East and Southern Africa
Welcome to IFRTD East and Southern Africa Region
For the ESA Strategy Plan 2011-2013 click here
IFRTD has a strong membership base in Eastern and Southern Africa [ESA], consisting of National Forum Groups, individual members and partner institutions. Currently, there are vibrant national networks in Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya. IFRTD also have contact members in Rwanda, Malawi and Namibia.
In previous years, IFRTD ESA had a successful twin strategy focusing on engaging in small ground-breaking pieces of research and developing policy dialogues processes in different countries. Some of the successful research work includes a scoping study on HiV/AIDS along regional transport corridors and a study on rural transport hubs. We have also participated in IFRTDs global research work on Mobility and Health as well as Rural Waterways and Livelihoods.
Examples of our successful policy dialogue processes include a collaboration with the Tanzania NFG to organise a half day dialogue session in the Tanzania house of parliament with over 150 legislators to discuss institutional framework for rural roads financing and management and issues related to rural access and poverty reduction in Tanzania. Another example is the lobbying work in Kenya that led to the removal of VAT on imported bicycles.
Currently, IFRTD network members are keen to lift the profile of IFRTD in the region even higher through branded IFRTD publications and presentations at high end policy and advocacy events. These opportunities are being explored by engaging more with members from the universities and ensuring participation in scientific conferences such as the Southern Africa Transport Conference.
We welcome your participation in the IFRTD network in East and Southern Africa, please get in touch with us to find how you can get involved.
IFRTD Regional Coordinator (East and Southern Africa)
Contact IFRTD East and Southern Africa
PO Box 314, 00502 Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel/fax: +254 2 883323
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