Focus on mobility. Issue No 12 – November 2009 Half-yearly electronic news bulletin of SDC’s Mobility Desk Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation http://www.trans-web.ch/news.htm
EVENING EVENT : Rural Road Research in South East Asia, London, UK, 16 November 2009
Recent rural transport research in South East Asia, supported by DFID, WB and ADB has allowed improved guidelines to be developed on the provision of better and more sustainable road access to rural communities in developing countries. Presentations will be made on some of the key research programme outcomes regarding low cost structures guidelines, road surfacing / standards and slope stabilisation techniques. http://www.ice.org.uk/conferences_events/eventdetail_ice.asp?EventID=2413&EventType=ICE.
COLLOQUE: SITRASS 9, Lomé, Togo, 16-18 novembre, 2009
Colloque SITRASS (Solidarité Internationale sur les Transports et la Recherche en Afrique Sub-Saharienne) intitulé “1989-2009: 20 ans d’analyse des systèmes de transport en Afrique sub-saharienne ». A l’occasion de son 20e anniversaire, SITRASS offre l’opportunité de dresser le bilan des travaux d’analyse des systèmes de transport africains en termes de méthodes et de résultats, mais aussi des définir les questions vives du secteur des transports en termes de perspectives pour les années à venir. http://www.sitrass.org.
CONFERENCE: Convention on Rural Roads, Arusha, Tanzania, 25-27 November 2009
Organized by the International Road Federation (IRF), in association with the Tanzanian Road Association (TARA) and the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP), the convention will be a unique opportunity for governments, private businesses, NGOs and other sector stakeholders to exchange and discuss the latest experiences and research insights in rural roads and transport in Africa and other developing regions. http://www.irfnet.ch/eventdetail.php?catid=1&id=109&title=IRF/gTKP/TARA%202009%20Convention%20on%20Rural%20Roads%20.
TRAINING: International Training Course on Transportation Planning and Safety, New Delhi, India, 4-11 December, 2009
The Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the French National Institute for Transport & Safety Research (INRETS) France, and the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impacts (IRCOBI) are organizing this seven day course that will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning and safety promotion to acquaint them with the state-of-the-art information in the field. The course is designed for an interdisciplinary audience of law enforcers, police officers, traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, and mechanical engineers. The contents of the course are especially focused to give a global perspective to the road safety and injury control problems. http://web.iitd.ac.in/~tripp/course/2009/course09Rframe.htm. For further events or event agendas you may visit http://www.trans-web.ch/links/events.htm