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Port de Dakar, diffusion du cours sur le commerce et les transports internationaux

Promotion 12 du Port de Dakar au programme de gestion portuaire TrainForTrade

PAD.DAKARDiffusion du cours sur le commerce et les transports internationaux dans le contexte du programme de gestion portuaire, pour la 12ème promotion de la communauté de Port Autonome de Dakar compose de 20 professionnels dont 8 femmes. Le cours sera diffuser par les instructeurs locaux certifiés TrainForTrade.

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The President of Ireland meets PMP Workshop Participants

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

Contact:        Mark Assaf           Debbie Francisco          Erika Morishita

New on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs starts on 3 October


On Monday, 3 October 2016, the new on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs will take off with the first module on the Importance of Statistics on International Trade in Services. The course was developed by UNCTAD/TrainForTrade (TFT) in collaboration with UNCTAD/Stats and WTO. For this purpose, the TFT team filmed the heads of the UNCTAD- and WTO statistics departments giving an introduction for the video content of the modules.

The main objectives of this new course are to raise awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ ability to do their work and help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010). The course includes 6 distance learning modules with interactive assessments and links to communication tools for online interaction.

24 statisticians and data users (8 women) from developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific are going to benefit from this training.


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Contacts:  Dominique.chantrel@unctad.org , mark.assaf@unctad.org

Training of Trainers & Coordination Meeting – May 2016 Dublin, Ireland

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The Training of Trainers Workshop and International Coordination Meeting 2016 of the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking network was held from 24 May – 3 June 2016 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The workshop was co-organized by the Dublin Port Company, with the support of Port of Cork Company, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, and Shannon Foynes Port Company.

32 senior managers from the member ports of the English-speaking network of the Programme (Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Philippines), former port network members (Malaysia and Maldives), as well as prospective new members (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Kenya) successfully completed the workshop on the contents and delivery of modules 1 – 4 of the course on Modern Port Management and received the UNCTAD Port Management Programme Certificate.  The participants also took part in a technical visit of the Port of Dublin.

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

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The comprehensive report of the Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop can be viewed here:


Contacts: Mark Assaf and Aylwin Zabula

Cycle 1 Final Dissertations in Manila & Cebu Port visit, 23-28 November


Mark Assaf, along with an expert from Dublin Port Company took part in the juries that  assessed the dissertation deliveries of 23 middle managers from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) who have completed the 8 modules of the Modern Port Management course. All 23 managers successfully defended their dissertations and earned UNCTAD’s Modern Port Management Certificate. Moreover, a planning and evaluation session also took place with  Atty. Juan C. Sta. Ana, General Manager of PPA and other senior port managers to determine future strategies of the port training programme in the Philippines. Recognizing the valuable contribution of the programme, the Philippines has confirmed its membership to the network for a 10-year period.

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In addition, a visit is also organized in Cebu to conduct meetings with the representatives of Cebu Port Authority (CPA) as well as a port visit. CPA is an active part of the network. Cebu-Port-Authority with name

Cebu is a major economic player and contributor not only in the Philippines, but to the whole South East Asian region. This visit presents an  opportunity to determine linkages and cooperation with the Philippines’ premier port hub in the South.