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thumbnail of Entries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices AwardEntries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices Award
September 2, 2010

Young people from developing countries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Colin Relf Award - Exploring new thinking in rural transport.

6th International Colloquium on Working Equids
March 24, 2010
Announcing a call for short papers for the 6th International Colloquium on Working Equids (29th Dec - 3rd Dec 2010, India). Rural transport is one of 8 themes at the event.

thumbnail of Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on
July 7, 2009
Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka

In Wamakko, Donkeys are Ambulances
June 3, 2009
According to villagers, the lack of vehicles has now compelled them to engage the services of donkeys to convey the sick to the local government headquarters a few kilometres away, before getting a vehicle to hospital in Sokoto, the state capital

Atelier national Burkinabé sur la thématique: Transport et Décentralisation
April 29, 2009
Le Groupe Forum National Burkinabé (GFN) organise du 26 au 30 Avril 2009 un atelier national de réflexion sur le thème : « Mobilité et accessibilité en milieu rural du Burkina Faso : enjeux et opportunités des collectivités territoriales dans le contexte

Actualisation de la stratégie de développement du secteur du transport du Burkina Faso
October 24, 2008
Sous l’initiative du Ministère Burkinabé en charge des Transports, le Burkina Faso va procéder bientôt à l’actualisation de sa Stratégie de développement du secteur du transport

Announcing a 3 day international rural transport workshop
October 6, 2008
IFRTD, the ILO, and TFG announce an international workshop on the state of rural transport and development. The workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam from 22-24 October 2008.

Working Animals in the Aftermath of Disaster - TAWS/BVA Seminar
October 3, 2008
TAWS, the World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies, is hosting a Seminar on the Contribution of Working Animals in the Aftermath of Disaster - 8th October 2008

thumbnail of IFAD, ILO and IFRTD team up! IFAD, ILO and IFRTD team up!
August 11, 2008
In efforts to help institutionalise rural transport and travel within IFAD's agricultural operations, a joint workshop was held in Rome in June 2008.

Intermediate Means of Transport Engineer needed for Lesotho Access and Mobility Study
May 12, 2008
An IMT Engineer is needed to join an 8 person multi-disciplinary team in March 2008 conducting a study into basic access and mobility standards and needs in Lesotho.

Improved transport infrastructure in Malawi is key to rural development
April 11, 2008
The need for improved transport infrastructure in Malawi recentlyfeatured in the opinion pages of the Daily Times online newspaper.

thumbnail of Introducing rural transport in the university curricularIntroducing rural transport in the university curricular
November 24, 2007
The University of Dschang in West Cameroon has agreed to introduce rural transport issues in its curricular.

PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development new newsletters online
October 26, 2007
PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development newsletters online

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
September 7, 2007
A partnership between bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and African institutions, the ICA makes its members more effective at supporting infrastructure by pooling efforts in selected key areas.

At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?
August 11, 2007
The Bretton Woods Project recently published a brief by Public World Director Brendan Martin likening the World Bank’s new transport strategy to a British train ‘running late with no public announcement as to the delay’.

New French Email Discussion Group for IFRTD Members
August 7, 2007
Established by the IFRTD Secretariat in West and Central Africa, this new email discussion group will provide a forum for French speakers to exchange ideas, experiences and resources on rural transport and development issues.

French Virtual Forum Announced.
August 7, 2007
IFRTD members in Central and Western Africa and other francaphone nations are invited to share in a series of discussions on rural transport services throughout July 2007.

Regional Workshop on Animal Welfare
August 7, 2007
KENDAT in collaboration with AWAKE (Animal Welfare Action, Kenya) and ATNESA (Animal Traction Network for East and Southern Africa) is planning a regional workshop on Animal Welfare - September 24 - 28, 2007.

thumbnail of SEACAP Programme Update: Updating Cambodia's Rural Roads PolicySEACAP Programme Update: Updating Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy
August 6, 2007
An update on the ongoing SEACAP funded process to update Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy.

New Rural Transport Blog
June 30, 2007
An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.

New Strategic Plan 2006-2012 for the Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development in Guinea
January 8, 2007
The Guinean Network for Animal Traction and Integrated Development has announced a new strategic plan to take the organisation from 2006 to 2012.

thumbnail of 2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 31, 2006
Del 30 de agosto al 1 de Septiembre del 2006 se realizó, en Popayán el 2o. Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural, con la presencia de más de 180 personas

thumbnail of II Simposio Colombiano de Transporte RuralII Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 18, 2006
Popayán, Colombia, 1 y 2 de junio Invitación a inscribir ponencias hasta el 30 de abril.

Securite et Transport Rurale -Appel à candidature
October 18, 2006
IFRTD fait appel a 4 petits cas d’etudes en Afrique, en Asie et en Amerique Latine

Rural Transport Safety Studies- call for participation
September 20, 2006
IFRTD is commissioning 4 small case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa

The Makete Approach: From Pilot Project to Policy Impact and Institutionalisation
September 3, 2006
A new research study is launched to assess the impact of the Makete Integrated Rural Transport Project 20 years after its inception

Call for Expressions of Interest in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
June 28, 2006

Course on Non-motorised transport
June 22, 2006
Planning, design, construction, and evaluation of spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and animal-drawn transport. Course at the University of Pretoria from 21-23 of August 2006

Support for Mojo Horse Cart Owners Association in Ethiopia
May 30, 2006
In Ethiopia the local Administration of Mojo has granted a 500 square metre plot of land to the Mojo Horse Cart Owners’ Association.

5th International Colloquium on Working Equines
March 6, 2006
The 5th International Colloquium on Working Equines will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 30th October to 2nd November 2006.

thumbnail of IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting 2005IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting 2005
September 20, 2005
IFRTD Asia Regional Meeting was successfully concluded on the 15th September at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan in India after three days of meeting of eight National Forum Groups in Asia.

Waterways Workshop Announcement
August 18, 2005
A Waterways and Livelihoods workshop for Latin America has been announced. The workshop will be held in Bluefields, Nicaragua from 24th to 27th october 2005. Applications for participation are now invited.

Projects

Resources

A Means to an end: transport and the Millennium Development Goals
November 5, 2008
An exploration of the critical relationship between transport and each of the MDGs, and the challenges that must be overcome to enable transport to maximise its potential and fulfil a catalytic role in the delivery of the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.

The Makete Approach: The Case of PIRTP and RAMPA in Malawi. By Alexander R Phiri
January 15, 2006
This Malawi case study is part of a series of studies completed under and IFRTD initiated project 'The Makete Approach' to evaluate the impact of the pioneering MIRTP project on the policy and institutional landscape of todays transport sector.

Local Transport Solutions for Rural Development
June 5, 2002

Download the photographic book by Paul Starkey

Forum News 9.4: Moving Mountains
April 1, 2002
Forum News issue 9.4 (April 2002) focuses on access and mobility in mountainous areas.

Forum News 8.1: Transport with Animal Power
June 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on animal traction.

Forum News 7.3: The Forum Looks to the Future
January 3, 2000
Millennium edition of Forum News