Monday, May 20, 2024

Logistics elite receive FIATA Diploma


One hundred and thirteen students receive the FIATA Diploma merit in freight forwarding from the Ethiopian Freight Forwarder and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA) in 2023, in the presence of government’s chief logistics leaders.
The logistics sector senior government officials, private logistics sector leaders and members engaged in international organizations were this year included on the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) recognized Diploma training.

(Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

The association that got a green light from FIATA to provide such kind of internationally recognized trainings since 2017 has been providing several short term and extended capacity building programs and trainings on the aim to produce professionals on the dynamic logistics sector.
On the latest graduation event that was held on June 8, 2023, 113 logistics sector gurus and others were merited.
Alemu Sime, Minister of Transport and Logistics, appreciated the effort of the logistics association on its role to produce professionals in the sector.
“The FIATA international diploma program by EFFSAA is a significant intervention by the logistics community which trained hundreds of logistics professionals in the past and continues to do so in the international standard, along with the preparation of a number of certified trainers who are capable of building the capacity of upcoming professionals,” the Minister applauded.
Elizabeth Getahun, Chairperson of EFFSAA on her part cited that logistics is a critical component of all economic sectors, stating “Our association firmly believes that capacity building in the logistics sector should be a top priority, with a focus on reaching as many candidates as possible while maintaining the quality of the program.”
“Capacity building is our priority to meet the dynamic needs of the sector. One of our key intervention areas is the FIATA Diploma program, which addresses the capacity gap in the sector,” she said, adding, “Developing a large, qualified workforce in this sector can create a wide range of job opportunities for Ethiopia’s young population, both domestically and internationally.”
“We are working on new initiatives to enhance the training programs and to offer our trainees more diversity, we plan to introduce a new FIATA international higher diploma program that will arm our trainees with advanced knowledge and skills in freight forwarding that will positively impact the logistics sector in our nation,” Salahadin Khalifa, Chairperson of EFFSAA’s Training Committee, stated on his message address published on the graduation publication.

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