In June 2022, the World Bank launched the Douala Urban Mobility Project (PMUD) which aims to improve urban mobility and support inclusive urban and economic development along select Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors and feeder lines. Its design was spurred by the pressing need to alleviate urban congestion, reduce travel times, and supply safer and more efficient transport options for Douala's residents. It is against this backdrop that the World Bank (WB) partnered with the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) to organize the Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) training workshop hosted by the Doula City Council from June 19-23, 2023.
The LUTP program is partnering with local World Bank colleagues, the Transport Policy in Africa Program (SSATP) and the Tunisia’s Ministry of Transport to plan a workshop designed for participants coming from Tunisia and Morocco. A French language offering will take place from the 23 to the 27th and is designed to facilitate discussion and peer-to-peer learning around urban transport planning, with a specific focus on diagnosing urban mobility challenges, prioritizing investments, setting up effective institutions.
The LUTP program is partnering with the World Bank Pacific transport team, the Global Facility for Decarbonizing Transport, and the Solomon Islands Government to conduct a multi-day interactive workshop. This workshop aims to educate policymakers and urban transport professionals in the Solomon Islands on addressing urban mobility issues and developing comprehensive strategies for more sustainable cities. It is part of the applied research study Reducing Car Dependency for Greener and Healthier Pacific Island Cities. The workshop will cover various topics, including vehicle import policy, electric vehicles, land use, public transport, parking, road safety, and non-motorized transport. Participation will be open to any senior government staff, development partners, and other organizations.
From June to December 2023 the LUTP team and its partners delivered five workshops training 193 participants. All sessions hosted in Rwanda, Cameroon, Tunisia, Kiribati and Tonga received glowing reviews from participants and there continues to be high demand for the engagement.