Programme Coaching Workshop in Malaysia

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.

Contacts:   Mark Assaf     Debbie Francisco