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Training & Workshop On Rural Transport Management and Financing
January 18, 2011
The IFRTD is partnering with PUSTRAL, IFGRTD and MICD to organise a training workshop on Rural transport Management and Financing between 21 February and 4 March in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Details on a brand new award honouring the best efforts on the ground and in promoting the application of innovative, sustainable and good practices in the field of transport in the developing world.
East and Southern Africa Regional Coordinator, Peter Njenga, reflects on the significance of the new www.maketetree.org website that charts the history of the small Tanzanian transport programme that had a formative influence on the rural transport sector
Entries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices Award
September 2, 2010
Young people from developing countries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Colin Relf Award - Exploring new thinking in rural transport.
Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on
July 7, 2009
Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka
IFRTD's Colin Relf Young Voices Award - Second Round Winners Announced
June 12, 2009
IFRTD is delighted to announce the winners of the second round of the Colin Relf Young Voices Award, in which young people from developing countries expressed their ideas and opinions on the role of rural transport in sustainable agricultural development.
IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation
June 4, 2009
IFRTD has made a comprehensive submission to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) White Paper consultation process, highlighting the critical role that rural transport plays in socio-economic development and economic growth.
Atelier national Burkinabé sur la thématique: Transport et Décentralisation
April 29, 2009
Le Groupe Forum National Burkinabé (GFN) organise du 26 au 30 Avril 2009 un atelier national de réflexion sur le thème : « Mobilité et accessibilité en milieu rural du Burkina Faso : enjeux et opportunités des collectivités territoriales dans le contexte
SSATP Publishes a New Knowledge Product
January 7, 2009
SSATP is pleased to share the release of a new knowledge product entitled: A USER GUIDE TO ROAD MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Urban Transport 2009: Sida-Sponsored International Training Programme
January 7, 2009
Enabling participants to develop strategies and plans for tackling transport problems in their own country contexts
The State of Rural Transport and Development - An International Workshop
November 19, 2008
From 22-24 October 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian and international rural transport and development specialists gathered to review the current state of rural transport knowledge and practice. Are we facing the same challenges that existed 20 years ago,
Innovative System to Measure Environmental Impact of Infrastructure Projects
November 4, 2008
New award winning Latin American Condor program tool integrates environmental and biodiversity conservation criteria in evaluating infrastructure projects
Actualisation de la stratégie de développement du secteur du transport du Burkina Faso
October 24, 2008
Sous l’initiative du Ministère Burkinabé en charge des Transports, le Burkina Faso va procéder bientôt à l’actualisation de sa Stratégie de développement du secteur du transport
Announcing a 3 day international rural transport workshop
October 6, 2008
IFRTD, the ILO, and TFG announce an international workshop on the state of rural transport and development. The workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam from 22-24 October 2008.
L’annuaire statistique des Transports du Burkina Faso vient de paraître
September 30, 2008
Document de référence en matière de transport au Burkina Faso, l’Annuaire statistique 2007 du Ministère des Transports a été publié
Building the Road to Prosperity
September 23, 2008
SEACAP projects in Vietnam aim to give local workers more skills to build and maintain rural roads, Michael Libucha reports for Vietnam News.
IFRTD Asia organises Health and Transport Advocacy Workshop in Nepal
September 2, 2008
Health, Rural Transport and National Planning government officials together with Mobility & Health Researchers agreed to set policies that will address the key issues faced by rural communties in getting access to Health.
India is redefining poverty
August 22, 2008
Access to basic services will be included in next National Sample Survey in India to get better overview of poverty.
Nouveau numéro du bulletin "Mobilité" du GFN de la RDC
July 7, 2008
Le bulletin N°13 du mois de Mai 2008 du trimestriel du Groupe Forum National de la RDC vient de paraître.
Workshop on Rural Roads, Transportation and Travel
June 30, 2008
Co-organised by IFAD, ILO and IFRTD, this networking and information-sharing workshop aims to enhance pro-poor performance in Rural Roads, Transportation and Travel (RTT) to help achieve the MDGs.
Event: The Impact of Non-Transport Policies on Transport
June 30, 2008
A UK policy workshop to explore the interrelationship between the transport, education, health and housing sectors
3rd Latinamerican Asphalt Technical Seminar and 6th International Asphalt Conference
June 30, 2008
Taking place 4th - 9th of August in Bucaramanga, Colombia the programme and exhibitions will highlight the latest designs, products and materials from the sector
Bus services shun Zimbabwe's deteriorating roads
May 21, 2008
Service providers in the transport sector are shunning the Mberengwa area in Zimbabwe because the district’s road network is not accessible.
Intermediate Means of Transport Engineer needed for Lesotho Access and Mobility Study
May 12, 2008
An IMT Engineer is needed to join an 8 person multi-disciplinary team in March 2008 conducting a study into basic access and mobility standards and needs in Lesotho.
China and Democratic Republic of Congo to Complete Massive Mining for Infrastructure Deal
May 12, 2008
A deal worth $9 billion allowing China access to DRC copper and cobalt reserves in return for roads, railways and other infrastructure will be sealed imminently.
$1.15bn ADB boost to Pakistan’s Road and Reform programmes
May 11, 2008
Major rehabilitation and expansion of Pakistan's road network will help foster national and regional trade routes.
Funding and Project News from GRSP
May 11, 2008
The Global Road Safety Partnership announces major new funding agreements and the rolling out of its helmet wearing programme.
Transport Indicators Workshop in Central and West Africa
May 6, 2008
Following workshops in South Africa, Peru, Kenya and Sri Lanka which were part of a collaboration with the World Bank's Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic group, IFRTD will co-host a workshop in Dakar to be held from 14-18 July 2008.
Two new editions from the DRC Newsletter online
April 11, 2008
The National Forum Group from DRC Congo has published new Mobility issues (11 and 12 in French) which focus on rural mobility and access in a rehabilitation context.
Treating access as a means to an end: an example from Nepal
April 11, 2008
A new overview of the Decentralised Rural Infrastructure and Livelihoods Project (DRILP) in Nepal demonstrates that local infrastructural development is considered as a means to an end, rather than previously an end in itself.
The World Bank’s Transport Strategy – Economic and Social Development?
April 8, 2008
The World Bank is the leading international institution influencing change in transport infrastructure and services in developing countries. A one off event in the UK will explore how their new strategy can incorporate both economic and social imperative
Social Roads - a new perspective for transport safety
March 5, 2008
A new publication from Benin explores the interaction between social and commercial activities and safety issues relating to transport infrastructure and services.
Workshop on road safety management
December 30, 2007
SSATP and GRSF organise a joint workshop on road safety management in Addis Abeba from 28-30 November.
IFRTD participated in the 14th Road Safety Conference
November 28, 2007
The 14th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents (RS4C) welcomed a brilliant and remarkable participation from IFRTD.
All You Need to Know About IRAP
November 3, 2007
Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning - IRAP for short - has proved to be one of the most successful and enduring planning tools to have emerged from the rural transport field. Visit IFRTD's new online guide to download all the major IRAP resources.
Workshop on Road Financing to be Held in DRC
November 1, 2007
On the 17th of November 2007, the National Forum Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo will organise a workshop to debate the institutional arrangements in road financing.
Rural transport and Mobility in West and Central Africa - The proceedings from the SDC/Skat Workshop
October 31, 2007
The regional SDC workshop held in N'Djamena (Chad) from 18 to 21 September focused on lessons learned to define future challenges.
IFRTD Asia Held 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam
October 31, 2007
IFRTD Asia held the 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam from 14 to 15 September 2007.
Zimbabwe: Rural Commuters Are Going Nowhere
October 29, 2007
Rural commuters in Zimbabwe cannot catch a bus to their nearest clinic or shop anymore as the spiralling economic decline forces many transport operators to shut down their services in the countryside.
Atelier de formation des formateurs du SSATP à Nairobi
October 22, 2007
L’atelier de Formation des Formateurs du Programme des Politiques de Transport en Afrique Subsaharienne (SSATP) organisé à Nairobi du 11 au 19 Octobre 2007 a connu la participation effective de l’IFRTD.
Cambodia National Community of Transport Practitioners (CNCTP) drafts their Strategy for 2007-2010
October 4, 2007
Cambodian National Community of Transport Practioners (CNCTP) is in the process of drafting their strategy to assist addressing the issues of the rural transport sector in the country.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
September 7, 2007
A partnership between bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and African institutions, the ICA makes its members more effective at supporting infrastructure by pooling efforts in selected key areas.
IFRTD and SEACAP join hands in organising workshop
August 17, 2007
South East Asia Community Access Programme and IFRTD will organise an international networking workshop followed by the regional governance meeting
At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?
August 11, 2007
The Bretton Woods Project recently published a brief by Public World Director Brendan Martin likening the World Bank’s new transport strategy to a British train ‘running late with no public announcement as to the delay’.
New Rural Transport Blog
June 30, 2007
An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.
Awareness Programme on Rural Transport for Heads of Local Government bodies in Sri Lanka
May 9, 2007
Local Government Heads learn about Rural Transport needs
UWABA seek advice on cycle-friendly road planning
April 19, 2007
The Dar Es Salaam Cycling Community (UWABA) are seeking advice from engineers and planners with experience of cycle friendly road planning.
ILO-ASIST announce 12th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners
March 27, 2007
ILO-ASIST's 1st announcment of seminar entitled “Prioritising Employment Creation in Government Policies and Investments in Infrastructure Programmes” to be held 08-12 October 2007, Durban South Africa.
Outcomes of the Africa Transport Safety Conference
March 27, 2007
The Africa Transport Safety Conference brings into profile the issue of Rural Transport Safety
Cuba Meeting Highlights Practical Rural Transport Initiatives
March 25, 2007
The Cuba National Forum Group for Rural Transport and Development recently organised The III National Meeting of Rural Transport Service Drivers to share knowledge and ideas for improved rural transport in Cuba.
Linking Poverty Reduction and Road Management in Ethiopia
March 25, 2007
The Ethiopian Rural Travel and Transport Programme (ERTTP) recently held their 6th annual meeting in Addis Ababa.
New Strategic Plan 2006-2012 for the Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development in Guinea
January 8, 2007
The Guinean Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development has announced a new strategic plan to take the organisation from 2006 to 2012.
Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales
October 31, 2006
El Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT) en coordinación con el IFRTD llevó a cabo en sus instalaciones el Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales, los días 7 y 8 de septiembre de 2006.
II Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 18, 2006
Popayán, Colombia, 1 y 2 de junio Invitación a inscribir ponencias hasta el 30 de abril.
Course on Non-motorised transport
June 22, 2006
Planning, design, construction, and evaluation of spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and animal-drawn transport. Course at the University of Pretoria from 21-23 of August 2006
10th Transnet Meeting - Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing
May 9, 2006
An event to provide an overview on the 'state of the art' in Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing.
Post-disaster Guidelines launched by LFRTD
January 30, 2006
The Lanka Forum for Rural Transport and Development (LFRTD) has launched Guidelines for the rehabilitation of Rural Transport systems after natural disaster
New IRAP publications
May 19, 2005
ILO ASIST AP have recently published two new resources on IRAP.
Forum News 15.3: Why are we still talking about women headloading?
November 9, 2010
Download Forum News 15.3 which focuses on the gender and transport agenda; what has been achieved and what comes next.
Transport safety: a rural epidemic too
November 6, 2010
An article featured in the 2010 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. Highlighting IFRTD's commitment to broadening international understanding of the transport safety agenda to encompass the experience of communities in rural settings.
A compilation of abstracts presented at the Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-Border Infrastructure Development Workshop in June 2010 is now available online.
Issue 14.4 of Forum News, IFRTD's thematic bulletin, focuses on climate change and rural transport.
Perutube on the Airwaves
March 26, 2010
Listen to Joe Myerscough from Radio Roundhouse's Arts Attack programme interviewing Ana Bravo, Silvia Bravo and Matt Barker about the Messages from the Amazonas project.
A literature review on Mobility and Health prepared by Dr Kate Molesworth, Swiss Centre for International Health.
Forum News 13.1: Transport Hubs: A new perspective for rural transport services
June 2, 2006
Forum News issue focusing on rural transport hubs.
Forum News issue highlighting the IFRTD Poverty Watch programme and its findings.
The Makete Approach: The Case of PIRTP and RAMPA in Malawi. By Alexander R Phiri
January 15, 2006
This Malawi case study is part of a series of studies completed under and IFRTD initiated project 'The Makete Approach' to evaluate the impact of the pioneering MIRTP project on the policy and institutional landscape of todays transport sector.
Forum News 12.2: Passive Recipients to Active Participants
September 2, 2005
Forum News focused on community participation in transport management.
Forum News 12.1: Reconstructing Vulnerability or Reconstruction with Change?
March 2, 2005
Forum News focusing on transport and disasters.
Local Transport Solutions for Rural Development
June 5, 2002
Download the photographic book by Paul Starkey
Forum News 9.2: Good Governance and Capacity Building, 2 Sides of the Same Coin
October 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and governance.
Forum News 9.1: Listening to Different Voices, Multi-Modal Planning
June 3, 2001
Forum News focused on rural transport and planning
Forum News 8.2: Too Fast, Too Slow? - Fiscal Policy in the Transport Sector
September 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on transport, taxation and economic policies.
Forum News 7.3: The Forum Looks to the Future
January 3, 2000
Millennium edition of Forum News
Transport services MDGs
Safety and Security
Regional East and South Africa
Regional West and Central Africa
Regional Latin America
Mobility as a Human Right