The Capacity Building Workshop is planned to provide training to transport stakeholders on recommended policy responses using new technologies and smart road solutions to preserve regional transport connectivity in the time of the pandemic and other similar disruptions in Africa.
The first part of the workshop will focus on international road transport in countries along African corridors in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. It will highlight new operational challenges due to the pandemic, the impact on the global transport industry and the emerging trends in international road transport such as digitalization of cross border transport operations and greater use of technologies.
The second part of the EGM will describe a series of advanced technologies and ICT solutions which can help ensure seamless and continuous international cross-borders road/rail transport connectivity and minimize adverse impact during future crises and their aftermath. The focus will be on the application of technology for smart and seamless cross-border transport and trade in Africa, showcasing a wide range of proven solutions that make road transport less reliant on physical contacts (contactless/smart solutions) and less exposed to interruptions and costs of documentary and other checks (seamless).