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Workshop on Sustainable Urban Transport in southern Africa slated for next week

Workshop on Sustainable Urban Transport in southern Africa slated for next week

A workshop to discuss ways to implement Sustainable Urban Transport in Southern Africa, will be held on 27 to 30 November in Windhoek and 30 transport stakeholders from various countries in southern Africa will be present.

The workshop which will run under the theme, “Discover Sustainable Urban” will bring together stakeholders from various countries to share their knowledge and experience in sustainable transport, bus reform and improvement or sustainable mobility planning.

The workshop will be based on real case studies and a mix of presentations, discussions and group work has been designed for government officials from the transport sector who are willing to implement fast-track sustainable transport projects and want to break out the conventional ways of thinking.

The aim of the workshop is to discover new perspectives on Sustainable Urban Transport through views, experiences, challenges and solutions of other planners.

Work on specific case studies and a field trip through the area of Katutura will complement the programme and the Sustainable Transport Master Plan for Windhoek will be showcased as one case study.

This is the first workshop of its kind in the region to support cities in southern Africa, who are facing considerable challenges in meeting the mobility demands of their citizens, because urban municipal transport systems are often not meeting the requirements in terms of capacity, quality and reliability.

The event is jointly organized by the Ministry of works and Transport, City of Windhoek, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).



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