“TEST”- Research Network in Africa

Raising Awareness, Sharing Knowledge and Enhancing Capacity on Transport and Environment The first year of the TEST (Transport, Environment, Science and Technology) project network in six African countries (Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) con- cluded successfully with a report about research capacity and needs in these countries. The Project is part of the ACP Science and Technology Programme of the 9th European Development Fund supported by the European Union. Generally, the report concluded that though a huge effort in research and development took place over the past decades, limited resources have hampered the investment in research and development. TEST-Website

 

Final Recommendations:

On April 14th 2014 we received the the final recommendation document of the
TEST -  Network and UNEP Share the road Dialogue.

The Document highlights the need for policy making that supports sustainable urban mobility, and increased systematic investments in walking and cycling infrastructure. 

Further to circulation of the document, it is planned to begin discussions on how the recommendations could be adopted by Share the Road and TEST Network partners.

In the medium term, it is envisaged that the recommendations be presented to policy makers at a high level session later this year, to be hosted by the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF). The ASTF was recently established by the World Bank and UNEP to integrate sustainable transport into the region’s development and planning processes and increase the amount of funding going to sustainable transport programs; improve access to transport, reduce air pollution and climate emissions; and improve road safety and health.

 

Please click the following link to read the Document:

Recommendations Document

 

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