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Entries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices Award
September 2, 2010
Young people from developing countries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Colin Relf Award - Exploring new thinking in rural transport.
ILO Course: Employment-intensive investment for sustainable development
May 4, 2010
The training course will consider the adoption and effective implementation of national policies and investment programmes favouring the optimum use of the employment intensive techniques in order to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development
Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on
July 7, 2009
Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka
IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation
June 4, 2009
IFRTD 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.
Ghanaian Health workers warned to stay in rural areas
March 4, 2009
The Northern Regional Minister in Ghana has warns that commuting is taking a negative toll on the output of health personnel working in rural villages.
ILO Training Course on
February 12, 2009
This 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
SSATP Publishes a New Knowledge Product
January 7, 2009
SSATP is pleased to share the release of a new knowledge product entitled: A USER GUIDE TO ROAD MANAGEMENT TOOLS
The State of Rural Transport and Development - An International Workshop
November 19, 2008
From 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,
International Conference on Road Safety at Work
November 4, 2008
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.
GTZ Seeking Urban Transport Expert
November 4, 2008
The 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.
DANIDA introduces rural transport issues at universities in Benin
October 24, 2008
In 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 workshop
October 6, 2008
IFRTD, 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.
Building the Road to Prosperity
September 23, 2008
SEACAP projects in Vietnam aim to give local workers more skills to build and maintain rural roads, Michael Libucha reports for Vietnam News.
IFAD, ILO and IFRTD team up!
August 11, 2008
In efforts to help institutionalise rural transport and travel within IFAD's agricultural operations, a joint workshop was held in Rome in June 2008.
Nouveau numéro du bulletin "Mobilité" du GFN de la RDC
July 7, 2008
Le bulletin N°13 du mois de Mai 2008 du trimestriel du Groupe Forum National de la RDC vient de paraître.
Strategies and Tools for Gender and Agriculture - an ODI Event
June 30, 2008
Catherine 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
Villagers in North Eastern Pakistan Protest About the Poor State of Repair of an Important Local Road
May 21, 2008
On Sunday 4th May 08 hundreds of villagers protested about the poor condition of the Kahuta-Karot Road in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan.
Kisii Training Centre organises International Engineers Course
May 13, 2008
From 6 October to 14 November 2008, the Kisii Training Centre in Kenya organises an International Engineers Course in labour-based technologies
Transaid Project puts Women Market Traders Back in the Driving Seat
May 12, 2008
A 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.
$1.15bn ADB boost to Pakistan’s Road and Reform programmes
May 11, 2008
Major rehabilitation and expansion of Pakistan's road network will help foster national and regional trade routes.
Phelophepa, the South African 'Miracle Health Train' is providing services to over 45,000 people a year
May 11, 2008
In 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.
Wheels to Work
April 14, 2008
The 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.
Improved transport infrastructure in Malawi is key to rural development
April 11, 2008
The need for improved transport infrastructure in Malawi recentlyfeatured in the opinion pages of the Daily Times online newspaper.
Social Roads - a new perspective for transport safety
March 5, 2008
A new publication from Benin explores the interaction between social and commercial activities and safety issues relating to transport infrastructure and services.
Soloman Island's Labour-Based Road Maintenance Workshop
November 3, 2007
Co-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.
Rural transport and Mobility in West and Central Africa - The proceedings from the SDC/Skat Workshop
October 31, 2007
The regional SDC workshop held in N'Djamena (Chad) from 18 to 21 September focused on lessons learned to define future challenges.
IFRTD Asia Held 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam
October 31, 2007
IFRTD Asia held the 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam from 14 to 15 September 2007.
Zimbabwe: Rural Commuters Are Going Nowhere
October 29, 2007
Rural 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 Road Maintenance Sustaining the Benefits of Improved Access
October 4, 2007
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently issued a new publication on rural road maintenance.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
September 7, 2007
A 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 Market
August 24, 2007
The 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.
At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?
August 11, 2007
The 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’.
Crime hits Uganda motorbike taxis
August 7, 2007
Motorbike taxi operators in eastern Uganda are asking to be allowed to carry guns and knives to protect themselves from marauding robbers.
International Engineers Course - Labour based road construction and maintenance
August 7, 2007
The 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.
SEACAP Programme Update: Updating Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy
August 6, 2007
An update on the ongoing SEACAP funded process to update Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy.
New Rural Transport Blog
June 30, 2007
An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.
Improving Access to Markets and Services in Bhutan
May 15, 2007
In April 2007 the World Bank approved an IDA grant of $10 million to fund the Second Bhutan Rural Access Project.
Awareness Programme on Rural Transport for Heads of Local Government bodies in Sri Lanka
May 9, 2007
Local Government Heads learn about Rural Transport needs
ILO-ASIST announce 12th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners
March 27, 2007
ILO-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.
Support for Mojo Horse Cart Owners Association in Ethiopia
May 30, 2006
In Ethiopia the local Administration of Mojo has granted a 500 square metre plot of land to the Mojo Horse Cart Owners’ Association.
Forum News 12.2: Community Participation and Transport
November 8, 2005
Forum news 12.2: Community Participation in Transport Management, is now available online
Forum News 15.3: Why are we still talking about women headloading?
November 9, 2010
Download Forum News 15.3 which focuses on the gender and transport agenda; what has been achieved and what comes next.
Transport safety: a rural epidemic too
November 6, 2010
An article featured in the 2010 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. Highlighting IFRTD's commitment to broadening international understanding of the transport safety agenda to encompass the experience of communities in rural settings.
A Means to an end: transport and the Millennium Development Goals
November 5, 2008
An exploration of the critical relationship between transport and each of the MDGs, and the challenges that must be overcome to enable transport to maximise its potential and fulfil a catalytic role in the delivery of the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.
This interactive Toolkit identifies some of the key factors that influence the success or failure of locally driven rural transport interventions.
Local Transport Solutions for Rural Development
June 5, 2002
Download the photographic book by Paul Starkey
Forum News 9.2: Good Governance and Capacity Building, 2 Sides of the Same Coin
October 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and governance.
Forum News 8.2: Too Fast, Too Slow? - Fiscal Policy in the Transport Sector
September 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on transport, taxation and economic policies.
Forum News 8.1: Transport with Animal Power
June 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on animal traction.
Forum News 7.4: Bridges: linking Rural Communities to Livelihoods
May 3, 2000
Forum News issue focused on bridges.
Forum News 7.3: The Forum Looks to the Future
January 3, 2000
Millennium edition of Forum News
Mobility as a Human Right
Regional East and South Africa
Safety and Security
Regional Latin America
Regional West and Central Africa