11th IsDB-GIZ training in Casablanca
The IsDB and GIZ jointly organize their 11th training on Sustainable Mobility in Casablanca with a focus on Adaptation in Urban Transport for decision makers from the West African region.
Why Adaptation in Urban Transport?
Sustainable urban transport and resilience should be considered closely linked to each other to save climate and to adapt infrastructure against climate change. Resilience can be understood as the capacity to maintain core functions of the transport system and its services in the face of climatic impacts. These impacts include both slow onset changes, such as increasing average temperatures, and extremes in variability leading to floods, tropical storms etc. A resilient urban transport system is able to cope with impacts, without long-lasting disadvantages for its users and urban life as a whole. These days, resilience is one of the key concepts in the urban mobility discourse on development, climate resilience being part of it. Improving the resilience of the transport sector and to plan sustainable infrastructure is extremely crucial for policy makers and people living in risk-prone environments.
What is this training about?
The 11th IsDB-GIZ training on “Adaptation in Urban Transport” is taking place in Casablanca, Morocco from 13th to 14th November 2019. It introduces the concept of climate resilience in the transport sector and approaches to assess climate vulnerability of sustainable urban transport systems. Participants will learn about urban transport in general, existing tools to help assess climate risks, and about drivers and measures to climate-proof transport infrastructure services in particular.
Who will participate?
The training addresses decision makers and planners of municipal transport systems and representatives of departments for economic development and foreign investments from member states of the Islamic Development Bank and partner countries of Germany’s development cooperation from The Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast and Morocco, ideally in charge of climate proofing transport infrastructure.
For more information about the event please contact:
Levent Toprak, Levent.Toprak@giz.de
Transport Policy Advisor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH