Poverty alleviation in disadvantaged regions and countries is a core focus of national authorities and international aid agencies.
Roads, tracks, bridges and small structures are vital transport infrastructure components that enable other development activities to succeed, and thus facilitate economic and social activities and reduce poverty. Appropriate technical approaches coupled with enabling social and economic support activities are the requirements for effective and sustainable transport and development solutions. The planning and implementation of infrastructure projects requires professionals with a range of skills. Essential knowledge and tools that are required cannot be learned in conventional educational courses.
This two week course 'Appropriate Technology Road Works for Enhanced Livelihoods' is targeted towards professionals who are or will be involved in road works project implementation - mainly planners, managers and engineers with a technical background. Participants are expected to come primarily from the Asian region, having similar project challenges to those in Nepal, whether in mountainous, intermediate or delta topography.
A two week solution oriented training workshop
Dates - 29th January - 9th February 2007
Location - in and around Kathmandu, Nepal.
The course will aim to enable participants to:
a) gain an appreciation of the key issues to be addressed
b) acquire essential knowledge through theoretical inputs
c) gain access to experience and lessons learned through exposure to ongoing projects, recent research and exchange of experiences.
d) attain skills by excercising under real conditions, and
e) find practical solutions for problems faced in their own projects/duties.
The training workshop is being organised by Intech Associates in association with the Construction Industry Training Centre (CITC) of Nepal.
The training workshop fee is US$4500 including all tuition, materials, documentation, accommodation, meals, site visits, local transport, and local taxes.
For more information and/or a booking form please contact:
Mr Andreas Beusch
Intech Beusch & Co
7000 CHUR, Switzerland
Tel: +41 81 353 7975