YOURS set to co-deliver RISE Tanzania training with Amend and World Bank

YOURS set to co-deliver RISE Tanzania training with Amend and World Bank

The World Bank, through the Roads to Inclusion and socioeconomic Opportunities Project (RISE), in collaboration with Tanzania Rural and Urban Road Agency (TARURA) and the Non-Government Organization Amend, is organizing a training to introduce and develop people-centered rural road design capacities among key RISE stakeholders (TANROADS, TARURA, World Bank, consultancy firms advancing first generation RISE projects, other) involved in the RISE development projects.

tanzania flagRoad traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health threat in Tanzania. The World Health Organization estimates approximately 16,252 lives are lost on the Tanzanian roads each year (29.2 deaths per 100.000 citizens). Almost half are vulnerable road users, like pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. Although the government, enforcement agencies and NGOs have taken various preventive measures, the number of RTIs keeps growing. Adopting a people centered approach to road development can assist in preventing these daily tragedies.

"PEOPLE-CENTERED ROAD DESIGN”
This practical training will bring international and Tanzanian experts to cover topics on road safety, behavioral change and citizen engagement through consultations, case studies, group discussions and site visits.

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This workshop is an opportunity for key RISE stakeholders to raise awareness, provide a space for dialogue and facilitate collaboration among stakeholders. At the end of the training, participants are expected to be able applypeople centered rural road design concepts and:

  • Explain the rationale and vision behind designing rural roads with a people-centered approach
  • Inspire and challenge other key stakeholders to promote people centered road design and avoid vehicle centered design
  • Demonstrate the importance of engaging communities in road design from the outset and throughout the design process to avoid road safety risks and social risks
  • Implement a consultation with the community to better understand (1) their needs and the current functions for which the road is used before road design and (2) receive their feedback on a preliminary road design
  • Explain and implement a people centered road safety audit.

 

The training takes place from 12-14 March 2019.

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