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AfricaRAP Lead Racheal Nganwa has shared the iRAP Methodology and tools to African transport leaders at the Northern Corridor Summit on Multimodal Transport in Nairobi this week.

The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) and Northern Corridor Transit Transport Co-ordination Authority (NCTTCA) hosted the Summit from 7-9 June, attended by 40 stakeholders from the six Northern Corridor member states of Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan. Attendees were representatives of the States’ Ministries and Agencies in charge of transport for road, rail and water.

The Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Agreement is a multilateral treaty to facilitate transit cargo between the Kenyan Port of Mombasa and the hinterland of the member states.

Safety is critical on the corridor with investment planning, and infrastructure standards for design, construction and maintenance included in the agreement.

Presentations and discussion focussed on the blue economy, multimodal transport and green logistics opportunities, decarbonization along the Northern Corridor from the gateway ports of Mombasa and Lamu, and interconnectivity across all transport modes including road, rail, pipelines and inland water transport in the Great Lakes Region and DR Congo basins.

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