As of September IFRTD has appointed a new Regional Coordinator for Francophone West and Central Africa in the name of Guy Kemtsop. Working from his home country, Cameroon, Guy will work with the NFGs and active members in the Francophone Africa region to advocate for improved rural transport policies and practices. His first task is to organise the regional meeting in Cameroon from 24-26 of October. During this meeting NFGs and active members will provide input into the strategy development, a process which will culminate in a new strategy for IFRTD 2007-2011. For more information please refer to IFRTD Strategy Update
Guy comes to IFRTD with a vast experience in rural transport issues. As IFRTD member Guy has been in a team of IFRTD members led by Paul Starkey which developed and tested a rapid assessment methodology for the Sub Saharan Africa Transport Program coordinated by the World Bank (SSATP). This methodology surveys transport types, operators, users and regulators at sampled and spokes, stratified by hub hierarchy and remoteness. It is called the Rapid Assessment of Rural Transport Services and the report is available through the following link.
Guy can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org. IFRTD is sure the members and NFGs will enjoy working with Guy and welcome him to the IFRTD family!