Modern Port Management Course: Final Juries for Cycle 12 and the launch of Cycle 13 in the Togo – 23 to 26 April 2024

Port autonome de Lomé
Port autonome de lomé

Programme outline

As part of the activities of the French-speaking network of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), the trainees of the 5th cycle of the port community of Abidjan had completed all eight modules of the course on Modern Port Management for months (240 hours) from January 2022 to July of 2023. The trainees wrote theses consisting of case studies concerning a real problem and providing concrete recommendations to improve the performance of the port community of Abidjan.

19 trainees (5 women 26%) from the 12th promotion of the modern Port Management Programme will defend their theses in front of a jury made up of international experts who are also members of the TrainForTrade network.

On the 26 of April, a new cycle will be launched with 20 trade operators of the port community of lome, Togo.

Le Programme de Gestion Portuaire (PGP) TrainForTrade de la CNUCED soutient les communautés portuaires des pays en développement dans la recherche d’une gestion portuaire efficace et performante. En vue d’accroître les échanges commerciaux et de favoriser le développement économique, le programme a mis en place des réseaux portuaires réunissant des institutions publiques, privées et internationales. L’objectif est de partager les connaissances et l’expertise entre les opérateurs portuaires afin de renforcer la gestion des talents et le développement du capital humain des communautés portuaires.

The UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP) supports port communities in developing countries in delivering more efficient and competitive port management in the future. In order to increase trade flows and foster economic development, the programme creates port networks bringing together public, private and international entities. The aim is to share knowledge and expertise between port operators and strengthen talent management and human resources development in port communities.

The PMP’s main objectives

  • Strengthen institutional capacity and management efficiency of ports and related agencies.
  • Promote port community participation and public-private partnerships.
  • Enhance the competitiveness of ports and the quality of their services.
  • Improve the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of ports.

The PMP provides technical assistance in various areas, including port planning, management and operations, logistics and supply chain management, port security, safety and environmental protection, and legal and regulatory frameworks. It also organizes training courses, workshops, and seminars, as well as conducts research and analysis on port-related issues.

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