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Rural Roads for Development

26 June 2019

The University of Birmingham, in association with the International Road Federation is pleased to offer this hands-on training course in the area of rural roads.

It will take place from the 9th - 13th September.

The course is a 5-day, intensive and practical residential programme delivered by experts of international repute. It is aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners, road maintenance managers who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in rural transport for development.

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to have acquired an understanding of the following key items:

  • Analytical framework for understanding rural transport
  • Pro-poor transport appraisal including methods for capturing non-monetary benefits
  • Rural Road design and construction
  • Labour-based & intermediate technologies
  • Implications of climate change

Speakers include:

  • Dr Michael Burrow, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Gurmel Ghataora, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Reiner Koblo, KfW
  • Dr Ashok Kumar, World Bank
  • John Hine, former World Bank and TRLe
  • Rob Petts, Intech Associates

The course is delivered in the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities of the University of Birmingham.

For more information please click here.