33 representatives from 11 different African countries participated in Training on "The Role of Sustainable Urban Transport in the Framework of African Cities"

The participants included representatives from various governmental ministries and departments, international organizations and public transport providers from Togo, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Senegal, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Gabon, Cote d'Ivore and Niger. The training course kicked off with welcome addresses by Mr OULAALOU Fathallah, Mayor of Rabat.

The workshop enabled 33 transport policy decision-makers, planners and public transport companies to share knowledge on local and international approaches and experiences in improving sustainable urban transport.

The training introduced various aspects of the role of urban transport towards creating equitable and livable cities including Urban Transport and Land-Use Planning illustrated through examples of the city of Berlin. The trainers Friedemann Kunst, former Director of Transport Division, City of Berlin, and Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ project director, stressed the importance of political will and community support, strategic planning and a sustainable funding as keys for the implementation and steps towards sustainable urban transport.

  • The detailed agenda of the training can be downloaded here
  • Pictures of the training can be found here
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