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Philippine Trade Representative briefed on UNCTAD’s e-commerce project in South-East Asia

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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Developing A Curriculum (DACUM) sessions on Digital Identity

 

A DACUM session on Digital Identity will be organized from 18 to 19 September in UNCTAD’s HQ. The purpose of this phase from the TrainForTrade methodology, called Design a Curriculum (DACUM) is to brainstorm with experts in the subject matter (World Bank, World Economic Forum, the Republic of Estonia, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Access Now, University of Lausanne)  in order to define the objectives and content of job aids to be developed, to write training objectives, to define target population, to describe what the trainees will be able to do as a result of training and to design tests for each objective and finally to sequence training objectives and group them into training modules to form the curriculum.

The next steps will consist in the drafting and validating the training package for a delivery in the ASEAN in 2019.

This activity is anchored into a broader Development Account Project, titled “Leapfrogging skills development in e-commerce in South-East Asia in the Framework of the 2030 Development Agenda”. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen capacities of policymakers of beneficiary countries, namely Indonesia, The Philippines and Singapore, on e-commerce in two main areas:

  • Practical aspects of e-commerce, and
  • Digital Identity.

Partners in this project also include UNESCAP and UNCITRAL.

Mr. Mark Assaf – mark.assaf@un.org

Mr. Dominique Chantrel  – dominique.chantrel@un.org

Ms. Cécile Barayre-El Shami – cecile.barayre@unctad.org 

PMP Cycle 2 Dissertations and Coaching Workshop in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (20 – 28 September 2017)

Mark Assaf and Aylwin Zabula, along with an UNCTAD consultant and a port expert from Dublin Port Company, as well as senior managers from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Cebu Port Authority (CPA), will take part in the juries that will assess the case studies of 23 managers from the port communities of the Philippines. 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.

Meanwhile, a coaching workshop will also be organized to train a new batch of local instructors from PPA and CPA. This workshop is a step towards being certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers in the future and signals the launch of Cycle 3 of the UNCTAD PMP in the Philippines.

The Philippines has completed 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.

Contacts: Mark Assaf      Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Module 8, Cycle 2 in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (31 July – 4 August 2017)

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 8 of the Modern Port Management Course from 31 July – 4 August 2017 in Manila. 24 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines 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 Dublin Port Company (DPC) and local instructors from PPA and Cebu Port Authority (CPA) who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The said module focuses on technical management and human resources development. A mock jury sessions will also be organized at the same time in order for the port managers to validate their subjects and draft case studies.

The Philippines 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.

Contacts: Mark Assaf   Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Module 7, Cycle 2 in the Philippines

 

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 7 of the Modern Port Management Course from 19 – 23 June 2017 in Manila. 24 middle managers from the port communities of the Philippines who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

The module will be delivered by local instructors from PPA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. The seventh of the eight training modules examines the  administrative and legal management of ports.  A dissertation simulation will also be organized in order to prepare the participants for their upcoming  Mock Defense in July

The Philippines 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.

Contacts:

Mark Assaf      Aylwin Zabula