A dedicated webinar, “Sustainable Development Challenges: Railways of Tomorrow”, will be held on 29 April from 12.00 to 15.00 CET by UIC Africa as part of the African Railway Thursdays, a series of bimonthly webinars focusing on the activities and projects of UIC and the UIC Africa Region.
- Larn about the sustainable development policies implemented by global and regional institutions (United Nations, African Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, French Development Agency, etc.)
- Exchange experiences and best practices applied on different continents
- Discuss initiatives to strengthen the positioning of the railways as the best option for eco-mobility, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic,
- Enable the rail system to better contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals by 2030 and benefit from innovative financing and low-carbon mobility mechanisms,
- Capitalise on feedback on the challenges of sustainable development as the continent aims to connect African capitals via integrated continental high-speed train, one of 12 flagship projects selected by African Heads of State for Agenda 2063
- Mr Placide Badji, Infrastructure and Energy Department, African Union
- Mrs Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Developement Unit Manager
- Mrs Martha Lawrence, Leader of Railway Solutions, & Mrs Nancy L. Vandycke, World Bank Group, African Union, African Development Bank
- Mr Rod Barber, Director Environment, Safety, Environment, Quality & Risk, Sydney Trains, Australia
- Mrs Heidi Hopper Duffy, RU Environmental Officer, larnrod Eireann, Ireland
- Mr Charlie Yoon, KORAIL, South Korea
- Mrs Carole Escolan, SNCF
The webinar will be held in English and French.