Following workshops organised in South Africa, Peru, in Kenya and Sri Lanka in collaboration with the World Bank's Initiative on Transport Performance Indicators , IFRTD and the World Bank will jointly organise a workshop in Dakar from 14 to 18 July 2008. The workshop will focus on consulting and disseminating knowledge and experiences on transport performance indicators (ground, air, water and river transport). The workshop aims to advance the World Bank initiative through participation from countries in West and Central Africa.
The workshop has the following objectives:
To create awareness of the new trends in data management in the transport sector and the sector’s performance monitoring processes in relation to national and international development objectives;
To identify the critical aspects of the need for reliable data in the transport sector;
To analyse currently available transport sector data with respect to local and regional priorities and identify its deficiencies.
To identify future requirements for statistical information and major gaps.
The presentations of the participants (in English or in French) have to centre around their activities in the transport sector particularly relating to impact and monitoring indicators.
If you are interested and are based in Central or West Africa please send a one page expression of interest including the topic of your presentation before June 15 2008ien vouloir envoyer, sous forme de résumé (une page). Short and concise, the EOI has to detail your experiences related to the workshop objectives, and the reasons why you are interested in participating. Reasonable costs and expenses related to workshop participation will be covered by the wokrshop organisers. You can send your contribution by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please make sure that the subject title of your message reads: 'Transport Indicators Workshop.'