UKCRIC webinar series: Systems challenges in developing climate resilient infrastructure in Africa through the lens of transport.
Transport infrastructure is the backbone to strong economies and communities, but these infrastructures are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Floods can wash out roads and cut off supply chains; storms disrupt services and extreme heat buckle train lines. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are particularly vulnerable, often experiencing the most severe of weather events. This presentation will explore what it takes to develop greener transport infrastructures for LMICs and draws on key research from the UK Government's High Volume Transport (HVT) Applied Research Programme (an investment by the Department for International Development) to explore questions including how can LMICs build infrastructure that is greener and resilient.
This webinar will be presented by Dr Neil Ebenezer, Team Leader of the High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme (HVT) and Director ND Ebenezer Consultancy Limited.
Dr Neil Ebenezer is a highly skilled science professional with over 30 years’ experience, practised at managing science, policy and research across health and transport. He has developed a portfolio career and is director of a consultancy company with an interest in the impact of transport on human health. Amongst other roles, he is the Team Leader of the High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme (HVT). This is a seven-year, £18 million investment by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to undertake research into the complex and interrelated issues of sustainable transport development across Africa and South Asia.
To attend this event please register via Zoom: Systems challenges in developing climate resilient infrastructure in Africa through the lens of transport