UNCTAD Training and Capacity-Building Workshop on Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance, 14-18 March 2016, Nairobi
Sustainable freight transport entails, in particular, sustainable transport policies, planning strategies, and investment decisions that effectively balance the economic, environmental and social objectives. This is particularly crucial for developing countries, including in East Africa as they have the opportunity – given their developmental stage and current focus on infrastructure development process – to consider integrating at early stages of infrastructure investment and planning, relevant sustainability principles and criteria.
UNCTAD has delivered a capacity-building and training workshop on “Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance” on 14-18 March 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshops aim was to raise awareness and share experiences and best practices among relevant public and private sector stakeholders on the various aspects of sustainable freight transport and finance. The aim was also to build the capacity of relevant stakeholders, including in particular, policy makers, transport corridor managers and operators, financial institutions and investment agencies to identify relevant policy priority areas as well as action required to promote and implement sustainable freight transport systems.
The training has benefited close to 85 participants from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. These countries are members of East Africa’s Northern and Central Transit and Transport Corridors. UNEP, UNECA, COMESA and EAC have also taken part in this initiative.
The training has been delivered by Prof. Alan McKinnon, Head of Logistics and Dean of Programs at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, and Mr. Sudhir Gota, Freelance Consultant and Advisor with expertise in transport and the environment.
Scroll down to find the programme, the list of participants, and the presentations delivered at the workshop.