The Africa Community Access Project (AFCAP) and the Asia Community Access Project (ASCAP) is a programme of applied research, capacity building and knowledge dissemination funded by the UK Government though the Department for International Development (DFID). The programme’s objective is to promote safe and sustainable rural access in Africa and Asia by strengthening the evidence base on more cost effective and reliable low volume rural road and transport services thereby influencing policy and practice.
Current AFCAP partner countries are DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan and Tanzania. AFCAP2 is expected to extend cover a further five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and, under the Asia Community Access Project (ASCAP), to a further five countries in South Asia. The management of AFCAP/ASCAP is contracted by DFID to Cardno UK.
During the current inception phase, priority activities include establishing strategies for research, capacity building and knowledge management, and following up some priority activities from the previous phase of AFCAP. The inception phase ends in April 2015.