Workshop on Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance

14 - 18 March 2016
, Kenya

​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 will be delivering a capacity-building and training workshop on "Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance" on 14-18 March 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aims 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 is 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 will benefit 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 will also take part in this initiative.

08 Mar 2016
Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority & Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency

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Frida Youssef
Chief, Transport Section/Trade Logistics Branch
T. +41 22 917 5022
Hassiba Benamara
Economic Affairs Officer
Transport Section/Trade Logistics Branch
T. +41 22 917 2038