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Port Management Week Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland (9 – 13 April 2018)

The UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), with the support of Irish Aid and in cooperation with PMP port partners, will organize the Port Management Week from 9 to 13 April at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event will commence with the Coordination Meeting of the Port Management Programme French-Speaking Network from 9 to 11 April and includes the following highlights from 11 to 13 April: the MoU Signing Ceremony with Irish Ports, the International Port Performance Scorecard (PPS4) Conference, and the Launching Ceremony of the Port Management Series Volume 5 (PMS5) Port Management Case Studies.

During the Coordination Meeting of the PMP French-speaking Network, each member port will present the results of the activities carried out in 2017 and the schedule of actions planned for 2018.

The MoU signing ceremony signifies the commitment of Irish Port Partners to the PMP English-Speaking Network in support of port communities in developing countries in quest for efficient and competitive port management.

The International Port Performance Scorecard (PPS4) Conference will give the opportunity to senior managers of the PMP Networks (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), to exchange on best practices in the area of strategic reforms for modern seaports towards greater competitiveness based on higher standards of performance. The conference will be of interest to those engaged in information collection and analysis for strategic management purposes.

Meanwhile, the Port Management Series Volume 5 (PMS5) Port Management Case Studies presents the top twelve dissertations from the 2015-2017 cycle of the English-speaking network of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme. The publication focuses on the following subject matters: Social, Economic, Financial and Operational results of the research done by the participants from member countries: Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Over 60 participants from 20 countries, which includes CEOs and port experts, will be taking part in the Port Management Week.

Contacts:    Mark Assaf       Dominique Chantrel         Gonzalo Ayala

Delivery of PMP Module 8, Cycle 4 in Ghana

Tema, Ghana (6-10 November  2017)

TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 8 of the Modern Port Management Course from 6 – 10 November 2017 in Tema. 27 middle managers from the port communities of Ghana who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme will participate in the course.

The module will be delivered by an Irish port expert and an instructor from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), with the support of senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The last of the eight training modules focuses on technical management and human resources development.

Ghana is currently undertaking the fourth 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 deliveries are both 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.

So far, the performance rate based on the tests for the first 7 modules is at 77.3% and the satisfaction rate is at 88.1%.

 

Contacts: Mark Assaf     Aylwin Zabula

Delivery of PMP Modules 5 & 6, Cycle 4 in Indonesia

Manado, Indonesia (23 October – 3 November 2017)

Port experts from Fundación Valenciaport, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), an expert from Ghana and an instructor from Pelindo I, will co-deliver Modules 5 & 6 of Cycle 4 of the Port Management Programme (PMP) in Indonesia. The said modules of the Modern Port Management Course, comprises topics on methods and tools management as well as commercial and economic management.

Indonesia is currently on the 4th cycle of the programme, wherein the deliveries are alternatively led by UNCTAD and international instructors, as well local senior managers who have already completed the training-of-trainers workshop. Each training cycle lasts 16 to 24 months and comprises 240 hours of in-class training and a final case study.

This strategy highlights the uniqueness and strength of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme. Local ownership is fostered which reinforces the training’s impact and ensures the programme’s 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

Soutenances 2ème promotion du PAA à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

PAA Abidjan20 opérateurs portuaires du Port Autonome d’Abidjan, dont 5 femmes, soutiendront leurs mémoires de fin de formation portuaire du programme TrainForTrade de la CNUCED les 22 et 23 août prochains.

Les soutenances se dérouleront devant un jury d’experts issus des ports membres du réseau francophone TrainForTrade, à savoir le Benin, le Cameroun, le Gabon, la Guinée, Haïti, la Mauritanie, le Sénégal, le Togo, et de représentants de la CNUCED.

La rédaction du mémoire a pour objectif de proposer des solutions concrètes et des recommandations afin de répondre à des problèmes dans la place portuaire, identifiés par les stagiaires.

Les participants qui auront soutenu leurs mémoires avec succès verront leur qualification validée par le Certificat de gestion portuaire agréé par la CNUCED.

Pour cette deuxième promotion, le taux de réussite aux tests écrits est de 77.3% et le taux de satisfaction des participants est de 90.3%.

Le jeudi 24 août sera dédié au lancement d’un nouveau cycle de formation pour la Promotion 3 d’Abidjan.

Lien: Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA)

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