Course: Transport in Africa

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Course (e-learning): Transport and Logistics in Africa (15 ECTS, English). Syllabus:

Two modules compose the “Course Transport and Logistics in Africa”:

Module one - International Transport and Logistics (5 ECTS)

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Module two- Transport and Logistics in Africa (10 ECTS)

Transport and Logistics in Africa

Ten subjects compose the module “Transport and Logistics in Africa”:

  1. Introduction to transport in Africa (1 ECTS)
  2. Infrastructures in Africa (1 ECTS)
    1. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (0.3 ECTS)
  3. The Marine Transport in Africa. The African Ports (3 ECTS)
  4. The African Transport Corridors (3 ECTS)
  5. Road Infrastructure Costs in Africa (0.2 ECTS)
  6. Transport and Regional Integration in Africa (0.6 ECTS)
  7. Information and communication technologies (ICT), Regional Trade, and integration in Africa (0.4 ECTS)
  8. The African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020 (0.1 ECTS)
  9. The African Value Chains (0.5 ECTS)

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Languages of study English (or French Afrique Portuguese Africa transporte Spanish Africa). The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

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Transport and Logistics in Africa

The objectives of the course “Transport and Logistics in Africa” are to know

  1. The Situation of the transport in Africa (forecast, costs, programs)
  2. The African Transport Infrastructure Network
  3. The Air Transport in Africa, main routes and airports
  4. The reasons for the decline of railway in Africa
  5. The main logistics corridors in Africa
  6. The largest African Ports
  7. How to access to the fifteen landlocked African Countries through the African Ports and corridors
  8. The importance of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)
  9. The Relationships between the regional integration and logistics in Africa and the impact on the Intra-African trade
  10. How the intensive use of ICT can reduce the logistics costs in Africa
  11. The African Road Safety Action Plan (2011-2020)
  12. The African Value Chains and how companies can take advantages

Course intended for

  1. Global companies wishing to export to Africa or import from Africa (both for maritime and landlocked countries)
  2. The African companies wanting to export from Africa or import to Africa
  3. The African companies wishing to increase his intra-African trade
  4. The Logistics companies (both African and Non-African) wanting to learn about the African Logistics sector
  5. All people related to transport and logistics in Africa
  1. Credits of the course “Transport and Logistics in Africa”: 15 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 585 Euros
  3. 20% discount for the African Students and 10% for the students from the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: three months
This course “Transport and Logistics in Africa” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

The students who have taken this course (Transport and Logistics in Africa) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

The students who complete all the exercises will obtain the diploma of the course “Transport and Logistics in Africa” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

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Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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Subjects (learning units) of the course - Transport and Logistics in Africa:

Subject 1- Introduction to transport in Africa. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to transport in Africa
  2. The African Transport Outlook 2040
  3. The African Regional Transport Infrastructure Network
  4. Forecast Demand for Transport in Africa
  5. Economic costs of the transport inefficiencies in Africa
  6. Air transport in Africa
  7. Case Study: The Ethiopian Airlines, the Best Airline in Africa
  8. Decline of the railway traffic
  9. Road transport in Africa
  10. Multimodal transport
  11. Case Study: Bollore Logistics in Africa
  12. Introduction to the Marine Transport in Africa
  13. Introduction to the African Corridors

Subject 2- Infrastructures in Africa. Syllabus:

  1. The African Infrastructure Knowledge Programme
  2. The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa
  3. Trends in the African Infrastructure Investment
  4. Analysis of infrastructure in Africa
  5. Infrastructure and economic growth in Africa
  6. Infrastructure and poverty reduction
  7. Institutional framework for infrastructure
  8. Urbanisation and delivery of infrastructure services
  9. Regional Integration and infrastructures

Subject 3- The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa
  2. Key sectors of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa
    1. PIDA - Energy
    2. PIDA - Transport
    3. PIDA - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    4. PIDA - Transboundary Water Resources
  3. PIDA’s outcomes: development through the regional integration
  4. Costs and investments of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa

Subject 4- The African Maritime Transport. Syllabus:

1- Introduction.

  1. Introduction to the Maritime Transport in Africa
  2. The largest Maritime Ports in Africa
  3. The Revised African Maritime Transport Charter
  4. The Durban Resolution on Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Protection of the Marine Environment in Africa

2- Ports of Southern Africa:

  1. Namibia: Port of Walvis Bay
  2. South Africa: Port of Durban

3- Ports in East Africa:

  1. Djibouti: Port of Djibouti
  2. Kenya: Port of Mombasa
  3. Madagascar: Ports of Madagascar
  4. Mozambique: Ports of Beira and Maputo
  5. Sudan: Port Sudan
  6. Tanzania: Port of Dar Es Salaam

4- Ports in Central Africa:

  1. Angola: Port of Lobito and the Port of Luanda
  2. Cameroon: Port of Douala
  3. Equatorial Guinea: Port of Malabo
  4. Gabon: Port of Libreville
  5. The Republic of Congo: Port of Pointe Noire
  6. The Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa

5- Ports in West Africa

  1. Benin: Port of Cotonou
  2. Ghana: Port of Tema
  3. Ivory Coast: Port of Abidjan
  4. Nigeria: Port of Lagos
  5. Senegal: Port of Dakar
  6. Togo: Port of Lomé

6- Ports in the North of Africa

  1. Algeria: Port of Algiers
  2. Egypt: Port Said
  3. Suez Canal
  4. Morocco: Port of Casablanca
  5. Tunisia: Port of La Goulette

Subject 5- The African Transport Corridors. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Transport Corridors of Africa
  2. The United Nations Almaty Programme of Action
  3. The Trans-African Highways Networks
  4. Algeria to Nigeria: Trans-Saharan corridor Algiers-Lagos
  5. Egypt to Senegal: Trans-African Highway Cairo-Dakar
  6. Senegal to Nigeria: Trans Coastal West African Highway Dakar-Lagos
  7. Nigeria to Kenya: Trans-African Highway 8 Lagos-Mombasa
  8. Libya to Namibia: Corridor Tripoli-Windhoek
  9. Egypt to Botswana: Corridor Cairo-Gaborone
  10. Senegal to Chad: Trans-Sahelian Highway Dakar-N’Djamena
  11. Chad to Djibouti: Corridor N’Djamena-Djibouti
  12. Angola to Mozambique: Trans-African Highway 9 Beira-Lobito
  13. Angola to Zambia: Lobito Corridor
  14. Kenya to Burundi: Northern Corridor
  15. Tanzania to the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Central Corridor
  16. Tanzania to Zimbabwe: North-South Corridor
  17. The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) Trade Corridor Project
  18. The Eastern and Central Africa Corridors
  19. The Corridors in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region

Subject 6- Road Infrastructure Costs in Africa. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the road infrastructure costs in Africa
  2. Building a Database for the Analysis of the Road Costs in Africa
  3. Analytical Approach for the African Road Infrastructure Costs
  4. The Unit Cost Curve by Project Size

Subject 7- Transport and Regional Integration in Africa. Syllabus:

  1. Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA) report (UNECA, BAfD, AU)
  2. Developments in the major areas across the Regional Economic Communities
  3. Free movement of people and right of establishment
  4. Macroeconomic policy convergence
  5. Physical integration
  6. Road: The Trans-African Corridors
  7. Railways
  8. Air transport
  9. Energy
  10. Developments at the inter-REC and continental levels
  11. Mainstreaming regional integration
  12. Harmonising the rules of origin across Africa
  13. Trade Facilitation Measures and Programs
  14. Market access and services
  15. Corridor initiatives
  16. Best Practices in Regional Integration in Africa

Subject 8- Information and Communications Technology, Regional Trade, and Integration in Africa. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the ICT for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa
  2. Next growth frontier of Africa: e-Commerce
  3. ITC Initiatives in the Regional Economic Communities
  4. Case Study: Online Nigerian retail sites
  5. ICT and trade facilitation
  6. ASYCUDA system (Automated System for Customs Data and Management)
  7. Case Study: the National single window (NSW) in Ghana, Namibia, Malawi and Mozambique
  8. Case Study: the Kenya Ports Authority and the Kilindini Waterfront
  9. Automated Terminal Operating System
  10. ICT and transport corridors
  11. ICT and payment systems
  12. Cross-border mobile payments

Subject 9- the African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020
  2. The Five pillars of the African Road Safety Action Plan
    1. Road Safety Management
    2. Safer roads and mobility
    3. Safer vehicles
    4. Safer Road Users
    5. Post-crash response

Subject 10- The African Value Chains. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the value chains in Africa
  2. Challenges for business
  3. The African Growth Poles
  4. How can the African companies take advantage of the value chains?
  5. Case Study: The Cocoa Value Chain (West Africa)
  6. Rules of Origin and transport costs in Africa
  7. Export Costs in Africa
  8. One-stop border post
  9. Trade Facilitation
  10. FDI Cooperation
  11. Case Study: Shoprite (the largest food retailer in Africa)

Samples of the Course - Transport in Africa

African Transport Corridors

Maritime Transport in Africa

Ports of Egypt

African Value Chains

Port of Lagos Nigeria

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor

Case Study: Bollore Logistics

Port of Durban South Africa

African Northern Corridor

Port of Mombasa (Kenya)

Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

Ports of Egypt

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Case Study: Ethiopian Airlines

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

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