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A dedicated webinar, “Sustainable Development Challenges: Railways of Tomorrow”, will be held on 29 April from 12.00 to 15.00 CET by UIC Africa as part of the African Railway Thursdays, a series of bimonthly webinars focusing on the activities and projects of UIC and the UIC Africa Region.

Participants will:

  • Larn about the sustainable development policies implemented by global and regional institutions (United Nations, African Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, French Development Agency, etc.)
  • Exchange experiences and best practices applied on different continents
  • Discuss initiatives to strengthen the positioning of the railways as the best option for eco-mobility, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic,
  • Enable the rail system to better contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals by 2030 and benefit from innovative financing and low-carbon mobility mechanisms,
  • Capitalise on feedback on the challenges of sustainable development as the continent aims to connect African capitals via integrated continental high-speed train, one of 12 flagship projects selected by African Heads of State for Agenda 2063


  • Mr Placide Badji, Infrastructure and Energy Department, African Union
  • Mrs Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Developement Unit Manager
  • Mrs Martha Lawrence, Leader of Railway Solutions, & Mrs Nancy L. Vandycke, World Bank Group, African Union, African Development Bank
  • Mr Rod Barber, Director Environment, Safety, Environment, Quality & Risk, Sydney Trains, Australia
  • Mrs Heidi Hopper Duffy, RU Environmental Officer, larnrod Eireann, Ireland
  • Mr Charlie Yoon, KORAIL, South Korea
  • Mrs Carole Escolan, SNCF

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The webinar will be held in English and French.

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