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June 2014 Edition
IRF Carries Out Extensive Knowledge Transfer at 1st Africa Regional Congress


IRF President & CEO greeted by Nigerian Vice President
IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey (left) is greeted by Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo (right) and Nigerian Minister of Works Arc. Mike Onolememen (center).

In response to a growing demand for sustainable solutions to transportation challenges in Africa, the International Road Federation successfully organized the 1st IRF Africa Regional Congress, held in Abuja, Nigeria. The Congress took place June 4-6, 2014 and was the second in a series of four Regional Congresses being organized by the IRF in 2014. This inaugural Africa Regional Congress was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Works, Nigeria and had the support of several organizations, including the Global Road Safety Facility.

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59 Delegates from 12 Countries Absorb Knowledge at IRF Performance-Based Contracts 10-day Executive Seminar in Kuala Lumpur.

International experts representing the fields of contract management, financing and sustainable transport policy development presented best practices and case studies in performance-based contracting to delegates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The seminar included a five-day program of presentations and discussions about performance-based contracts. Participants engaged in working groups with experts actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management, discussing the application of best practices under different country conditions.

Big Data Webinar Features Experts Sharing Data Collection Best Practices with Attendees from Five Continents

The May edition of the IRF’s eLearning Webinar Series featured presenters Laurie A. Schintler, from the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, and Shanjiang Zhu, from the Volgenau School of Engineering, CIEE, at George Mason University. They shared how the use of so called “big data” in transportation has taken off in recent years.

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IRF Provides Customized Road Safety Training to Road Authorities in Ecuador and Bolivia

The IRF, in a joint effort with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and local road authorities, conducted road safety training in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, and La Paz, Bolivia. This custom two-day training program offered in each city was an overview that included infrastructure and design best practices and challenges, vulnerable road users, and road safety audits, all designed to help Ecuador and Bolivia build and manage safer road networks.

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