“Irish Aid is pleased to have supported the English-speaking network of the Port Management Programme since its launch in 2007. We have seen first-hand the commitment of ports from across the island of Ireland who provide expert support; the port managers who have participated; and the UNCTAD personnel who run the Programme. The Programme remains a strategic and relevant response to the challenges and growing trade opportunities of developing countries.”

Mary BarrettAssistant Principal, Multilateral Section, Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2018
(TFT Port Management Programme)

“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. “

Mr. Michael D. HigginsPresident of Ireland, 2018
(TFT Port Management Programme)

“One of the greatest successes of the UNCTAD program was to bring us together – the government with the private sector – to unite efforts and have the same vision for our ports… read more

Mr. Bismark RosalesManager of Port Jennefer, Bolivia, 2018
(TFT Port Management Programme)