Regional Workshop "Discover Sustainable Urban Transport"

06 Dec. 2017
by verusckha _araes




The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), recently organised a Regional Workshop under the theme "Discover Sustainable Urban Transport". This event was well attended by 30 participants from five Southern African Countries to discuss ways to implement Sustainable Urban Transport in the region.  The workshop was primarily aimed at gaining new perspectives on Sustainable Urban Transport visible in Southern Africa and to exchange views, experiences, challenges and most importantly solutions from fellow transport planners present at the Workshop. Topics discussed at the workshop ranged from principles of SUTMPs, BRT, NMT, Transport Management and Regulation and Financing. The transport planners present were from cities such as Lusaka, Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Cape Town amongst others. Most participants have expressed positive feedback about the workshop and left energized to keep the momentum for ongoing engagement in the field. The workshop was also attended by participants from the City of Windhoek transport planners, councillors and participants from the Northern region of Namibia were also present.

The workshop was a first of its kind and was jointly organised by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH project “Transport, Mobility, Logistics”, the Namibian Ministry for Works and Transport and the City of Windhoek.It took place from 27th-30th November at Penduka in Katutura. Participants were transported with the City of Windhoek Municipal bus to the venue.

Trainers from organisations such as Africa Transport Policy Program in Urban Transport and Mobility (SSATP), the Union Africaine des Transports Publics (UATP) and WhereIsMyTransport supported the workshop as resource persons and shared valuable information and knowledge.

 

Read more about the event at http://sutp.org/ and http://transformative-mobility.org/