Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the regional Programm CoMun (GIZ) and the Sector project Transport Policy Advisory Services (GIZ) (IRU), the training on "The Role of Sustainable Urban Transport in the Framework of African Cities" attracted 33 decision-makers from 11 African countries. The workshop was held from 23th-25th of October in Rabat, Morocco.
The participants included representatives from various governmental ministries and departments, international organizations and public transport providers from Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Senegal, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Gabon, Cote d’Ivore and Niger. The training course kicked off with welcome addresses by Mr Mr OULAALOU Fathallah, Mayor of Rabat.
The workshop enabled 33 transport policy decision-makers, planners and public transport companies to share knowledge on local and international approaches and experiences in improving sustainable urban transport.
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, 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.