African Railway Thursdays – 4th Webinar "Sustainable Development Challenges: Railway of Tomorrow"


VIDEOCONFERENCE - 29 APRIL 2021 12:00 - 1500 (CET)

UIC African Region launches African Railway Thursdays:
Bimonthly webinars dedicated to activities and projects of the UIC and UIC African Region.
The topic of the 4th Webinar

Sustainable Development Challenges: Railway of Tomorrow

Programme

12h-12h20

Official Opening
Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie, President of the UIC African Region
Mr François Davenne, UIC DG

12h20-13h

Panel 1 - Sustainable mobility at the heart of international and regional challenges

Moderator: Thierry Béra, UIC CFO & African Region Coordinator

- Initiatives and projects developed by UIC
Speaker : Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Development Unit Manager

- Transportation sector in Africa and SD Objectives within Vision 2030
Speaker : UN-Habitat, Regional Office for Africa

- Connecting African railways: challenges and opportunities
Speaker: Placide Badji, Infrastructure and Energy Department, African Union

Q&A Session

13h - 13h50

Panel 2 – Railway politics for better conciliation between mobility, environment, and climate change

Moderator : Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Development Unit Manager

- Sydney Trains Sustainability and Emissions Reduction Strategy
Speaker: Mr Rod Barber, Director Environment, Safety, Environment, Quality & Risk, Sydney Trains, Australia

- Sustainability Initiatives in Irish Rail
Speaker: Mrs Heidi Hopper Duffy, RU Environmental Officer, Iarnród Éireann, Ireland

- Korail’s Sustainability management to connect People, World, Future
Speaker: Mr Charlie Yoon, KORAIL, South Korea

- Sustainable energy policy at SNCF Voyageurs
Speaker: Mrs Carole Escolan, SNCF

Q&A Session

13h50-14h30

Panel 3 - Finance innovative modes and mechanisms at the low-carbone mobility service in Africa

Moderator : Said Chandid, UIC Representative in the Regional Bureau Office in Rabat

- African Bank of Development

- Agence Française de Développement - AFD

- World Bank Group
Speaker: Mrs Nancy L. Vandycke, Leader of Railway Solutions, World Bank

Q&A Session

14h30-15h
Conclusions

Key speakers official opening

Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie, President of the UIC African Region
Mr François Davenne, UIC DG

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Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie
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Mr François Davenne

Moderators of the Webinar
Mr Thierry Bera, CFO & UIC African Region Coordinator
Mrs Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Development Unit Manager
Said Chandid, UIC Representative in the Regional Bureau Office in Rabat
African Bank of Development

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Mr Thierry Bera
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Mrs Lucie Anderton
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Mr Said Chandid

Speakers
Mr Placide Badji, Infrastructure and Energy Department, African Union
Mrs Lucie Anderton, UIC, Sustainable Development 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, Iarnród Éireann, Ireland
Mr Charlie Yoon, KORAIL, South Korea
Mrs Carole Escolan, SNCF

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Mr Placide Badji
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Mr Rod Barber
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Mrs Heidi Hopper Duffy
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Mr Charlie Yoon
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Mrs Carole Escolan Zeno

Language

English & French

Registration

Contact

UIC: Maria Lafont, lafont@uic.org

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