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Community of Practice on Sustainable Urban Transport

Status: Completed
  • Countries Targeted

    Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza, and also Libya, Syria and other MENA countries


    Lead Organization(s)

    Agence Française de Développement (AFD)



    CODATU (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World)

    CEREMA (Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Urban and Country Planning)



    In the field of transport, as in many other sectors, there is a real need for exchange across the Mediterranean. Regional meetings are always appreciated, but participants regularly express their difficulty in cultivating relationships and maintaining contacts. Even if seminars are very useful and let people meet experts and learn about new practices in urban transport and mobility, it is always difficult to go deep into topics and projects and assess their potential transferability.


    Program Objectives

    The main purpose of the Sustainable Urban Transport Community of Practice (CoP) is organizing the knowledge sharing and enabling the exchange between experts in order to facilitate the joint development of solutions for an integrated and sustainable urban transport in MENA countries. The CoP is seen as a major opportunity for capitalizing the network and the results of the CMI program for Sustainable Urban Transport and those of others partners such as AFD (Agence Française de Développement), World Bank, MedCities, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) who are keen on giving to their past events and activities a second and new life through a dynamic platform.  


    Expected Outcomes

    • Deepened knowledge:  Regional integration is reinforced through the establishment of an exchange platform that will increase the capacities of urban transport decision-makers and experts from all benefiting countries. The Sustainable Urban Transport CoP will facilitate sharing technical and political transferable solutions in order to promote the development of city-to-city cooperation projects. 
    • Improved network/increased capacity: The Sustainable Urban Transport CoP will give policy makers and experts an opportunity to exchange experiences, to work together in order to find appropriate responses to local needs and the specific characteristics of the Mediterranean, and to develop cooperation to address mobility’s new challenges. The activities will develop an integrated and continuous process of exchange, collaborative learning and capacity building.