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Supporting the Shift Towards Sustainable Freight Transport in the Northern Corridor, East Africa
02 March 2018
Mombasa, Kenya

Key Issues

​Promoting sustainable freight transport systems is crucial to achieving economically efficient, socially viable, and environmentally-friendly transportation and logistics services. To this end, UNCTAD is assisting developing countries design, develop and implement sustainable freight transport systems.  The overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of policy-makers, transport operators and key financial institutions, to develop and implement sustainable transport policies and measures, as well as financing actions and mechanisms. Areas of focus over the 2014-2018, include, the Northern and Central Corridors in East Africa, and selected countries in the Caribbean.

Under the framework of its technical assistance project on "Building the capacities of developing countries to shift towards sustainable transport", UNCTAD is delivering an advisory meeting on 2 Mach 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya, to support the Northern Corridor Transport and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) articulate the key elements of its sustainable freight transport strategy and further implementation of its Green Freight Strategy. The NCTT agreement was signed in 1985 between Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and South Sudan acceded in 2012.

Sponsor / funding:UN Development Account project "Building the capacities of developing countries to shift towards sustainable freight transport"
Language(s):English
Contact:
Transport Section/Trade Logistics Branch/Division on Technology and Logistics
Related Sites:
Covid-19 Advisory
 
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
 
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