Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Participation will be free of charge; however, accommodation and travel expenses cannot be covered. Please arrange your own flight bookings.
GIZ will hold a joint training with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on “The Role of Sustainable Urban Transport in the Framework of African Cities” in Rabat, Morocco 23-25 October 2014. Urban areas in Africa are characterized through tremendous transport related challenges such as congestion, poor public transport infrastructure and air pollution. The lack of quality of municipal public transport systems often leads to citizens switching to private cars or using informal transport providers. As a result, urban transportation is dominated by private cars and the informal stakeholders.
The 2,5-day Regional Workshop on “The Role of Sustainable Urban Transport in the Framework of African Cities” in Rabat, Morocco is a follow-up to the meaningful “Regional Training on Sustainable Transport, Bus Improvement and Bus Rapid Transit” from Dec 2-4 2013 in Amman, Jordan and a second course on the “Improvement of Bus Transport and Bus Rapid Transit” from 24-26 April 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The regional trainings were jointly organized by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB).
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) organised the fourth session of the Committee on Transport in Bangkok between 15th to 17th October 2014. The committee meeting was called to review national, sub regional and regional progress in transport and also discuss ways to address common challenges and the future direction of ESCAP’s work. Different states members provided an overview of the various planning and implementation strategies adopted in their region to promote sustainable transport infrastructure and services.
During this event, GIZ informed the Committee and its members about the various activities undertaken towards promoting energy efficient transport and logistic solutions. GIZ also expressed its interest to further collaborate with the ESCAP secretariat and other development partners to enhance the connectivity in the region.
The three day meeting concluded with the members of the committee recommending the tabled report to the commission for endorsement at its seventy first session in 2015.
More information: http://www.unescap.org/news/un-escap-committees-ict-and-transport-meet-bangkok-14-17-october-2014
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.