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UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Port Management Programme - Delivery of Module 5, Cycle 5 in Ghana
24 - 28 February 2020
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Takoradi, Ghana

Key Issues

​TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, will deliver Module 5, Cycle 5 of the Modern Port Management Course from 24 – 28 February 2020 in Takoradi. 22 middle managers (including 5 women) 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 a port expert from   Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers.

The fifth of the eight training modules examines the methods and tools of management, which enables a port to allocate resources, measure performance, and   specify timeline for delivery. 

Ghana is currently undertaking the fifth 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.

Co-organized with:Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority; Nigerian Ports Authority
Sponsor / funding:Irish Aid

Mark Assaf
Human Resources Development Section/TrainForTrade
T. +41 22 917 5481

Debbie Francisco
Human Resources Development Section/TrainForTrade
T. +41 22 917 5796

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