High Volume Transport

Vital transport research to ensure accessible, affordable and climate friendly transport for all.

Transport Systems for a Resilient Future: Applying COVID-19 response and recovery research

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, it was clear that transport would play a crucial role in mitigating the  spread of the disease and would also be vital to keep economies moving.

As we emerge, what can we learn from how transport systems responded to the last 18 months? How do we build more resilient transport for the future? How do we keep people and economies moving whatever the challenges?

Join us for our third Research Knowledge Exchange, where we will explore the evidence base for how transport in low- and middle-income countries responded to the challenges of COVID-19.

Be part of workshops on Gender, Disability, Urban Transport and Economic Resilience with a view to how the evidence base helps recovery, builds resilience for the future and sets the next research agenda.

Hear about new research from HVT’s 20 COVID-19 Response & Recovery grant projects.

The event will be in English and take place on Wednesday, 1st December 2021 2020 at 13.00 (GMT). The duration is 180 minutes.


Introduction and Plenary:
Bernard Obika, Team Leader, High Volume Transport Programme
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor of the World Bank Group
Susanna Zammataro, Director General, International Road Federation (IRF)

Workshop Sessions:
Gail Jennings, Research consultant
Sonal Shah, The Urban Catalysts
Prof. M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman, PhD, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jahangirnagar University

Urban Transport
Rutul Joshi, Associate Professor at CEPT University
Constant Cap, Urban Planner and Researcher

Economic Resilience
Kevin McPherson, TRL
Dr Jagadish C Pokharel, Chairman at Nepal Institute for Urban And Regional Studies (NIURS)