VENUE: ASTORIAN GRAND HOTEL, NAIVASHA
DATE: DECEMBER 8TH – 9TH 2022
Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA) held a coordination workshop, bringing together the different developmental partners, stakeholders and agencies, to provide an opportunity to design and discuss public transport sector capacity building curriculum, currently under development. The workshop was held through the support of World Resource International (WRI) and the European Union funded Institutional Support for the Kenyan Transport Sector (ISKTS) in Kenya, implemented by NTU International.
NaMATA has entered into partnerships with various institutions to assist in providing a training program for the public transport sector. These include, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), Kenya Institute of Highways and Buildings Technology (KIHBT), Flone Initiative and NTU International.
During the workshop, each participating organization shared training materials with NaMATA and other partners, to align them and obtain commentary on how well they meet training needs, as well as agree on trainee audience, timing, and process related matters. In the meeting, the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) Mr. Wilson Tuigong, Deputy Director Safety and Compliance and Driver Testing and Training expressed interest in being part of the process, particularly in developing curricula for licensing BRT drivers.
Following the discussions, various timelines were set to enable each of the participants align their training materials, and a follow up meeting set. NaMATA will coordinate the process supported by NTU International. This will enable them organize future meetings to agree on the final curriculum. The State Department of Transport agreed to support the process as the curriculum would be used to train others in the transport sector, and enable improvements in service delivery.
The workshop participants comprised of representatives from NAMATA, NTSA, KIHBT, WRI, GIZ, NTU, ITDP, CODATU, and the State Department of Transport.