TrainForTrade Modern Port Management course in Cameroon: Jury of Cycle 14 and launch of Cycle 15

TrainForTrade Modern Port Management course in Cameroon: Jury of Cycle 14 and launch of Cycle 15

Port de Douala, Cameroon; Credits: Port de Douala, Cameroon.

25 October - 02 November 2023
, Cameroon

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.

Programme outline

As part of the activities of the French-speaking network of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme, the trainees of the 14th cycle of the port community of Douala, Kribi and Limbe successfully completed all eight modules of the course on Modern Port Management for months (240 hours) from October 2022 to September 2023. With the supervision of local port experts trained by UNCTAD, the trainees also wrote a thesis consisting of a case study concerning a real problem and providing concrete recommendations to improve the performance of the port community of Douala, Kribi and Limbe.

25 trainees from the 14th promotion of the modern Port Management Programme will defend their thesis in front of a jury made up of international experts who are also members of the TrainForTrade network.

PAD : Douala Port Authority, PAK : Kribi Port Authority and PAL: Limbe Port Authority

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Porgramme Management Officer
Mr. Dominique Chantrel