SLoCaT Partnership together with AFCAP-ASCAP advocates for the integration of rural transport in the post-2015 development agenda. For the advocacy work, SLoCaT Partnership is making presentations in diffrent regional events on rural transport and has developed promotional documents on rural transport including the following:
SLoCaT Partnership and RECAP have developed a factsheet on the importance of rural access to markets and essential services. The four-page factsheet describes what rural isolation is, its negative impact on poverty, and presents strategies to reduce rural isolation. The factsheet also presents how rural access is included in the sustainable development goals and discusses benefits that an improved rural access provides for employment and education opportunities, as well as its positive impact on healthcare levels.
To download the French version of the Factsheet, please click here.
Factsheet on Rural Transport and Agriculture
SLoCaT Partnership and RECAP have developed a factsheet on the importance of rural transport for agriculture and rural development. While increased agricultural producion is criticially important to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an efficient rural transport system is crucical to developing agriculture and reducing rural poverty.
To download the French version of the Rural Transport & Agriculture Factsheet, please click here.
SLoCaT Presentations on Rural Transport
On May 12th, a presentation entitled ‘Rural Transport in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ was made at the 7th African Transportation Technology Transfer Conference in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It was delivered by John Hine at a Plenary Session to an audience of approximately 200 people. The presentation briefly described the joint SLoCaT Partnership and AFCAP work program covering Advocacy on Rural Transport, particularly relating to the finalization and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Strengthening Rural Transport Dialogue, Indicators and Contributing to SLoCaT’s Financing Framework on Sustainable Transport. Following the presentation; the role and relevance of the SDG’s in relation to (rural) transport was discussed. At further breakout sessions the need for the transport sector to better engage with the wider development community over the SDGs and similar initiatives was stressed.
– SLoCaT Partnership’s Letter to Permanent Representatives to the United Nations: Strengthen the post 2015 development agenda by strengthening the prominence of sustainable transport
– Review of Existing and Potential Indicators on Transport to Support the SDGs-DRAFT In Progress
– Rural Transport Fact Sheet