Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
GIZ together with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will offer e-learning courses on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries in English and Spanish language. Both courses will be delivered from 22 September 2014 to 12 December 2014.
The courses are designed to provide answers, solutions and alternative approaches in the area of urban transport planning, towards a more sustainable transport system in developing cities. They aim 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 courses 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 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%.
We cordially invite you to join our next SUTP-webinar on September, 25. Urban mobility plans like Windhoek’s Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan (SUTMP) expanded the scope of traditional planning processes by strategically focusing on overarching policy goals as well as on the factual mobility needs of all population groups. The webinar will give insights into strategy and objectives as well as into the development process of the SUTMP Windhoek. It will be conducted by Gregor Schmorl, Michael Engelskirchen (GIZ Namibia) and a representative of the city of Windhoek (enquired).
The webinar addresses local decision-makers and planners, representatives from all levels of government, and agencies interested in learning about how to strategically advance sustainable mobility in urban areas.
Thursday, 25 September 2014,
05:00-06:00 Bogotá, Lima, Quito (UTC-5)
11:00-12:00 Windhoek, London (UTC+1)
18:00-19:00 Singapore, Beijing (UTC+8).
You’ll find all information and further course offers on the new Capacity-Building platform CAPSUT: http://capsut.org/events/the-sustainable-urban-transport-master-plan-of-windhoek-namibia/
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).