African Sustainable Transport Forum releases outcome document

43 African countries were represented in the Experts and Ministerial sessions at the inaugural conference of the African Sustainable Transport Forum. The resulting ASTF Action Framework, agreed upon by the Ministers, includes 13 actions together with an institutional structure for the ASTF Secretariat.  The Framework sets out a clear roadmap for sustainable transport in Africa, based on a harmonization of priority action areas as they were identified by all the conference participants. 

The attached ASTF Outcome Document summarizes the Chairperson’s closing remarks at the Ministerial Session, and includes the ASTF Action Framework. 

The interim ASTF Secretariat, housed within UNEP and supported by the World Bank and UN-Habitat, will provide support for the implementation of this Action Framework. The Secretariat is working on a Full Conference Report, which details the entire conference proceedings and related events.  

For additional information including the conference presentations, please visit the forum website

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