As the development agenda beyond 2015 is being given increasing priority, young people need to be more involved in social, economic and political spheres. Resolution 70/14 recognizes this as in the interest of rendering development more sustainable and inclusive. It also calls upon governments and other development partners to address challenges impeding youth development and accord higher priority to investing in youth.
These are the presentations that were delivered on the first day of the workshop “Building capacity and facilitating private sector involvement for infrastructure development in Bhutan” held on 19-20 August 2014 in Thimphu, Bhutan.
The objective of the first day was to improve the understanding of what PPPs can or cannot do? What they are? How they have been used?
This session elaborate development cooperation and funding policies and strategies of development partners and opportunities available for countries and cities to improve sustainability of transportation systems. The speakers will try to address some of the issues and challenges raised in previous sessions.
• Discussion and presentations from development partners: ADB, JICA, AFD, GIZ and ESCAP
This facilitated session/breakout session discuss and develop strategies, policies and action plan to address issues and challenges in planning and implementing sustainable national and urban transport systems. This outcome of discussion will be helpful in developing/refining strategies, policies and actions for development of sustainable and inclusive transport systems and consider the ways forward and next steps for the country and cities.
This moderated roundtable discuss major challenges and issues faced by city authorities and further elaborate specific challenges faced by secondary cities. It also present ongoing efforts of city authorities to address sustainability of urban public transportation system, share best practices, successful examples and lessons learned.
This session elaborate on the principles and elements of integrated national transportation planning and integrated urban transportation systems with examples of best practices. It also discuss institutional aspects and ways to enhance coordination among various stakeholders in implementation of integrated policies and projects as one of the challenges faced by country is to ensure policy coordination/harmonization at national, local and city governments.
Asian city authorities are finding it difficult to provide sustainable and inclusive transport to meet the mobility needs of people as a result of rapid urban expansion taking place in the developing world. This session consider sustainable urban transport issues in Asian context and discuss policies and examples of sustainable urban transportation systems, such as MRT, BRT, emerging transit options, promotion of non-motorized transport and road safety.
This session introduce existing national transport strategies and policies as well as urban transportation policies. It highlight the issues and challenges faced by the country, cities and secondary cities in developing and implementing sustainable transport policies and projects.
This session introduce global transport mandates and policies relating to sustainable and inclusive transport development. It also present the concepts, emerging trends and practices in planning and designing sustainable urban mobility.
• Global Mandate and Regional Overview of Sustainable Transport Development - by Mr. Madan B. Regmi, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
• Concept of sustainable transport: Planning and designing National and Urban Sustainable Transport Systems - by Mr. Vedant Goyal, GIZ