Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Today the 1st Ministerial and Experts Conference on Sustainable Transport in Africa (please see agenda) which at the same time is the first conference of the African Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF) and which takes place in Nairobi has been addressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. They all highlighted the key role of sustainable transport to achieve national and international development, environmental, health and climate targets.
In parallel and to foster regional networking GIZ is organising two events, forum and regional workshop, which are taking place on October 30th and 31st within the “Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East African Cities” (SUSTRAN) project.
GIZ in cooperation with UN-Habitat implements the regional strategy of the “Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East African Cities” (SUSTRAN) project.
Initially, GIZ will focus on building capacity in sustainable transport as well as building a regional network as a platform to exchange experience and ideas on transport related projects between the three cities.
To foster regional networking two events, forum and regional workshop, will take place in Nairobi on October 30th and 31st along with the 1st Ministerial and Experts Conference on Sustainable Transport in Africa (please see agenda) which is the first conference of the African Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF). The trainings on capacity development in sustainable transport in Nairobi (03.-05.11.), Kampala (06.-8.11.) and Addis Ababa (10.-12.11.) will be delivered back-to-back after the ASTF conference. Also UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta will be spaking.
To complement the partner cities’ work on BRT demonstration corridors, the trainings will typically focus on the links between transport and urban development, institutional development, transport policy, public and informal transport as well as non-motorized transport. The trainings are intended to involve participants from all stakeholder, including ministries, the cities and transport operators.
GIZ, together with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will run its first course on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries in French language. The course will take place from 24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015, including a two-week break for Christmas.
The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. The course will familiarize participants with contemporary approaches regarding transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport.
Successful completion of the course requires participants to achieve a total score of at least 70% and entitles them to a certificate of completion. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who took all the exercises but achieved a final score inferior to 70%.
Further information is available at www.unitar.org/event/mobilite-urbaine, where participants may register until November 20th, 2014.
The flyer is available here.