Training and capacity building are conducted internally by the PMAWCA’s Professional Training Centre (PTC) based in Cotonou (Benin) and also externally as and when the need arises. The PTC publishes its annual calendar of training programmes at the beginning of each year. Those organized at the Training Centre in Cotonou and others conducted by interested member ports.
For the international courses organized by the Secretariat, some worthy of mention are the following:
- Regional training seminar for PMAWCA Ports on Maritime Security and the ISPS Code, sponsored by the IMO and held in Cotonou (Benin) in July 2013
- Regional training seminar for selected PMAWCA Ports on the prevention of stowaways , sponsored by the IMO, and held in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) in February 2014);
- Regional training seminar on the effective management of Port Concessions in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) in June 2014.
- PMAWCA Seminars on Port Performance Indicators and Modern Human Resources Management in Tema, Ghana, July 2015.