The TEST Network aims to support Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries in formulating and implementing sustainable transport policies which contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable economic development. A key constraint in these counties is the need for integrated transport solutions based on international best practice and experiences on the ground in SSA. Read more...
|REPORT: Transport and the Environment|
The latest TEST report, written by a panel of international experts, provides an introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub Saharan African countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change. Read more...
A survey of research capacities, activities and needs on air pollution, road safety and traffic flow management was conducted between May and November 2010. Structured questionnaires, face to face interviews, telephone interviews and literature reviews were used to collect data to complete the project templates under the three thematic areas. The questionnaires were administered to the relevant government ministries, departments, local authorities, universities, as well as other public and private sector players involved in the transport sector. The results were analysed and presented at the peer review workshop held on October 22 and 23, 2010 in Kenya.
A national stakeholder meeting was held on 18 November 2010 and attended by 51 participants. The purpose of the stakeholder meeting was to launch the network to a larger audience and present results of the survey so that stakeholders could validate and verify results. In addition, the workshop was used as a platform to identify capacity needs for Zimbabwe, discuss what should be done to fill gaps in research and to encourage coordination and knowledge sharing among stakeholders responsible for national transport issues and to identify best practice in traffic flow management, road safety and air pollution in the country.Further information is available in the report: