Supporting the Shift Towards Sustainable Freight Transport in the Northern Corridor, East Africa

02 March 2018
11:00 - 07:00 hrs.
, Kenya

​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.

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Transport Section/Trade Logistics Branch/Division on Technology and Logistics