The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more

14:00 - 15:30 Parallel 1-B: Sustainability - Inclusive and Resilient Transport

Objective of Session

Inequalities between different social groups, including between women and men, exclusive growth and great wealth inequalities foster national fragility. Strong transport systems and connectivity have been shown to reduce fragility and build resistance by increasing social cohesion, improving state effectiveness, reducing inequalities and promoting regional integration and cooperation. By considering China as a case study, and the successes and lessons from Liberia and Ethiopia, this parallel session seeks to challenge how transport investment can be viewed through a fragility lens. 

  • Seth Kaplan - African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Jeff Turner - Gender & Infrastructure Expert on (AfDB)
  • Teferra Mengesha - W.T Consult plc
  • Jackson Paye - Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Community Services - Liberia

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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