Training Workshop for policy-makers from LLDCs and transit countries on Strengthening capacity to design and implement policies and identify solutions that promote transport connectivity for the achievement of the SDGs

Monday, 27 September 2021 - 8:30am

Virtual
27 – 28 September 2021

 

INTRODUCTION

Improved transport connectivity is crucial for the achievement of the SDGs in LLDCs who because of their geography require an efficient transit transport system in order to effectively participate in global trade. Improving the transport connectivity of LLDCs requires development of both (i) the hard or the physical infrastructure, and (ii) the soft infrastructure or the necessary policies and regulatory frameworks.

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), in partnership with the UN Regional Commissions (ECA, ESCAP, ECLAC and ECE) and the African Development Bank and Asian Development Bank are implementing the project “Strengthening the capacity of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) to design and implement policies that promote transport connectivity in line with the Belt and Road Initiative for the achievement of the SDGs”. The project aims to help LLDCs and transit countries to develop capacity that can enable them to design policies to build hard and soft infrastructure that is key to improved connectivity to regional and global markets.

This training - Strengthening capacity to design and implement policies and identify solutions that promote transport connectivity for the achievement of the SDGs – is the second part of the training workshops being undertaken under the project.

This training - Strengthening capacity to design and implement policies and identify solutions that promote transport connectivity for the achievement of the SDGs – is the second part of the training workshops being undertaken under the project.

The training will be held for Africa and Latin America region on – 27 - 28 September 2021. 

Time: Gaborone 14:30hrs - 17:30hrs; New York 08:30 - 11:30 hrs 

 
OBJECTIVE OF THE TRAINING

The main objective of the training will be to enhance the capacity of policymakers from LLDCs and transit countries and equip them with knowledge and skills required to develop relevant policies to promote transport connectivity, promote development of climate resilient infrastructure and to respond to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on transport connectivity. It will also focus on soft infrastructure issues such as how to strengthen national legal and regulatory frameworks on transit transport and in implementing relevant instruments, norms and standards on transport. It will also help them share experience and best practices on promoting transport connectivity. 
 

FORMAT OF THE TRAINING

The training has modules and other background materials. The training will consist of presentation of the relevant topics by different resource persons using many case studies as much as possible. Participants will be given opportunities to share their experiences.
Languages – The training will have simultaneous interpretation - English; French, and Spanish
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The funding for the training was made possible through the project led by UN-OHRLLS entitled: Strengthening the capacity of Landlocked Developing Countries under the “Belt and Road Initiative” to design and implement policies that promote transport connectivity for the achievement of the SDGs which is funded by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sub-Fund - United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund.
 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

STATEMENTS

Opening Remarks 

Session 1. Designing policies that promote transport connectivity for the achievement of the SDGs 

 

Session 2. Sustainable and Resilient Transport Infrastructure  

 

Session 3. Addressing Soft Infrastructure  

 

Session 4. Impact of COVID-19 on Transport Connectivity – Experiences, Lessons, Solutions 

 

 

Session 5. Financing transport connectivity – Key issues (Re-cap) 
Ms. Fadiah Achmadi, UN-OHRLLS Resource person 

Closing Session 

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