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Sénégal-Mali: Amélioration de la gouvernance routière2011-06-14Les premiers ministres du Mali et du Sénégal se réunissent pour améliorer la gouvernance routière, le commerce
La BAD adopte la stratégie d’intégration régionale pour l’Afrique centrale 2011-06-13Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a approuvé le Document de stratégie régionale 2011-2015 pour l’Afrique centrale, qui vise à réduire la pauvreté par le développement des infrastructures et le renforcement des capacités institutionnelles
La BAD investit 800 millions de dollars dans les transports en Afrique2011-06-13La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) finance plusieurs projets dans les secteur prioritaires comme les transports, l'énergie, les infrastructures
Système des transports en Afrique orientale et centrale en RDC2011-06-10Discussion à Kinshasa sur le système de transports en Afrique orientale et centrale
Construction d’une route d’intérêt sous-régional au nord du Congo2011-06-1044 milliards de F CFA pour la construction d’une route d’intérêt sous-régional au nord du Congo
Intégration régionale: essor des infrastructures routières et ferroviaires en Afrique centrale2011-06-10En Afrique centrale, l’intégration régionale est en marche. Les six états membres de la CEMAC ont lancé un vaste programme de rénovation et de construction d’infrastructures routière et ferroviaire dans la zone.
Le 14ème rapport sur la gouvernance routière en Afrique de l'Ouest est disponible2011-05-09Résultats décourageants du 14ème rapport sur la gouvernance routière
Discussion en ligne: Genre - Pauvreté - Environnement2011-04-29Sous l'initiative de la Banque mondiale, une discussion en ligne est organisée ciblant les acteurs de développement
Travaux publics au Cameroun: 50 cadres à l’école des routes rurales 2011-04-28Au total 50 cadres des travaux publics à l’école des routes rurales au Cameroun
Transport régional en Afrique de l'Ouest: Baisser les coûts, un gros défi2011-04-28Baisser les coûts de transport trans régional en Afrique de l'Ouest constitue un gros défi
De nouveaux investissements dans les routes rurales au Niger2011-04-28Le nouveau Président du Niger Mahamadou Issoufou compte investir plus de 600 miliards de Fcfa dans la construction des infrastructures routières durant son mandat
Swiss Assistance for Bridge Programmes (Trail and Motorable Bridges) in Nepal.2011-04-15
Désignation des membres du Conseil d'administration de l'IFRTD2011-03-29Le processus d'élection de nouveaux membres du Conseil d'Administration de l'IFRTD a été amorçé
Lancement du Programme Villages du Millénaire au Cameroun2011-03-18Le Gouvernement du Cameroun en partenariat avec TICAD IV, l’Institut de la Terre de l’Université de Columbia et le Centre des OMD Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre et le Millenium Promise se propose de mettre en œuvre un programme intitulé Programme Village
Quatrième cours de TRANSPORTNET sur la méthodologie de recherches2011-03-01TRANSPORTNET accueille son quatrième cours sur la méthodologie de recherches à Antvers (Belgique)
Formation à fort coéfficient d'emploi par l'OIT2011-02-24Le Centre international de Formation de l’OIT (Turin) organise, en collaboration avec le BIT Genève, le cours de formation sur les investissements à fort coefficient d'emplois pour le développement durable.
BAD-Bénin: Financement des routes rurales2011-02-22BAD-Bénin: 24,88 milliards de francs CFA pour un projet routier, en appui à l’intégration régionale
Financement des routes rurales au Gabon2011-02-22La BAD débloque 36 milliards de FCFA pour financer des projets agricoles et d’infrastructures rurales dans la province du Woleu-Ntem, nord du Gabon
Assemblée générale annuelle 2010 du SSATP2011-02-22Le rapport de la dernière Assemblée générale annuelle du SSATP est déjà disponible
Tracasseries routières sur les corridors inter-Etats de l'UEMOA2011-01-27Le 13ème rapport de l'Observatoire des pratique anormales (OPA) de Trade Hub sur les tracasseries routières est disponible
Nouvelle publication de la Banque mondiale sur le transport rural2011-01-19La Banque mondiale a publié un document mettant en relation l'efficience des investissements sur les routes rurales pour des services de transport efficients au Malawi
Bases de la connaissance sur le transport rural2011-01-18Sous l'initiative du Programme de Transport Rural de la Banque mondiale, une base de donnée sur le Transport rural a été réalisée
Choix d'une ambassadrice pour les questions de sécurité routière au Togo2011-01-10Le Togo s'est choisit une ambassadrice de volonté pour les questions de sécurité routière
HIMO : Opportunité pour l’atteinte des objectifs du développement agricole au Congo2010-10-27Les objectifs visés par le Congo en matière de réduction de la pauvreté par le programme de développement agricole, pourraient être atteints en intégrant la stratégie d’investissements à haute intensité de main d’œuvre (HIMO)
BAD-Bénin: Un projet routier en appui à l’intégration régionale2010-10-27BAD-Bénin: 24,88 milliards de francs CFA pour un projet routier, en appui à l’intégration régionale
Pistes Rurales: Réhabilitation et Maintenance - Afrique de l'Ouest2010-10-22De nombreux projets du FIDA en ASS concernent des régions rurales très enclavées. La réhabilitation de routes et pistes rurales ont eu des effets immédiats et significatifs sur l'activité commerciale, mais leur entretien reste un problème épineux
Vers une révision du code de la route au Niger: Le téléphone portable bientôt interdit au volant2010-10-22Au Niger, les accidents de la circulation routière sont devenus monnaie courant tant en milieu urbain qu’en milieu rural
Transport au Cameroun - L'indispensable régulation2010-10-22Le Cameroun a mal à son secteur des transports publics. La récurrence des accidents de la circulation enregistrés ces derniers temps, aussi bien dans les villes que sur les axes interurbains, illustre largement la gravité de cette préoccupation
Routes rurales au Cameroun : L'inventaire est lancé2010-10-22Le ministère Camerounais des Travaux publics (Mintp) a engagé avec l'Institut national de la statistique (INS) une opération visant à faire l'inventaire des routes rurales du Cameroun
Organisation de l'Université d'été du réseau SITRASS2010-09-24Le réseau SITRASS annonce l'organisation de la 21ème promotion de la session de formation 'Université d'été'
Peter Njenga: the significance of the new makete website2010-09-01IFRTD Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa, Peter Njenga, reflects on the significance of the new www.maketetree.org website that charts the history of the small transport programme in Tanzania that had a formative influence on the rural tran
L'approche HIMO est en marche au Cameroun2010-08-21La problématique de création des emplois locaux à travers les outils de planification, grâce à l’approche HIMO, était au centre d’un atelier de validation de la codification du dispositif « Contrat de Ville »
Prix des jeunes voix Colin Relf 20102010-08-21L'IFRTD est heureux d'annoncer le Prix des Jeunes Voix Colin Relf 2010
Conférence régionale sur les innovations en financement de l'entretien routier2010-07-23Tenue d'un conférence régionale sur les innovations en financement de l'entretien routier
Des routes rurales pour appuyer le développement agricole au Congo2010-07-23Près de 1321 km de routes rurales réhabilitée au Congo Brazzaville permettraient de créer de nouvelles opportunités de marché pour les petits producteurs
Accéder aux soins de santé à l'aide d'un tricycle2010-07-23Un nouveau projet de Rickshaw lancé assure le transport d'urgence 24h/24 pour l'accès aux soins de santé aux femmes rurales de 5 villages au Rajasthan, Inde
Skat est à la recherche d'un spécialiste en infrastructures2010-07-10Le Skat est à la recherche d'un spécialiste en infrastructures rurales et urbaines
La Banque mondiale appuie la réhabilitation des routes rurales au Cameroun2010-06-30Au total 500km de routes rurales seront réhabilitées dans le cadre d'un Projet co-financé par la Banque mondiale et le Gouvernement Camerounais
Forum National sur l'approche HIMO dans le secteur des Transports au Bénin2010-06-30Sous l'initiative de la DANIDA, Ministère Béninois en charge des transports et des infrastructures, et de COWI, un Forum National sur l'approche HIMO se tiendra à Parakou, Bénin du 2 au 9 Août 2010
Célébration de la Journée mondiale de la santé 2010 au Togo2010-05-05La Journée Mondiale de la Santé (JMS) 2010 a été célébrée le 09 Avril 2010 sur l'axe Lomé - Cotonou
Call for Papers: Gender, Economic Integration and Cross Border Road Infrastructure Development2010-02-10International workshop on Gender, Economic Integration, and Cross-border Road Infrastructure Development: Poverty and Mobility in the Context of Asia. Call for papers - deadline March 20th 2010.
Job Vacancy: Senior Advisor, Rural Roads and Infrastructure2010-02-01Danida seeks Senior Advisor, Rural Roads and Infrastructure, Uganda. Deadline: 23 February 2010.
Job Vacancy: Senior Advisor, Training, Rural Roads and Infrastructure2010-02-22Danida Seeks Senior Advisor, Training Rural Roads and Infrastructure, Uganda. Deadline 23 February 2010.
2010 Senior Road Executives Programme2010-02-01The 2010 Senior Road Executives Progamme, due to be held April 12th-24th, is run by the International Roads Federation and the University of Birmingham. Funded by the World Bank and DFID, its objective is dissemination of advances in sustainable roads.
Children and Mobility - in their own words2010-01-18A new publication sharing research on children's mobility by young researchers in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa is now online.
IFRTD's first independent ECM!2010-01-11IFRTD's first Executive Committee Meeting as an independent organisation took place in Berne, Switzerland, last December
Sri Lankan women are key beneficiaries of rural road project2010-01-11A new road building project in Sri Lanka by the Asian Development Bank targets the employment of rural women.
Additional World Bank aid for Nepal's Rural Roads2010-01-11The World Bank has approved $45 million in additional financing to scale up Nepal's efforts to improve its rural road network.
Colloque International: Transport et développement des territoires2010-01-25L'appel à communication pour un Colloque international sur le thème 'Transport et développement des territoires' est lancé
Simple Stretchers Breathe Life into Rural Nepal2010-01-11Funds raised by the Women in Transportation Seminar London (WTS) have been used to place stretchers in the heart of rural communities in 3 districts of Nepal, where they are managed and maintained by local groups.
Research Scholarships - University of Cape Town2009-12-26Applications are invited for four Postgraduate Research Scholarships at the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Gender and Cross Border Roads Development2009-12-26
APRM Proceedings and Presentations now online2009-12-26The proceedings and presentations from the IFRTD Asia and Pacific regional network meeting are now available for download.
Nepal's Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Programme Begins2009-12-26With a total cost of US$106m this ambitious programme incorporates hundreds of small scale infrastructure projects that will be managed at the Village and District level
Maternal Mortality Rates “Fallen to Zero” in Malawian Village2009-12-26In a country where a staggering number of women die in child birth, the BBC's Karen Allen discovers one Malawian village where a novel solution - a bicycle ambulance - has apparently helped to wipe out the problem.
Join the I.T. Transport Associate Pool2009-12-26I.T. Transport are inviting independent consultants to join their pool of Associates able to undertake overseas assignments in specific fields.
Transaid seek Transport and Development Experts2009-10-27Transaid seeks to build its network of transport and development consultants, particularly local consultants in Africa and Asia.
Introductory Article from Maria Arce - IFRTD's new Executive Secretary2009-10-27IFRTD's new Executive Secretary, Maria Arce, outlines her hopes and aspirations for the Forum in this introductory article
In memory - Brian Williams 2009-10-27With profound sadness, IFRTD joins the family, friends and professional colleagues of Brian Williams in mourning his passing.
IFRTD members meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Nepal2009-10-28Participants from this years IFRTD Asia and Pacific regional meeting enjoyed an important opportunity for an audience with Nepal's Hon. Prime Minister Mr Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Halving the Transport Burden in Rural Bangladesh2009-10-28Rural Transport Improvement Project in Bangladesh has helped to halve average transport times and costs
IFRTD Asia and Pacific holds its 2009 Regional Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal2009-11-17seven NFGs, four Institutional Members, and two invited members along with 9 delegates from hosts Nepal Forum for Rural Transport and Development (NFRTD) participated in the 7th Annual Asia & Pacific Regional Meeting from 9 to 11 September, 2009, at Hotel
Third International Symposium on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries to be held in Karachi, July 2010 2009-09-22The International Conference on Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Management will explore urban infrastructure and management issues, and share knowledge and experience of transportation and traffic management practices, from around the world.
Vacancies for Labour Based Field Trainers in Vanuatu2009-09-14Vacancies for labour based field trainers with the Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program
Rencontre régionale Afrique Centrale et Occidentale de l'IFRTD: Appel à candidature2009-08-26La rencontre régionale Afrique centrale et Occidentale 2009 de l'IFRTD se tiendra à Cotonou du 2 au 5 Novembre 2009
Sitrassa 9: Appel à candidature2009-08-0720 ans d’analyse des systèmes de transport en Afrique Sub-saharienne : bilan, interrogations et perspectives
Call for Expression of Interest: AFCAP2009-08-10The African Community Access Programme seek specialists to compile a Low Volume Road manual for Ethiopia
Sad News2009-08-06It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our friend and colleague Restu Novitarini Djarwoningrum, known to us all as Vita, passed away in Jakarta on Tuesday 7th July 2009
Indian Farmers Supply Chain to be Modernised by British Supermarket Giant Tesco2009-08-06A recent article in The Telegraph newspaper highlighted India's intention to radically shake up its agricultural supply chains by opening its market to foreign firms
The Transport Training Initiative2009-08-06We are delighted to share news of this important initiative, recently established to help fulfill one objective: to improve human capacities in the transport sector of developing countries
New Publication on Road Safety: Traffic Lessons for Children2009-08-01The Ethiopian National Forum for Rural Transport and Development (ENFRTD) has recently published a book on Transport Safety for Children
New Faces at the Nepal Forum for Rural Tranport and Development2009-08-01AGM sees new Executive Commitee inaugurated
Lessons Learnt from Community Bus Project in Sri Lanka2009-08-01The Centre for Poverty Analysis recenty evaluated a long established community bus project in rural Sri Lanka
SKAT and sba to Run E-Learning Course in Network Management2009-07-25The Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (SKAT) and Sustainable Business Associates (sba), will run an E-learning course in Successful Network Management between September and November 2009.
Participation de l'IFRTD à la Conférence Africaine sur la sécurité routière2009-07-20L'IFRTD a activement pris par à la Conférence Africaine sur la sécurité routière organisé à Dar es Salam, Tanzanie
An Achievement for us to Celebrate2009-07-07The Rural Transport and Development Group of Orinoquia, Colombia (TRADO), formalises research collaboration with the Colombian Institute for the Development of Science - Colciencias
Re~Cycle Ships 30,000th Bike!2009-07-07Re~Cycle ease the transport burden of women, children, outreach workers, farm workers and commuters in Africa by collecting and shipping second-hand bicycles
Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on 2009-07-07Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka
Executive Summary of the National Rural Transport Workshop in Burkina Faso2009-07-06Executive Summary of the National Rural Transport Workshop in Burkina Faso with the theme of decentralisation is now available on line
IFRTD's Colin Relf Young Voices Award - Second Round Winners Announced2009-06-30IFRTD is delighted to announce the winners of the second round of the Colin Relf Young Voices Award, in which young people from developing countries expressed their ideas and opinions on the role of rural transport in sustainable agricultural development.
New IFRTD Executive Secretary2009-06-16The IFRTD Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Arce Moreira as Executive Secretary of the IFRTD Secretariat. Read more for a snapshot of the experience Maria brings to the Forum.
IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation2009-06-04IFRTD has made a comprehensive submission to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) White Paper consultation process, highlighting the critical role that rural transport plays in socio-economic development and economic growth.
Turning Point – The New Road Safety Documentary2009-06-03This hard-hitting film, presented by actress Michelle Yeoh, investigates the neglect of road safety by the international community and unveils the true scale of the hidden epidemic of road traffic injuries in developing countries
Health Without Limits in Peru2009-06-03Salud Sin Limites (Health without Limits) Peru has embarked on a transit accident research programme to inform the public policy debate
In Wamakko, Donkeys are Ambulances2009-06-03According to villagers, the lack of vehicles has now compelled them to engage the services of donkeys to convey the sick to the local government headquarters a few kilometres away, before getting a vehicle to hospital in Sokoto, the state capital
Invest More in Africa's Roads2009-05-18The goods which finally reach Katine market all bear the cost of transport over hundreds of miles to get there. Every Katine farmer ends up paying steeply for the costs of transporting his goods to market.
South African Bike Factory in New Phase2009-05-19The Shova Kalula project to provide a bike for everyone in South Africa has entered a new phase with an ‘expression of interest’ being issued for a manufacturing plant to help produce 1,000,000 bikes.
National Workshop: Asset Management in Rural Roads - Issues and Challenges2009-04-29Organised by PMGSY (Indian National Rural Roads Programme) the workshop will take place in Hyderabad, India, 28th-29th April 2009
Call for Abstracts: TRANSED 20102009-04-29The 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons will take place 2nd-4th June 2010 in Hong Kong
Motorbikes and Midwives: Delivering Better Care for Kenya's Mums2009-05-08DfID (UK Government) report on putting in place newly-trained community health workers, a civic education programme and a new maternity unit in Kenya
IFRTD Latin America Takes Research Results to the Policy-Makers2009-04-29New funding will help IFRTD members use creative communication tools to take their research results to policy-makers
500 Bikes for Peace in Northern Uganda2009-04-29UNDP has launched its ‘peace bikes’ campaign which aims to support and broaden women’ s contributions to the peace process and combat sexual and gender-based violence
Taller Nacional en Burkina Faso: Transporte y Descentralización2009-04-29
New ILO Publication: 2009-03-07
IFRTD Board of Directors meet in London2009-04-03The new Board made up of members from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK met for the first time in London.
Indian Village Paves Way to Love2009-03-08More than 100 unmarried villagers in India's Bihar state are working flat out to build a 6km (3.7-mile) road to help their efforts to get married.
New FAO Booklet: Rural Transport and Traction Enterprises for Improved Livelihoods2009-04-04This new FAO series aims to raise awareness and provide information to boost the incomes of small-scale farmers through diversification
Course: Road Safety in Asian & Latin American Countries - Principles & Approaches2009-03-09The second edition of this road safety training programme will empower participants to measure and assess road (un)safety and road situations in their own country
Senior Road Executives Programme2009-03-09Developed in conjunction with IRF 4 intensive courses will tackle road finance, restructuring, maintenance and safety, and are specially designed for senior road executives
5th Latin America and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and STIs2009-04-03Key event to take place this May in Lima, Perú
Fury Over Rural Bus Service Cut in Scotland 2009-03-04Low numbers and high costs blamed for axing of rural bus service that will affect most vulnerable
Ghanaian Health workers warned to stay in rural areas2009-03-04The Northern Regional Minister in Ghana has warns that commuting is taking a negative toll on the output of health personnel working in rural villages.
WTS / IFRTD Networking Event - London, UK2009-02-14The Women in Transport Seminar London and IFRTD invite you to participate in a networking event in London on 26th February.
What is Road Safety Education?2009-02-14This video short gives an inspiring snapshot into the successes of the Escuela Segura (Safety School) programme in Argentina
Infrastructure Key Focus of 12th African Union Summit2009-02-14The recent 12th African Union Summit, that took place 26th January - 3rd February, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, had as its main theme: 'Infrastructure Development in Africa'.
World Bank: Road Deaths Predicted to Rise in Developing Countries2009-02-14Traffic accidents account for more than a million deaths and fifty million injuries each year worldwide, with children aged 5 to 14 being most at risk. By 2030, the problem is expected to get much worse
ILO Training Course on 2009-02-12This course will focus on how to conceive and implement employment-intensive infrastructure programmes, as well as how to mainstream these approaches into poverty reduction strategies and national development policies
Results from Mobility and Health Workshop in Eastern and Southern Africa2009-01-15The workshop provided a dissemination platform for key outputs that included: identification of common advocacy messages and collation of materials and resources for a new publication
Call for Expressions of Interest - African Community Access Programme2009-01-07Firms, individuals, academic institutions or other organisations with relevant research and consultancy capability are invited to express interest in providing services to AFCAP projects
Urban Transport 2009: Sida-Sponsored International Training Programme2009-01-07Enabling participants to develop strategies and plans for tackling transport problems in their own country contexts
Deadline Extension for Colin Relf Award 2009-01-07The deadline for the 2nd Award Round of the Colin Relf Award has been extended to 31st January 2009.
SSATP Publishes a New Knowledge Product2009-01-07SSATP is pleased to share the release of a new knowledge product entitled: A USER GUIDE TO ROAD MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Midwives on Motorbikes2009-01-07Marie Stopes International in Timor Leste has introduced a motorbike outreach initiative to enhance mobility for midwives.
Suspense Story2009-01-07In the hills of Nepal a bridge is not just a crossing place, it’s a lifeline which can mean the difference between poverty and prosperity.
Haiti: Emergency Bridge Reconstruction and Vulnerability Reduction Project2008-12-08The project aims to restore access on selected critical points of the Haitian transport system, and support vulnerability reduction by strengthening the Haitian National Disaster Risk Management System
Thousands Mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims2009-01-07On the 16th November candles were lit, wreaths laid and processions organised around the globe to remember the 1.3 million who die as a result of road crashes and the many more besides who are injured each year
Boom Time for Indian Bike Industry2009-01-071.5 million school children entitled to a bicycle under the Government's Child Education Development Schemes
Mobility and Health Workshop in South Africa: sharing experiences2008-12-04Cohosted by gTKP and the Southern Africa National Transport Forum (SA-NFG), IFRTD is organising a three-day workshop (8-10 December) that aims at providing greater visibility to the links between access to health care and the challenges of transportatio
IFRTD Executive Committee adopts new governance structure2008-12-04Hosted by Sida in Stockholm, the IFRTD Executive Committee approves the new governance structure for an independent IFRTD and adopts it's founding board.
The State of Rural Transport and Development - An International Workshop 2008-11-19From 22-24 October 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian and international rural transport and development specialists gathered to review the current state of rural transport knowledge and practice. Are we facing the same challenges that existed 20 years ago,
IFRTD Latin America to Meet and Promote Results of Mobility and Health Research Programme 2008-11-04The IFRTDAL Executive Committee meeting will take place in Lima Peru, 5th-7th November, followed directly by: “Sharing Latin American Experiences on Mobility and Health” meeting
New Collective Photo Archive Available Online2008-11-04Whether on foot, on a bicycle, a bus, a truck, a stretcher, a boat or a ropeway, this new photo pool is an open resource anyone can add to and enjoy
Limiting Rural-Urban Transport Links in Pune, India2008-11-04Bus services to the rural outskirts of Pune restricted as companies struggle to cope with increased demand from within city boundaries
GTZ Seeking Urban Transport Expert2008-11-04The GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) is in need of an urban transport expert with experience of project management and preferably with experience in international organisations.
Innovative System to Measure Environmental Impact of Infrastructure Projects2008-11-04New award winning Latin American Condor program tool integrates environmental and biodiversity conservation criteria in evaluating infrastructure projects
PIARC A-4 Roads and Rural Accessibility Meeting2008-11-04IFRTD offers experience of social approaches to transport and mobility at recent PIARC meeting.
PIARC A-4 Roads and Rural Accessibility Meeting2008-11-04IFRTD offers experience of social approaches to transport and mobility at recent PIARC meeting.
International Conference on Road Safety at Work2008-11-04 The first international conference dedicated to discussing strategies to prevent road traffic crashes, a leading cause of workplace death, injury, and disability in countries around the world.
"Mon niveau de pauvreté est plus accrue en raison du manque de transport"2008-10-30De nouveaux témoignages oraux venant de la Mozambique publiés par Panos London ont été mis en relief les questions de transport rural, et l'accès à la santé en particulier.
IFRTD to hold annual Executive Committee meeting in Stockholm2008-11-03Hosted by one of IFRTD's core donors, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency the Executive Committee Meeting will be held from 26th to 28th of November.
Actualisation de la stratégie de développement du secteur du transport du Burkina Faso2008-10-24Sous l’initiative du Ministère Burkinabé en charge des Transports, le Burkina Faso va procéder bientôt à l’actualisation de sa Stratégie de développement du secteur du transport
Children, Mobility and Transport in Sub-Saharan Africa - The final workshop2008-10-25Adult and young researchers from Ghana, South Africa and Malawi gathered at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana to share the initial findings of this innovative research programme.
Follow-up workshop in DRC 2008-10-24The National Forum Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo organises a meeting following a recent gTKP workshop on governance in Cameroon
DANIDA introduces rural transport issues at universities in Benin2008-10-24In the context of its national communication strategy, DANIDA Benin has promoted the main transport-funded programme at several universities in June 2008.
Announcing a 3 day international rural transport workshop2008-10-06IFRTD, the ILO, and TFG announce an international workshop on the state of rural transport and development. The workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam from 22-24 October 2008.
The Power of Two Wheels2008-10-01UNAIDS reports on how bicycles are enabling volunteer home-based care providers to reach people living with HIV, and how it is helping to change how the service is perceived
EXPO: Public Transportation’s Premier Showcase2008-10-01With over 15,000 participants expected, this large scale exposition showcases the latest technology, products and services from the public transportation sector
IV International Congress for Sustainable Transport: Mobility and Health2008-10-01Taking place 27th-29th October in the World Trade Centre, Mexico City, this event is organised annually by Centre for Sustainable Transport
L’annuaire statistique des Transports du Burkina Faso vient de paraître2008-09-30Document de référence en matière de transport au Burkina Faso, l’Annuaire statistique 2007 du Ministère des Transports a été publié
Participation de l’IFRTD à l’Atelier du gTKP pour la région d'Afrique qui s'est tenu à Yaoundé2008-09-30L’atelier régional Afrique sur le thème «Mobiliser la société civile pour la promotion de la gouvernance dans le Transport» s’est tenu à Yaoundé du 23 au 25 septembre 2008, avec une forte participation des membres de l’IFRTD
Mobility and Health in Nepal2008-10-03Two workshops in Nepal in August advanced the profile of mobility and health issues in the Asia region sparking debate amongst representatives from key institutions about how to implement change.
Working Animals in the Aftermath of Disaster - TAWS/BVA Seminar2008-10-03TAWS, the World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies, is hosting a Seminar on the Contribution of Working Animals in the Aftermath of Disaster - 8th October 2008
Building the Road to Prosperity2008-09-23SEACAP projects in Vietnam aim to give local workers more skills to build and maintain rural roads, Michael Libucha reports for Vietnam News.
Averting Maternal Death and Disability 2008-09-23A study into motorcycle ambulances for referral of obstetric emergencies in rural Malawi: Do they reduce delay and what do they cost?
Road Safety Research Consultant Vacancy, Cambodia.2008-09-15Handicap International Belgium (HIB) is currently seeking a qualified and motivated person to fulfill the position of Road Safety Research Consultant for their 'Road Safety Cambodia' initiative.
Access to health services in Namibia for People Living with HIV/AIDS.2008-09-11A new report was launched last week to highlight new research by the Bicycle Empowerment Network in Namibia and partners to understand the impact of transport on access to health services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia.
Transaid: “Call to Arms” for Transport Researchers2008-09-02Transaid call for transport researchers to work in West or Southern Africa and who would be able to assist in fundraising activities to support a programme of research.
Signed: Statement of Intent for a SWAp in the Nepali Rural Transport Sector2008-09-037 major donors adopt a mainly labour based, environmentally friendly and participatory Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) for the Rural Transport Sector in Nepal.
Call for Papers - Workshop on Gender Dimensions of Rural Employment2008-09-02FAO, ILO and IFAD technical expert workshop call for papers: “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”.
The Global Road Safety Partnership Asia Seminar- Together, We Can Make a Difference 2008-09-02The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) will host the GRSP/ASIA Road Safety Seminar from 14th-15th of October, 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
IFRTD Asia organises Health and Transport Advocacy Workshop in Nepal2008-09-02Health, Rural Transport and National Planning government officials together with Mobility & Health Researchers agreed to set policies that will address the key issues faced by rural communties in getting access to Health.
India is redefining poverty2008-08-22Access to basic services will be included in next National Sample Survey in India to get better overview of poverty.
DfID Announces AFCAP Launch2008-08-30The African Community Access Programme (AFCAP) is a new research programme to provide support to African governments in their quest to manage and sustain access for rural communities.
Colin Relf Young Voices Award - 2nd round now open!2008-08-22The second round of the Colin Relf Young Voices Award is now online. The second award round question focuses on agriculture and the recent food crisis. Read on to find out how you can enter.
IFAD, ILO and IFRTD team up! 2008-08-11In efforts to help institutionalise rural transport and travel within IFAD's agricultural operations, a joint workshop was held in Rome in June 2008.
New LFRTD Newsletters now online2008-08-11The Dec 07 and July 08 editions of the LFRTD Newsletter are now available for download.
Kingdom of Elephants Marches On2008-08-04Recently officials from the Lao Ministry of Public Works (MPWT), Provincial Transport Departments, and SEACAP met to discuss the findings of a SEACAP feasibility report on capacity to carry out soil and slope stabilisation work on roads affected by landsl
The Long Road Ahead2008-08-04SEACAP 21, a DFID programme in Lao, is providing University Students with practical experience of slope and soil stabilisation techniques using local labour and materials.
Mobility and Health in Asia: Policy and Advocacy2008-08-04Asia Regional Workshop to disseminate findings and recommendations of the Mobility & Health international networked research programme.
Call for Road Safety Consultants2008-08-30Consia Consultants are seeking road safety experts to join their international team.
LFRTD Annual General Meeting and Annual Session 20082008-08-04LFRTD has announced its forthcoming AGM and Annual Session on the theme 'Energy Efficient Transport'
Reviving the Water Transport Sector2008-08-04There are calls to reverse the decline in use and investment in Bangladesh' inland waterways as a means of transportation.
Shell Sustainable Bitumen is hosting an Affordable Rural Roads Symposium2008-08-01On August 22 Shell Sustainable Bitumen will co-host a Rural Roads Symposium in El Salvador
gTKP Africa Governance Workshop coming soon...2008-07-30Scheduled to be held in Cameroon from 23rd - 25th September, 2008 more details are now available on how to register and/or apply for grants.
World Bank Supports Road Improvements in Sri Lanka2008-07-30"This project will help farmers transport their produce to markets on time [and] is crucially important to boost economic growth and reduce regional inequality in Sri Lanka"
Think-Tank Initiative First Call for Expressions of Interest: East and West Africa2008-07-30The Initiative will provide multi-year funding to promising think tanks committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy.
World Bank organises Transport for Health Access Workshop2008-07-28In light of the new World Bank Health and Transport Strategies, the thematic group on transport and social responsibility organised a workshop on June 18 to debate more cross-sectoral approaches to help achieve the health-related MDGs.
Asia on the Move: Energy Efficient and Inclusive Transport2008-07-28The Asia Development Bank and global Transport Knowledge Partnership are jointly organising the next Transport Forum in Manila, Philippines from 9 to 12 September.
Nouveau numéro du bulletin "Mobilité" du GFN de la RDC2008-07-07Le bulletin N°13 du mois de Mai 2008 du trimestriel du Groupe Forum National de la RDC vient de paraître.
Make Roads Safe2008-08-04Development Banks and aid donors meet in London to cut 'needless tragedy' of road deaths.
'Vaccines for Roads' Can Cut Road Deaths in Developing Countries2008-08-04A new report by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) prescribes simple affordable road infrastructure like footpaths, crossing points, and safe junctions to treat the pandemic of road traffic accidents in developing countries.
WTS London invites you for summer reception2008-07-01The Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) London organises its annual summer reception at the newly renovated Transport Museum on July 17, 2008.
3rd Latinamerican Asphalt Technical Seminar and 6th International Asphalt Conference2008-06-30Taking place 4th - 9th of August in Bucaramanga, Colombia the programme and exhibitions will highlight the latest designs, products and materials from the sector
Event: The Impact of Non-Transport Policies on Transport2008-06-30A UK policy workshop to explore the interrelationship between the transport, education, health and housing sectors
Strategies and Tools for Gender and Agriculture - an ODI Event2008-06-30Catherine Bertini, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will look at the importance of gender in agricultural development, particularly as it relates to South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in an event organised by the Overseas Development Institute
Roadmap to Safer Motherhood in Malawi2008-06-30The UK government report on their motorbike ambulance initiative in conjunction with eRangers that is helping pregant Malawian women reach hospital
Rural Roads Project will improve the Quality of Life in Rural Albania2008-06-30The World Bank approved a US$20 million credit for a rural roads project in Albania to improve access to essential services and economic markets, especially in rural areas, by improving the condition, management and financing of regional and local roads
Impact of fuel price rises in rural Sarawak2008-06-30The Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) recently organised a workshop to explore the impact of fuel price rises in rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Transport recommendations included social obligation subsidies from the private sector, and government support to
Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 20082008-06-30IFRTD contributed to the Government Priorities section of the recently published 2008 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book.
New Graduate Course in Gender, Transportation and Development2008-06-30The Asian Institute of Technology has launched a new graduate course on Gender, transportation and development. The course commences in August and is currently open for applications.
Workshop on Rural Roads, Transportation and Travel2008-06-30Co-organised by IFAD, ILO and IFRTD, this networking and information-sharing workshop aims to enhance pro-poor performance in Rural Roads, Transportation and Travel (RTT) to help achieve the MDGs.
Safe, Clean, and Affordable… Transport for Development – the new World Bank Transport Strategy 2008-20122008-06-03The new transport strategy of the World Bank, which amounts to 20% of the Bank´s entire commitments, will shape the transport sector for years to come.
The Rise of Non-Engineered Roads in Nepal2008-06-03With a new mood of political optimism in the country robust, but often slower practices of participatory road construction, have given way to ad hoc construction utilising heavy machinery
Provincial Congress of Road Safety Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2008-06-04The first congress of its kind in the region dedicated to developing road safety education as it is taught in Primary and Nursery Schools.
Are floating public services the answer - A story from Sarawak2008-06-16In an effort to counteract poor access to health services in Sarawak, Malaysia, students and community leaders are being trained in basic first aid CPR and emergency response. This campaign is part of the Sarawak Inland Waterway Transport System Study.
Where are we going? A Networking Event2008-06-24IFRTD and DFID hosted a networking event on 22nd May titled - Where are We Going? The future of rural transport and development.
Rural Roads Worst affected by Sichuan Earthquake2008-06-07Following the earhquake in Sichuan Province, China, over 17,000 km of rural roads have been destroyed at a cost of 16.2 billion yuan.
Nippon Foundation highlight infrastructure at TICAD IV2008-06-16Speaking at TICAD IV the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation highlighted the crucial role of infrastructure in enabling a 'green revolution' in Africa.
Using bicycles and motorbikes to spread the HIV message in Uganda 2008-06-07The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has been handing out bicycles, motorcycles and cheques in ceremonies across Uganda as part of an initiative to improve the uptake of HIV services in the country.
IFRTD responds to new World Bank Transport Business Strategy 2008-06-07In an event organised by Public World and Bretton Woods Project, IFRTD's Executive Secretary responds to new World Bank Strategy by focusing on gender mainstreaming.
Villagers in North Eastern Pakistan Protest About the Poor State of Repair of an Important Local Road2008-05-21On Sunday 4th May 08 hundreds of villagers protested about the poor condition of the Kahuta-Karot Road in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan.
Boletín de Seguridad Vial para una Conducción Segura2008-05-12Ya salió el último número del boletín de Seguridad Vial que publica mensualmente el ISEV, Argentina. Este número trae como tema Los Motocicilstas, Riesgo en Aumento. Para solicitar una copia, escriba a: email@example.com
The Future of Transport and Development - UK Networking Event2008-05-17You are invited to join the IFRTD for the networking event 'Where are we going? The future of rural transport and development'.
Bus services shun Zimbabwe's deteriorating roads2008-05-21Service providers in the transport sector are shunning the Mberengwa area in Zimbabwe because the district’s road network is not accessible.
Transport Indicators Workshop in Central and West Africa2008-05-06Following workshops in South Africa, Peru, Kenya and Sri Lanka which were part of a collaboration with the World Bank's Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic group, IFRTD will co-host a workshop in Dakar to be held from 14-18 July 2008.
China and Democratic Republic of Congo to Complete Massive Mining for Infrastructure Deal2008-05-12A deal worth $9 billion allowing China access to DRC copper and cobalt reserves in return for roads, railways and other infrastructure will be sealed imminently.
Transaid Project puts Women Market Traders Back in the Driving Seat2008-05-12A Transaid project in Accra, Ghana is assisting market women to own, manage and control their own fleet of transport to help reduce the transport burden they face.
The health benefits of transport projects: a review of the World Bank transport sector lending portfolio2008-05-01World Bank paper reviews contribution of its $28bn trasport lending porfolio to health outcomes over the past decade.
Cultivating the Desert - new paper on rural transport knowledge in Latin America2008-05-08'Cultivating the desert: Putting knowledge of rural transport on the agenda of Latin American development' is the title of a new paper published in the Knowledge Management for Development Journal (Vol. 4, issue 1, April 2008).
100 million Rand committed to road reconstruction in South Africa's Eastern Cape2008-04-29The Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Transport in South Africa has announced new investment in road reconstruction and a Rural Roads Summit in June 2008 to present it's strategy and priorities for the next decade to the public.
New Highways Revitalise Ancient Tea Horse Roads2008-04-29China´s ancient trade routes - "Tea Horse Roads" - are being revitalised, helping tea farmers reach markets and communities access services.
SEACAP 19 publishes new technical papers2008-04-25The South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP) recently published new technical papers on the behaviour of engineered natural surfaced roads and bamboo reinforced concrete pavements.
ENFRTD Annual Meeting appoints new board members2008-04-25The election of new board members at the recent annual meeting of the Ethiopian National Forum for Rural Transport and Development (ENFRTD) saw a rise in female representation.
Kisii Training Centre organises International Engineers Course2008-05-13From 6 October to 14 November 2008, the Kisii Training Centre in Kenya organises an International Engineers Course in labour-based technologies
Standards for low volume rural roads in Lao PDR2008-04-24The South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP) has recently published standards and specifications for low volume rural roads in Lao PDR.
The World Bank and Transport for Development - UK event2008-05-07How will the World Bank reconcile its responsibilities to combat climate change and poverty? Find out at a special event on May 22nd 2008 at Portcullis House, London, UK. Speakers include Mark Juhel (Transport Sector Manager, World Bank), Brendan Martin (
IFAD April Newsletter - Rural Infrastructure focus 2008-04-26The April 2008 issue of IFAD's e-newsletter 'Making a Difference in Asia and the Pacific' takes a focus on rural infrastructure.
Poverty in South Africa Exacerbated by poor transport2008-04-24In a recent address South Africa's Transport Minister highlighted that "Poverty is exacerbated in most instances by lack of access to transport"
Indian Roads getting Safer but Rural Areas are New Death Traps2008-04-14Contrary to popular wisdom the latest report from India's Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways shows that rural areas rather than expressways, are the most hazardous for road safety.
Wheels to Work2008-04-14The Wheels to Work scheme is helping young people in rural areas of North England to access employment. The scheme loans mopeds to enable young people to access their workplace, apprenticeships and/or training.
UN says road deaths kill as many as Aids2008-04-08UN meeting highlights "neglected" international health crisis: road accidents, already the biggest killer of young people worldwide.
The World Bank’s Transport Strategy – Economic and Social Development?2008-04-08The World Bank is the leading international institution influencing change in transport infrastructure and services in developing countries. A one off event in the UK will explore how their new strategy can incorporate both economic and social imperative
Micro Credit Programme Addresses Rural Women's Transport Burden2008-04-08A bicycle micro credit programme aims to empower women to reduce their transport burden in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
Completion of the Joint Regional STD/HIV/AIDS Project along the Abidjan-Lagos Transport Corridor2008-04-08The Corridor Project, which cost a total of US$19.9 million, expanded vulnerable person access to support services, basic care, treatment and prevention of STD/HIV/AIDS at border posts between five West African countries.
gTKP seeking country experts in governance...2008-04-02The Global Transport Knowledge Partnership is looking for country knowledge champions who are interested in improving governance in transport.
Uganda National Forum Group held strategic workshop2008-04-01The Uganda Transport Forum Group held a consultative brainstorming workshop on March 18 to assess how the Uganda NFG should develop its own strategic priorities aligned to IFRTD's overall strategy 2007-2011.
Latest rural transport newsletter from PNG network online2008-04-08The latest edition of Rural Transport News, the newsletter of the Papua New Guinea Network for Rural Transport and Development, is now online.
Reducing Maternal Mortality in the Philippines2008-04-11A recent news article reports how a new Department of Health strategy, that focuses on access to healthcare facilities for pregnant women in the Philippines, has delivered a visible reduction in maternal mortality.
Improved transport infrastructure in Malawi is key to rural development2008-04-11The need for improved transport infrastructure in Malawi recentlyfeatured in the opinion pages of the Daily Times online newspaper.
Riders for Health introduces motorbikes for health workers in Lesotho2008-04-11Working with the government of Lesotho and other development organisations Riders for Health will manage 120 bikes, to be rolled out in two batches of 60.
Treating access as a means to an end: an example from Nepal2008-04-11A new overview of the Decentralised Rural Infrastructure and Livelihoods Project (DRILP) in Nepal demonstrates that local infrastructural development is considered as a means to an end, rather than previously an end in itself.
Call for participation! 2008-03-11Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is welcoming participation for a World Bank-funded technical manual on Community-led Road and Rural Access Projects.
Major Road Project to Link Western Mongolia with PRC and Russia2008-04-11Ambitious $200 million road project will link Mongolia with the People's Republic of China and Russia. Project will include road safety and community development components.
Two new editions from the DRC Newsletter online 2008-04-11The National Forum Group from DRC Congo has published new Mobility issues (11 and 12 in French) which focus on rural mobility and access in a rehabilitation context.
Public Seminar held in Sri Lanka on ‘Resettlement Issues on Highway Development’2008-03-02Lanka Forum on Rural Transport Development (LFRTD) organised a public seminar on ‘Resettlement Issues on Highway Development’ on the 19th February, 2008 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. Mr. S Meihandan – AGM Projects/Project Director – So
Transport and the Three Delays Model2008-02-25Mobility and Health Exhibition - Transport and the Three Delays Model of Maternal Mortality - is now available online.
Checks and Balances2008-03-06The latest edition of Forum News is now online. Checks and Balances focuses on the issue of rural transport and governance.
Intermediate Means of Transport Engineer needed for Lesotho Access and Mobility Study2008-05-12An IMT Engineer is needed to join an 8 person multi-disciplinary team in March 2008 conducting a study into basic access and mobility standards and needs in Lesotho.
The Papua New Guinea ‘Eastern Highlands, Women in Agriculture’ association call for greater assistance with getting produce to market2008-05-12This highlands women’s association are publicising the fact that high transportation costs and poor road infrastructure, amongst other factors, prevent them from getting their goods to market
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Road Safety Practitioners Convention to be held in Windhoek, Namibia on the 8th and 9th of April 2008.2008-05-12The conference aims facilitate the harmonisation of road safety standards and practices in the Southern African region and will focus on seat belt usage and road safety funding.
gTKP to focus on Social Development2008-05-12The global Transport Knowledge Partnership has announced a new focal workstream that will enable the progression of various practical tools for the integration of social issues in transport sector practice and policy.
Resettlement Issues on Highway Development 2008-05-12The Lanka Forum for Rural Transport and Development (LFRTD) are hosting a Public Seminar on 'Resettlement Issues on Highway Development' on 19th February 2008.
Social Roads - a new perspective for transport safety2008-03-05A new publication from Benin explores the interaction between social and commercial activities and safety issues relating to transport infrastructure and services.
Danida seeks advisor rural roads programme2008-05-12Danida is seeking a technical adviser in Uganda's Rural Roads Sector Programme to advise decision makers in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on the development of the Rural Roads Sector.
Mexico City Rolls Out Women-Only Buses2008-03-05Groping and verbal harassment is a sad reality for women using public transportation and recently ladies-only buses have been introduced based on the success of segregated metros.
Lake Transport in Benin - New Publication 2008-05-12The Global Transport Series recently launched a new edition on lake transportation in Benin.
Proceedings of The Sub Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program's (SSATP) 2007 annual meeting now available online2008-05-12The main theme for the SSATP's 2007 annual meeting held in Burkina Faso in November 2007 was “Fostering sound policies and strategies, contributing to Africa’s integration, economic growth and poverty reduction”.
WTS organises a round table on gender and transport in London2008-05-12The Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) London organises a round table to introduce international transportation issues with a focus on gender on February 26.
ENFRTD promotes Transport Code of Practice2008-05-12The Ethiopia National Forum on Rural Transport and Development organised two national workshops to introduce and further develop their publication 'The Transport Code of Practice'.
IFRTD and SDC sign new 4-year core agreement2008-05-12A new four year core funding agreement signals SDCs commitment to pro-poor transport policy and practice.
New WB Development Marketplace competition open: Sustainable Agriculture for Development2008-05-12The 2008 World Bank Global Development Marketplace competition (DM2008) is now open and seeks proposals on the theme of Sustainable Agriculture for Development. If selected, your idea could receive up to US$200,000 in grant funding.
Impact of Transport on Access to health services for PLWHA in Namibia2008-05-11Transport plays a crucial role in increasing access to health services for communities in Namibia, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This outcome is based on an assessment carried out by the Bicycle Empowerment Network in partnership wit
Two week road safety course to be held in October 2008 - 2008-05-11In October this year The Transportation Research Institute, Belgium, will run a two week training course on "Road Safety in Asian Countries: Principles and Approaches".
Phelophepa, the South African 'Miracle Health Train' is providing services to over 45,000 people a year2008-05-11In a recent visit to London, the Manager of Phelophepa, gave a speech about this innovative 16 carriage train project that delivers primary healthcare to South Africa's rural poor.
Improved infrastructure brings economic and social growth in Papua New Guinea2008-05-11The growth in income due to rural infrastructure improvements is not to be understated. It has meant a difference in promoting poverty reduction.
India is teeming with cars; skilled drivers still scarce2008-05-11Even as Tata Motors unveiled the world's cheapest car, anybody negotiating traffic here can see many hurdles still hinder the new Indian romance with the road.
Building boom drives rapid AIDS spread in Indonesia2008-05-11Indonesia's construction boom is driving an "exponential" rise in HIV-AIDS infections as mobile migrant workers are more likely to engage in high-risk sex, the Asian Development Bank recently warned.
New Global Road Safety Blog2008-05-11Follow a new blog by Matt Ericson, a PhD student at Monash University, Australia, who is currently undertaking research on rural road safety in Cambodia and the Lao PDR.
Suspension Bridge Collapse in Nepal Kills 192008-05-1119 dead after a suspension bridge in the Surkhet district of Nepal collapsed during a full moon festival.
Funding and Project News from GRSP2008-05-11The Global Road Safety Partnership announces major new funding agreements and the rolling out of its helmet wearing programme.
China to build more rural roads2008-05-11A CCTV news report highlights increased investment in rural road construction in China, financed through vehicle consumption tax and central government bonds.
$1.15bn ADB boost to Pakistan’s Road and Reform programmes2008-05-11Major rehabilitation and expansion of Pakistan's road network will help foster national and regional trade routes.
gTKP Announces New Transport Theme Champions 2008-05-11gTKP announces staff and management changes and November/December gTKP newsletter is online.
TRANSNET organises a Mobility and Health workshop2008-05-11Transnet, the network of Swiss transport practitioners facilitated by Skat, organised a meeting with IFRTD to mainly share the first results of the Mobility and Health Networked Research Programme.
Executive Committee meets in Bern2008-05-11Hosted by IFRTD's core donor SDC, IFRTD's highest governing body met in Bern from December 5-7 to report on activities in 2007 and agree on plans in 2008.
Hand carts should not be so easily dismissed2008-05-11In a letter to the Daily Nation KENDAT have highlighted the importance of mkokotenis (hand carts) for both rural and urban livelihoods.
Culture puts the brake on women's mobility2007-12-24for many women in South Africa, culture and tradition make it difficult to take advantage of the increased mobility and access to social and economic opportunities offered by bicycles.
Rural Connectivity and Health Care in India2007-12-25India's former president Dr APJ Kalam has called for improved rural connectivity with better transport facilities as a means of delivering better health care services.
IFRTD Executive Committee meeting welcomes back Priyanthi Fernando2007-12-03IFRTD is glad to welcome back former Executive Secretary Priyanthi Fernando to this year's Executive Committee meeting. Priyanthi will be attending on behalf of the GATNET community to ensure IFRTD remains accountable to its gender inclusive strategy.
IFRTD agenda presented at TICAD Civil Society Forum Workshop 2007-12-30A clear message to prioritise the role of rural transport in poverty reduction was delivered by the IFRTD to participants of the recent TICAD Civil Society Forum (TCSF) in Tokyo.
Promoting Trail Bridges in Nepal2007-12-30The Nepal Trail Bridge Forum are promoting the use of trail bridges for mountain communities through their impressive quarterly magazine - Pahunch.
Motorcycle ambulances in Malawi reduce maternal mortality2007-12-10100 eRanger motorcycle ambulances introduced into rural Malawi as part of government's Safe Motherhood Programme.
Workshop on road safety management 2007-12-30SSATP and GRSF organise a joint workshop on road safety management in Addis Abeba from 28-30 November.
The SSATP Annual General Meeting2007-12-31The Annual Meeting of the Sub Saharan Transport Policy Programme was held in Ouagadougou from 5-7 November 2007.
IFRTD participated in the 14th Road Safety Conference2007-11-28The 14th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents (RS4C) welcomed a brilliant and remarkable participation from IFRTD.
Introducing rural transport in the university curricular2007-11-24The University of Dschang in West Cameroon has agreed to introduce rural transport issues in its curricular.
Repositioning the Rural Transport and Development Agenda in Zimbabwe. 2007-12-31A workshop to outline the priorities for the Zimbabwe NFG as it enters its second decade.
SDC and Skat announce 11th TRANSNET event2007-11-25The 11th TRANSNET event will take place in SDC head office, Bern Switzerland, Friday 7th December. The main theme will be: Mobility and Health - Results of the International Networked Research Programme.
Driving to save lives in rural Tanzania 2007-12-26"I would have died on the road if I had not been helped" Maria Guadence a local beneficiary mentions.
Beijing Sees Release of First Mobility and Health Research Findings2007-12-26First research findings of the Mobility and Health programme, shared at Forum 11 of the Global Forum for Health Research in Beijing, are now online.
Soloman Island's Labour-Based Road Maintenance Workshop2007-11-03Co-sponsored by AusAID, NZAID and the Asian Development Bank the workshop explored how labour-based techniques can play a key role in the Soloman Island's ongoing road improvement programme.
Bike Ambulance Project Launched in Namibia2007-11-05Design For Development will enable the manufacture and delivery of more than 60 bike ambulances to communities in Namibia over the next year.
Maternal Mortality Hits the Headlines2007-11-06Maternal health has featured prominently in the international press in recent weeks. Are we on track to meet MDG 5 – a 75% reduction in the number of maternal mortalities by 2015, and what role can transport play?
All You Need to Know About IRAP2007-11-03Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning - IRAP for short - has proved to be one of the most successful and enduring planning tools to have emerged from the rural transport field. Visit IFRTD's new online guide to download all the major IRAP resources.
New MDG Review Highlights Transport as Critical Catalyst2007-10-31Transport - the Missing Link? As this year marks the half way point to the Millennium Development Goals a new article published in the MDG Review assesses both the past and future roles of transport as a catalyst to achieving the MDGs.
Atelier de formation des formateurs du SSATP à Nairobi2007-10-22L’atelier de Formation des Formateurs du Programme des Politiques de Transport en Afrique Subsaharienne (SSATP) organisé à Nairobi du 11 au 19 Octobre 2007 a connu la participation effective de l’IFRTD.
Workshop on Road Financing to be Held in DRC2007-11-01On the 17th of November 2007, the National Forum Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo will organise a workshop to debate the institutional arrangements in road financing.
IFRTD Asia Held 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam2007-10-31IFRTD Asia held the 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam from 14 to 15 September 2007.
SSATP Annual Meeting in Ouagadougou2007-10-19From 5 to 7 November the SSATP programme will hold its annual meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
SSATP organises Stakeholder Meeting and Training Workshop2007-10-19SSATP is organising a stakeholder and training of trainers workshop in Nairobi from 11-19 October, 2007
SDC is hosting IFRTDs Executive Committee Meeting and Mobility and Health workshop2007-10-20This year's Executive Committee meeting will be held in Berne from 5 to 7 December 2007, hosted by SDC - IFRTD's long-standing core donor. The last day is devoted to a Mobility and Health workshop -in collaboration with Transnet.
Consultative NFG meeting in Ethiopia 2007-10-20The Ethiopia Forum for Rural Transport and Development (EFRTD) held a meeting with its members to deliberate on its strategic priorities.
Scarce Rural Transport Services - a Global Issue2007-10-20Cuts in rural bus services are a problem in developing countries such as the United Kingdom where the Campaign for Better Transport claims that cuts are having a 'devastating impact' on rural communities.
Zimbabwe: Rural Commuters Are Going Nowhere2007-10-29Rural commuters in Zimbabwe cannot catch a bus to their nearest clinic or shop anymore as the spiralling economic decline forces many transport operators to shut down their services in the countryside.
Rural transport and Mobility in West and Central Africa - The proceedings from the SDC/Skat Workshop2007-10-31The regional SDC workshop held in N'Djamena (Chad) from 18 to 21 September focused on lessons learned to define future challenges.
AFCAP invites Expressions of Interest for Core Management Group 2007-09-27DFID is inviting applications for the core management group of the Africa Community Access Programme (AFCAP)
Rural Road Maintenance Sustaining the Benefits of Improved Access 2007-10-04The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently issued a new publication on rural road maintenance.
GRSP seeks new Chief Executive2007-09-27The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) based in Geneva announces an opening for a Chief Executive
Cambodia National Community of Transport Practitioners (CNCTP) drafts their Strategy for 2007-20102007-10-04Cambodian National Community of Transport Practioners (CNCTP) is in the process of drafting their strategy to assist addressing the issues of the rural transport sector in the country.
Bridging the Gap - An International Networked Research Forum2007-09-20The culmination of the Mobility and Health Networked Research Programme (2005-07) is the International Networked Research Forum. A series of internlinked events bringing together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to bridge the gap between the he
Mainstreaming Social and Gender Dimensions in Transport Programmes - A Round Table2007-09-27The presentations and recommendations made at a World Bank Round Table on Mainstreaming Social and Gender Dimensions in Transport Programmes are now available online.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)2007-09-07A partnership between bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and African institutions, the ICA makes its members more effective at supporting infrastructure by pooling efforts in selected key areas.
From Mountain to Market2007-08-24The latest edition in the IFRTD Update Series profiles a recent programme by Practical Action Nepal to demonstrate gravity ropeway technology as a viable means of goods transportation in hilly and mountainous regions.
Building on the transport indicators workshop series – a virtual forum in Latin America2007-08-18The virtual discussion was organised in light of sharing the results of a workshop on transport indicators that was held in Peru in March 2007, in collaboration with the World Bank and local partners.
Bridging the language divide: sharing the experiences of French-speaking Africa2007-08-18In an effort to ensure that transport practitioners in French-speaking Africa can also share experiences IFRTD –with the support of gTKP- has set up a French electronic discussion group called IFRTD Transport Rural.
Regional Workshop on Animal Welfare2007-08-07KENDAT in collaboration with AWAKE (Animal Welfare Action, Kenya) and ATNESA (Animal Traction Network for East and Southern Africa) is planning a regional workshop on Animal Welfare - September 24 - 28, 2007.
Taxis used to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in China2007-08-07In China the friendly relationship between taxi driver and passenger is being used to promote HIV/AIDS awareness
International Engineers Course - Labour based road construction and maintenance2007-08-07The Kisii Training Centre in Kenya is running an international course to equip engineers with labour based road construction and maintenance methods. Applications are invited for the course running from 8th October - 17th November 2007.
IFRTD Asia holds the 6th Annual Regional Meeting 2007 in September.2007-08-07Supported by DFID South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP), IFRTD Asia will hold their 6th Annual Regional Meeting 2007 in Hanoi, Vietnam on 14th and 15th September.
Announcing an International Symposium on Mobility and Health - October 20072007-08-08The Mobility and Health international networked research programme will culminate with an International Symposium at the Global Forum for Health in Beijing, China.
Seacap Programme Update: Rural Road Surfacing Research in Vietnam2007-08-08An update from SEACAP projects 1 and 4 on research into new cost effective ways of using locally available materials in rural road construction in Vietnam.
Crime hits Uganda motorbike taxis2007-08-07Motorbike taxi operators in eastern Uganda are asking to be allowed to carry guns and knives to protect themselves from marauding robbers.
Pakistan NFG Strategic Planning process is in full swing2007-08-07Shehersaaz, the network coordinating IFRTD activities in Pakistan has invited key transport actors in Islamabad to participate in their first strategic planning meeting held on the 13th June, 2007.
NFRTD Annual Charter approves the Strategy 2007/08 for activities in Nepal2007-08-11Nepal National Forum Group (Nepal Forum for Rural Transport and Development) is now a registered body in Nepal with a strategic plan in place for the next two years.
At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?2007-08-11The Bretton Woods Project recently published a brief by Public World Director Brendan Martin likening the World Bank’s new transport strategy to a British train ‘running late with no public announcement as to the delay’.
French Virtual Forum Announced.2007-08-07IFRTD members in Central and Western Africa and other francaphone nations are invited to share in a series of discussions on rural transport services throughout July 2007.
New French Email Discussion Group for IFRTD Members2007-08-07Established by the IFRTD Secretariat in West and Central Africa, this new email discussion group will provide a forum for French speakers to exchange ideas, experiences and resources on rural transport and development issues.
SEACAP Programme Update: Updating Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy2007-08-06An update on the ongoing SEACAP funded process to update Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy.
SEACAP Programme Update: Sustainable Rural Roads Access in Lao PDR2007-08-11An update from SEACAP 17 in Lao PDR which aims to identify cost effective locally resourced methods of improving year round rural road access for poor rural communities.
UWABA seek support for Cycling Information Centre in Dar es Salaam2007-08-11UWABA a grassroots campaign group for better cycling conditions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are seeking financial support for an information centre on cycling issues.
Rural transport and Mobility in West and Central Africa - An SDC/Skat Workshop2007-08-14The Mobility Team at the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and Skat are hosting a regional workshop for West and Central Africa in N'Djamena, Chad in September 2007.
Get what you pay for -a new initiative to promote transparency in the construction sector2007-08-15The Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (Cost) is a new DFID-funded programme to help tackle $400 billion of corruption in the global construction industry.
Rural access to appropriate technologies vital2007-06-25Expanding access to appropriate technologies in rural communities in Zimbabwe and Africa is vital to ensure equitable socio-economic development and as a strategy of putting Africa on a more equal footing with the rest of the world in terms of scientific
IFRTD and SEACAP join hands in organising workshop2007-08-17South East Asia Community Access Programme and IFRTD will organise an international networking workshop followed by the regional governance meeting
Announcing a virtual discussion on transport sector indicators2007-06-29From the 2nd to 20th July 2007 the IFRTD Latin America network will host a virtual discussion on transport indicators. Each week a new topic will be addressed with the syntheses shared via the IFRTD and gTKP websites.
Cycling for better health: Uvumbuzi Bikathon in Kenya2007-08-17A young network called Uvumbuzi (Swahili for Discovery) is organising a bikathon in Kenya on July 7,2007
World Bank – A Decade of Transport in Action2007-07-03The World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), [formally the Operations Evaluation Department (OED)] has released a report entitled ‘A Decade of Transport in Action’. The report evaluates and assesses the World Bank’s transport projects from the las
Moving the IFRTD Strategy Forward - An exciting consultancy opportunity2007-07-04Applications are invited for a capacity assessment study of IFRTD's goal fulfilment, planning, administration, and resource management in order to determine the quality of the development cooperation programmes run by the Forum.
New Rural Transport Blog2007-06-30An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.
Hands on Guide to Networked Research now available2007-07-19A Networked Research Approach is a new hands on Guide to conducting research in a network setting that has been developed by IFRTD.
Updated World Bank Website - Transport in South Asia2007-07-04The World Bank has recently updated its transport in South Asia Website
Have you taken a photo worth $5002007-07-03The Development Gateway has launched an annual photo contest that looks for compelling photographs of socio-economic development in developing countries.
Sustainable Road Financing & Investment2007-07-04Papers from an international Seminar held in Tanzania to address issues of sustainable road financing and investment, are now online.
ID21 Insight #63 now online in Spanish and French2007-07-04The popular ID21 Insight #63 'Transport the missing link? A catalyst for achieving the MDGs' is now available in french and spanish.
PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development new newsletters online2007-10-26PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development newsletters online
Improving Access to Markets and Services in Bhutan2007-05-15In April 2007 the World Bank approved an IDA grant of $10 million to fund the Second Bhutan Rural Access Project.
Semaine Mondiale des Nations Unies pour la Sécurité Routière : la participation de l'IFRTD au Cameroun2007-05-15Sous l’initiative d’un membre de l’IFRTD du Cameroun, une conférence publique a été organisée dans la ville universitaire de Dschang, avec la collaboration de l’Alliance Franco-Camerounaise de la localité.
IFRTD Opinions Fair April Competition2007-04-22The April theme for IFRTD's monthly Opinions Fair writing competition is Gender and Rural Transport
Report from Latin American Consultative Workshop on Transport Sector Performance Indicators2007-04-27The report from the 4th in a series of collaborative consultative workshops on results measurement is now online. Follow the regional and international debate.
Call for Papers Deadline - Road Safety on Four Continents2007-04-27The deadline for paper submissions to the Road Safety on Four Continents 14th International Conference is imminent.
Awareness Programme on Rural Transport for Heads of Local Government bodies in Sri Lanka2007-05-09Local Government Heads learn about Rural Transport needs
Gender Focus for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana2007-04-19Ghana's Village Bicycle Project's 2006 review is now online introducing new women's programmes that are training women as bicycle repair instructors.
UWABA seek advice on cycle-friendly road planning2007-04-19The Dar Es Salaam Cycling Community (UWABA) are seeking advice from engineers and planners with experience of cycle friendly road planning.
Mobility and Health in the Amazon.... An update...2007-04-30Early research findings are shared in a report from a community research workshop held in Cenepa, Northern Peru as part of the Mobility and Health Networked Research Programme.
IFRTD participates in the World Bank Transport Forum2007-04-12IFRTD's Executive Secretary and two regional representatives from the Latin American network attended the World Bank Transport Forum week from 26-30 March in Washington DC.
IFRTD Asia Study Tour2007-04-04IFRTD Asia members recently participated in a study tour to Bangladesh focusing on rural road maintenance and management.
Latest RDC GFN Bulletin Online2007-04-01The latest bulletin of the DRC National Forum Group (GFN) is now online
Linking Poverty Reduction and Road Management in Ethiopia2007-03-25The Ethiopian Rural Travel and Transport Programme (ERTTP) recently held their 6th annual meeting in Addis Ababa.
Cuba Meeting Highlights Practical Rural Transport Initiatives2007-03-25The Cuba National Forum Group for Rural Transport and Development recently organised The III National Meeting of Rural Transport Service Drivers to share knowledge and ideas for improved rural transport in Cuba.
Outcomes of the Africa Transport Safety Conference2007-03-27The Africa Transport Safety Conference brings into profile the issue of Rural Transport Safety
ILO-ASIST announce 12th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners2007-03-27ILO-ASIST's 1st announcment of seminar entitled “Prioritising Employment Creation in Government Policies and Investments in Infrastructure Programmes” to be held 08-12 October 2007, Durban South Africa.
The Transport Indicators Workshop Series arrives in Latin America2007-03-27A consultative workshop on Transport Sector Performance and Impact Indicators will be held in Peru (March 12-16 2007). This is the latest in a workshop series hosted by the IFRTD in collaboration with the Transport and Urban Division of the World Bank.
Rural Transport Safety - Time for a Broader Debate?2007-03-26IFRTD members in Peru, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and India have completed a series of complementary case studies to highlight the specific transport safety issues faced by rural communities in developing countries.
African Road Safety Conference in Ghana : an update on IFRTD’s participation2007-03-27IFRTD is organising and facilitating a panel discussion on rural transport safety.
New publication on NMTs in Benin now online2007-01-18A new chapter in the Global Transport Series has been published. Benin, non-motorised transport by Placide Badji is available online for free download.
Gender and Transport Resource Guide2007-01-18The World Bank has published a new Gender and Transport Resource Guide
The IFRTD Opinions Fair is now open!2007-03-30See your opinions published online and win prizes with IFRTD’s new monthly writing competition
New Strategic Plan 2006-2012 for the Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development in Guinea2007-01-08The Guinean Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development has announced a new strategic plan to take the organisation from 2006 to 2012.
A Quiet Revolution in Bangladesh2006-12-20'Stealthy Positive Deviances in Rural IMTs: A case study from Bangladesh' is a paper by Scott Justice describing a rural transport revolution taking place in Bangladesh that, until now, has escaped international and even national notice.
New Transport Organisation for Papua New Guinea!2006-12-21The PNG Network for Rural Transport & Development is making its mark on the national debate.
Sida's New Road Safety Paper2006-12-18By 2020 more people will die from road traffic injuries than from HIV/AIDS. Sida's new position paper outlines how the international community should respond.
The Executive Committee meets in London2007-03-30IFRTD highest governing body met from 27-29th of November to discuss new strategy, report on activities in 2006 and approve the 2007 work plan.
Training Workshop - Appropriate Technology Road Works for Enhanced Livelihoods2006-11-03A two week training workshop will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, between 29th Jan and 9th Feb 2007. The course, organised by Intech Associates in association with the CITC is targeted at professionals involved in road works implementation
Children, Mobility and Transport in Sub-Saharan Africa2006-11-03An inception workshop was held for in Malawi for this innovative new research programme on children, mobility and transport in Sub-Saharan Africa
IFRTD to hold annual Executive Committee meeting in London2006-11-03This November 27th-29th IFRTD's annual Executive Committee meeting will be held in London and will see the network's new 5-year strategy officially endorsed.
IFRTD Asia - Networking Skills2006-11-02In collaboration with IFRTD networks in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam, IFRTD Asia has recently facilitated a series of skills transfer visits for government transport professionals from Sri Lanka.
West and Central Africa 2006 IFRTD regional meeting2006-11-02IFRTD members and affiliated networks in West and Central Africa recently came together in Douala, Cameroon for the annual regional network governance meeting.
Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales2006-10-31El Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT) en coordinación con el IFRTD llevó a cabo en sus instalaciones el Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales, los días 7 y 8 de septiembre de 2006.
Bearing the Milk Burden2006-10-31A workshop in Uruguay will address the challenges of developing rural infrastructure to support the needs of the milk trade.
2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural2006-10-31Del 30 de agosto al 1 de Septiembre del 2006 se realizó, en Popayán el 2o. Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural, con la presencia de más de 180 personas
IFRTD nominated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Planning of the 4th African Road Safety Congress.2006-10-02IFRTD has been invited to be a member of the advisory committee that is organising the 4th African Road Safety Congress. (Ghana, February 2007)
IFRTD's new strategy taken forward2006-10-02IFRTD's 5-year strategy document is further developed at regional workshops in Indonesia, Mexico and Tanzania
23rd World Road Congress2006-09-27The abstracts deadline for the PIARC 23rd World Road Congress draws near!
Women, Development and Transport in Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa2006-09-27A newly published monograph from HSRC Press
Rencontre régionale annuelle Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale2006-10-18La 4ème réunion régionale annuelle pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale se tiendra à Douala au Cameroun, du 24 au 26 Octobre 2006
Riding and Sliding for a better health!2006-09-26African, Asian and Latin American researchers meet in regional workshops to finalise overall methodology on Mobility and Health Research
FAO introduces new section of work on Rural Infrastructure2006-09-25IFRTD has been invited to attend the Consultations to inform this new programme
IFRTD appoints new West Africa Coordinator2006-09-26Guy Kemtsop has started as the new Coordinator for Francophone West and Central Africa
Securite et Transport Rurale -Appel à candidature2006-10-18IFRTD fait appel a 4 petits cas d’etudes en Afrique, en Asie et en Amerique Latine
Rural Transport Safety Studies- call for participation2006-09-20IFRTD is commissioning 4 small case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa
The Makete Approach: From Pilot Project to Policy Impact and Institutionalisation2006-09-03A new research study is launched to assess the impact of the Makete Integrated Rural Transport Project 20 years after its inception
IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting 20062006-08-30IFRTD Asia Region holds its 5th Asia Regional Meeting
Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales2006-10-18Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales
Setiembre 7 y 8, 2006, Querétaro, México
id21 insight on Rural Transport and the MDGs2006-06-28The Institute of Development Studies has published a new id21 insight with the theme of rural transport and the Millennium Development Goals.
Call for Expressions of Interest in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos2006-06-28
Rapid Assessment of Rural Transport Services2006-06-28Draft Report of a rapid assessment methodology developed for the World Bank SSATP programme now available online
Course on Non-motorised transport2006-06-22Planning, design, construction, and evaluation of spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and animal-drawn transport. Course at the University of Pretoria from 21-23 of August 2006
Workshop in South Africa2006-06-02IFRTD, World Bank, Department of Transport and Agetip work together on transport indicators
www.mobilityandhealth.org is live!2006-06-06A new web site is launched for the International Mobility and Health programme
Support for Mojo Horse Cart Owners Association in Ethiopia2006-05-30In Ethiopia the local Administration of Mojo has granted a 500 square metre plot of land to the Mojo Horse Cart Owners’ Association.
IFRTD 2005 Network report highlighting transport & the MDGs is now online2006-05-15IFRTD's 2005 Network Report highlighting Transport and the MDGs is now available online in English
IFRTD Executive Committee appoints new Chairman2006-05-10
10th Transnet Meeting - Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing2006-05-09An event to provide an overview on the 'state of the art' in Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing.
New edition of LFRTD News is online2006-04-03The new edition, of LFRTD News, Volume 1 issue 4 (March 2006), is now online. LFRTD News is the newsletter of the Lanka Forum for Rural Transport and Development.
gTKP Global Transport Workshop2006-04-03The gTKP Global Transport Workshop - Feb 2006, Tunis.
Knowledge Sharing on Transport - A Vital Way Forward.
Virtual Consultation on World Bank Transport Strategy2006-03-31During April the Gatnet gender and transport email network is hosting a consultation on the World Bank’s Transport Strategy for 2007 to 2015. Click here to find out how you can participate
5th International Colloquium on Working Equines2006-03-06The 5th International Colloquium on Working Equines will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 30th October to 2nd November 2006.
II Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural2006-10-18Popayán, Colombia, 1 y 2 de junio
Invitación a inscribir ponencias hasta el 30 de abril.
Post-disaster Guidelines launched by LFRTD2006-01-30The Lanka Forum for Rural Transport and Development (LFRTD) has launched Guidelines for the rehabilitation of Rural Transport systems after natural disaster
Minutes of IFRTD Executive Committee Meeting2006-01-09The minutes of the IFRTD Executive Committee Meeting 2005 are now online
Poverty Watch Workshop, Kenya2005-12-11A workshop to develop a transport and poverty links monitoring framework. 13-15th December 2005,
New Website for Rwanda Transport Forum2005-12-06The Rwanda National Forum Group on Rural Transport and Development have launched a new website www.rwandatransport.net
IFRTD Executive Committee Meeting 20052005-12-05The IFRTD annual Executive Committee Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden in November.
Ethiopia Workshop on transport, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights2005-12-05The Ethiopia National Forum for Rural Transport and Development (ENFRTD) organised a one day workshop on Transport, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights on 29th October 2005 in Mojo, south of Addis Ababa
Second gTKP General Assembly2005-12-05The Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) is holding its second
annual assembly in Tunis in February 2006.
Forum News 12.2: Community Participation and Transport2005-11-08Forum news 12.2: Community Participation in Transport Management, is now available online
Waterways and Livelihoods2005-11-03In October an IFRTD Waterways and Livelihoods workshop was hosted by DANIDA in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Executive Committee Meeting and Strategy Planning Workshop2005-10-25
Cuarta Reunión Regional del Comité Ejecutivo del IFRTDAL2006-10-18Llevada a cabo en Cuba, del 20 al 24 de setiembre del 2005, se introdujo el monitoreo para los miembros activos del ifrtdal con la metodología del mapeo de alcances.
IFRTD Regional Meeting for East & Southern Africa2005-10-10Between 26th and 28th September, representatives of national networks from 7 countries in the region gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 4th IFRTD regional meeting.
Inaugural AFCAP Meeting2005-10-10The inaugural meeting of the African Community Access Programme (AFCAP) was held on 29th and 30th September
ILO ASIST Regional Seminar2005-10-10ILO ASIST Africa, together with the Kenya Roads Board, convened a very successful regional seminar on labour based technologies for rural roads.
IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting 20052005-09-20IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting was successfully concluded on the 15th September at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan in India after three days of meeting of eight National Forum Groups in Asia.
Announcing an International Symposium on Mobility and Health -October 20072007-10-03The Mobility and Health international networked research programme will culminate with an International Symposium at the Global Forum for Health Research in Beijing, China.
Mobility and Health in Nepal: an update2007-10-05Having just returned from a field visit, IFRTD's Ranjith de Silva shares some of his experiences.
New Health Plan protects China's poor2007-10-05A new health care scheme in China ensures that 'a pig no longer needs to be sold for an ambulance ride'.
State to pay transport costs for BPL mothers to reach health facilities2007-10-12Kolkata, June 10: The state government will now pay transport costs to underprivileged pregnant women to reach state-run hospitals and health facilities in time for childbirth.
Testing Mobile Clinics in rural Mali: an evaluation2007-10-12The Ranger Production Company and Logistics for Health, in collaboration with Unicef, WHO and health organisations carried out pilot to test mobile clinic.
In South Africa poor patients ‘excluded’ from healthcare due to high transport costs2007-06-06A key finding of a health review is that the poorest patients cannot access healthcare due to high transport costs.
Mobility and Health in the Amazon.... An update...2007-10-20IFRTD participates in the second workshop held in Cenepa, nothern Peru.
World Health Organization Call for Letters of Interest2007-10-02The World Health Organization have issued a call for case studies addressing the social determinants of health and equity.
New Poster Downloadable!2007-10-02Kate Molesworth's poster 'Road Provision, Access TO Health Services AND Fertility IN Rural Nepal ' can now be downloaded from this website.
Waterways Workshop Announcement2005-08-18A Waterways and Livelihoods workshop for Latin America has been announced. The workshop will be held in Bluefields, Nicaragua from 24th to 27th october 2005. Applications for participation are now invited.
IFRTD 2005 Regional Meetings in Cuba and Rwanda Announced2005-07-20Dates and themes for the annual IFRTD regional meetings for East and Southern Africa and Latin America have now been announced.
India and Sri Lanka exchange experiences on Rural Road Development Programmes2005-07-11Public Seminar held in Colombo on rural road programmes of India and Sri Lanka
Call for Papers2005-05-26TRB have put out a call for papers on behalf of the Women's Issues in
Transportation Committee. There is a topic on transportation issues in
developing countries (relating to the Millennium Development Goals).
New IRAP publications2005-05-19ILO ASIST AP have recently published two new resources on IRAP.
Acciones para promover la inserción del proyecto argentino2007-01-29El proyecto argentino fue presentado al Programa de Reconocimiento Institucional de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
IFG News Update - May 20052005-05-17The International Focus Group on Rural Road Engineering (IFG) has posted its latest news update online
Consultation Workshop on Transport Sector Performance Indicators2005-07-14This workshop is part of an initiative of the Transport and Urban division (TUDTR) of the World Bank to develop a comprehensive draft set of ‘transport performance and impact indicators’.
Community Participation in Transport Management – An International Workshop2005-04-19This workshop aimed to highlight the potential benefits and inherent challenges of ensuring community participation in rural transport interventions. The bi-lingual event held in Cajamarca. Peru, was hosted by IFRTD and ITDG and co-funded by the European
New IFRTD Executive Secretary appointed2005-04-18It gives us great pleasure to welcome Marinke van Riet as the new Executive Secretary of the IFRTD Secretariat.
Congratulations to IRF Woman of Year2005-03-29Long time supporter of the IFRTD wins International Road Federation's Woman of the Year award for 2005!
Transport and the MDGs2005-03-11A new issue page has been uploaded to the IFRTD website looking at the role of transport in the Millennium Development Goals
The Uhuru – bringing freedom to Zimbabwe’s remote communities2005-03-02A recent update from Zimbabwe reveals that the revolutionary motorcycle-sidecar ambulance developed by Riders for Health is having a fantastic impact on some of the country's most vulnerable communities.
Road Safety Workshop in Ethiopia2005-02-16On the 5th February 2005, The Ethiopia National Forum for Rural Transport and Development held a workshop on Road Safety in Modjo, Ethiopia
International workshop on Community Participation in Transport Management2005-02-09The workshop will take place in Cajamarca, Peru, April 4-7, 2005. The objective is to promote sustainable systems of rural transport through community management.
Ngware Bicycle Taxi Group, Kisumu, Kenya2005-01-2015th anniversary of bicycle taxi services in Kisumu, Kenya
TransNet workshop on Mobility and Health2004-12-20The significant contribution of mobility to development and the livelihoods of poor people is widely recognised, however the development sector is yet to fully acknowledge and understand the role of transport in improving poor people’s health.
Argentinian researchers promote Mobility and Health programme!2007-09-26The Argentinian researchers participate in the First Conference titled "Social needs and the university", organised by the University of Buenos Aires
Motorbike trailer tested in Nigeria2007-10-02Transaid introduce a new motorbike ambulance trailer design in Nigeria
Riding and Sliding for a better health!2007-09-26African, Asian and Latin American researchers meet in regional workshops to finalise overall methodology on Mobility and Health
Mobility and Health Brochure now tri-lingual2007-09-28The Mobility and Health brochure is now available in French as well as Spanish and English. It has also been updated to reflect the progress of the programme.
Research guidance manual now complete2007-09-28Researchers design methodology for the Mobility and Health programme at regional workshops
A new report on Maternal Health from Cambodia2007-09-28Health Unlimited a UK NGO coordinated an action research project whereby transport was identified as a major problem
Brochure on Mobility and Health available in English and Spanish2007-09-27
Mobility and Health website in French and Spanish online soon2007-09-27This website will soon be available in French and Spanish
Where are we at the moment?2007-09-27An Update on the Mobility and Health Initiative and the Case-studies
Researching Mobility with Children2004-11-01An exciting new initiative for developing a participatory child-centred field methodology or toolkit to improve policy on children’s mobility and access with children from India, Ghana and South Africa was begun in October at a workshop in India.
Prize winners!2004-10-25Announcing the winners of the IFRTD Evaluation Survey
El Taller en Panamá2006-10-18Del 13 al 15 de octubre se reunieron en Panamá 25 participantes de 12 naciones latinoamericanas para discutir sobre la sostenibilidad de la infraestructura de transporte rural.
Transport Safety and Mobility of Women and Children2004-10-13Announcement of a discussion meeting to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
la formación de un foro nacional argentino2006-10-18El 19 de agosto de 2004, según lo programado y con la presencia de 30 profesionales especialistas en la temática, se dio lectura al Acta de Intencióny tras la aprobación íntegra y la adherencia total, tomó vida el Foro Nacional de Argentina para el Transp
Promoting Sustainability of Community Based Rural Transport Infrastructure2004-09-16At a workshop organised in Rajasthan between the 6-8 September by the Rajasthan Forum Group and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, participants from the implementing organisations of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Internatio
la Tercera Reunión del Comité Ejecutivo (antes Comité Asesor) del IFRTD para América Latina y el I Simposio Nacional de Transporte Rural, Colombia2006-10-18Del 2 al 4 de agosto reciente tuvo lugar en Popayán, Colombia, la Tercera Reunión del Comité Ejecutivo (antes Comité Asesor) del IFRTD para América Latina. Once miembros de Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Nicaragua, México, Perú y Panamá, junto con d
Launch of Togo NFG2004-08-16The Togo National Forum Group on Rural Transport and Development was offically launched on 4th August 2004
Transport Policy Review in Kenya2008-09-11The government of Kenya is embarking on a review of the interface between it's poverty Reduction and transport sector strategies. The review process commences with a stakeholder's meeting on 11th August 2004
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