Promotion of sustainable and inclusive transport policies

ESCAP’s Transport Division is implementing a programme to promote the use of sustainable and inclusive transport policies in countries across the region. As part of this programme, ESCAP in collaboration with member countries has been organizing regional and national capacity building workshops with the objectives to share ideas, issues and experiences in building better, more sustainable and inclusive transportation systems and services. The tentative agenda of the workshop includes: (i) Global and regional overview of sustainable transport policies and practices; (ii) National sustainable transport and urban transport policies; (iii) Sustainable urban transport systems; (iv) Integrated land use and transportation planning and institutional coordination; (v) Mayors and senior city official’s round table; and (vi) Developing sustainable and inclusive transport policies/strategies to address specific issues and challenges faced by the country and major and secondary cities. The target audience for the workshop are senior transport planners, government officials, all related stakeholders, and governors /mayors/senior city officials from major and other secondary cities.

Interested developing member countries wiling to host and organize such national workshop on sustainable and inclusive transport development in 2015 in collaboration with ESCAP may contact the Transport Division.