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IRF / gTKP / CHTS 2nd International Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China, 26 October 2010 - 29 October 2010

Presentations and papers presented in this convention can be downloaded here.

We face today in different regions of the world an increasing diversity of challenges to provide the vital, affordable, safe transport to rural communities to assist in their economic activity and development, and reduce poverty incidence.

Following the successful experience of the first Convention on Rural Roads held in Tanzania last November, the convention aims this year to help the communities, government agencies, NGOs, development agencies and sector practitioners identify aspects of the current Rural Transport sector that can be improved. It will offer to delegates an excellent opportunity to gain insight in the latest research outcomes and experiences in the impacts, planning, management and construction of rural roads as well as their safety, through its plenary sessions and panel debates.

The Convention will be a unique opportunity for governments, private businesses, NGOs and other sector stakeholders to come together, exchange and discuss the experiences from Asia and other developing regions. 

An interactive gTKP workshop on Environment and Urban Mobility organized in the margins of the Convention will also offer a privileged platform to address these two key topics for the region.

In order to facilitate participation in both the Conference and the gTKP Workshop, a gTKP Conference Attendance Support Fund has been created. This fund has been set up to help delegates wishing to participate in a gTKP organised, co-organised or supported event, but who may have difficulties meeting the expenses involved.

Full guidelines on how to apply, together with an application form, can be downloaded here

Information on Sponsorship Packages can be downloaded here.

Programme Highlights

26 October 2010
gTKP Workshop on Urban Mobility & Environment

27- 28 October 2010
Convention Programme
High Level Panel Discussion on Funding Rural Roads

29 October 2010
Technical Site Visit

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