IAPH provides sustainability training to Peruvian ports

Following an invitation from the National Port Authority of Peru (Autoridad Portuaria National – APN), IAPH joined forces with UNCTAD TrainForTrade to deliver a two-day sustainability training workshop to eighty port professionals from several Peruvian ports and terminals. The initiative aligns with the central mission of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) and serves APN’s ambition to develop a national plan for the integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Peruvian ports, as explained by APN president, Manuel Hinojosa who opened the workshop. IAPH technical director Antonis Michail co-designed and delivered the programme in Lima on 4 and 5 May, together with UNCTAD TrainForTrade knowledge management officer Gonzalo Ayala and assistant general manager captain Adrian Minni of our newest member Puerto de Dock Sud from Argentina. Participants were introduced to the UN SDGs and the main sustainability initiatives under IAPH and WPSP. They experienced a Port Endeavor game training session, learned from practices of front runner ports in the region, and worked in groups for developing port policies and projects targeting the different SDGs as part of a dedicated practical exercise. The highly positive feedback received from the participants confirmed once again the realistic look and feel of Port Endeavor as a training tool, making use of real port case studies based on the content of the WPSP database of projects.  With Port Endeavor, IAPH makes a significant contribution to capacity building on sustainability and integrating the SDGs in port governance. If you are interested in organising a Port Endeavor training session in your port or region, please contact Antonis Michail: antonis.michail@iaphworldports.org.