ESCAP-UIC Workshop on Rail Digital Transformation to deepen sustainability of freight transport in Asia-Pacific region

3 October 2022 - Online

Joint ESCAP-UIC Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Accelerating Rail Digital Transformation in ESCAP region

One of the compelling ways to enhance freight sustainability is enhancing the role of rail in freight transport. In this regard, digitalization of rail operations and processes can further enhance operational efficiency and ability of rail to integrate seamlessly with other modes of transport thereby supporting measures to increase freight transported by rail.

With this in view, under the United Nations development account projects on Trade and transport connectivity in the age of pandemic and on Enhancing shift towards sustainable freight transport in Asia and Pacific region, ESCAP together with the UIC developed a capacity building activity on accelerating rail digital transformation in the region.

Accordingly, a regional capacity building workshop on accelerating rail digital transformation is being organized in a VIRTUAL format on 3 October 2022 with an objective to deepen the understanding of the railway policy makers on ways to harness the potential of rail digitalization in supporting shift towards sustainable freight in the region. The outcomes of the workshop would also feed into the regional strategy on rail digitalization that is being drafted as per the recommendations of the seventh meeting of the working group on the Trans-Asian Railway network.

The workshop will be conducted in English and interpretation in Russian will be available.

Deadline for registration: 26 September 2022.


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

  • questions concerning the UN ESCAP: Mr. Sandeep Raj Jain, Transport Division at
  • questions concerning the UIC: Ms. Beatrice Segeral, UIC Senior Advisor, at, or Ms. Yuke Li, at
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Monday 29 August 2022