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Regional EST Policy Dialogue and Training Workshop for South Asia and South-East Asia

10 October 2017 @ 12:00 am

Cities in Asia and metropolitan regions in Asia are looking for solutions to support resilience through sustainable urban transport. To support these efforts the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) in cooperation with various organizations organizes workshops, trainings and policy dialogues for safer, smarter, and more livable cities and human settlements. This workshop on resilience supports national, state and local governments to put relevant transport policies and programs in place. Thereby helping participating cities to increase investments towards people and environmentally friendly, climate and disaster resilient infrastructure and services to minimize the loss of human life and socioeconomic damages.

The Regional EST Policy Dialogue and Training Workshop for South Asia and South-East Asia, from 10 to 12 October 2017 in Pathumthani, Thailand will be co-organized by the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOEJ), the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Royal Thai Government, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the German International Cooperation (GIZ), Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of Division for Sustainable Development (DSD)/UN DESA. Further supporting organizations include 100 Resilient Cities, The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), International Road Transport Union (IRU), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), ASUA-Japan, and others.


  • Foster a common understanding across Asia on essential elements of EST as well as the need for an integrated approach for addressing unsustainable transport practices, and to build more livable, sustainable, safe and resilient Asian cities
  • Gain policy insights to EST solutions and measures in enhancing the sustainability, economic competitiveness and resilience of cities 
  • Support cities in establishing sustainable transport planning goals, performance targets, standards and evaluation programs 
  • Enhance the capacity of Asian cities and local authorities in better addressing SDG-11 (Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable) through sustainable transport solutions and measures
Please see draft concept note and program here.  



10 October 2017
12:00 am