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2007 Events

World AIDS Day: Transport against HIV/AIDS, November 28, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Transport sector has participated in the Bank-wide activities to mark World AIDS Day. The transport sector is recognized as needing to play a role in mitigating HIV/AIDS transmission because transport routes and activities have been intricately linked to the spread of HIV. Also, HIV/AIDS negatively affects sector productivity and undermines the poverty reduction efforts at the core of any transport development efforts. Across the Bank, all regions have now adopted projects or are undertaking studies that begin to address the impact of the disease transport operations.  Consequently, the sector, along with the education sector, is considered to be one of the two regions that have successfully mainstreamed HIV/AIDS in their operations.  However, continuing the mainstreaming effort still remains an important aspect of the global fight against HIV/AIDS.  More...

 

 

Roundtable on Mainstreaming Social and Gender Dimensions in Transport Programs, June 20, 2007

 

A roundtable on Mainstreaming Social & Gender Dimensions in Transport Program took place on June 20 as part of the Bank's Sustainable Development Network's commitment towards the implementation of the WB Gender Action Plan 2006.  More...

 

 

Transport against HIV/AIDS: Lessons for Effective Interventions, March 29, 2007

Transport Forum and Learning Week

 

The session on Transport against HIV/AIDS reviewed examples from the East and South Asia, Africa and the Latin American and Caribbean regions that reflect the various initiatives undertaken by the Bank in the transport sector to mitigate HIV/AIDS.  It also aimed to provide an understanding of how partner organizations and other stakeholders are addressing the challenge in the transport sector; and to serve as a platform to discuss the most recent lessons learned for the sector to plan for effective interventions.  More...

 

 

Transport Workshop on Transport and Gender, March 22, 2007

 

The workshop was part of the training program, which SDN is delivering as per its commitment to the implementation of the Gender Action Plan.Infrastructure is one of the key pillars of the new World Bank Gender Action Plan: gender equality as smart economics.  The workshop specifically discussed how gender can be incorporated in World Bank transport projects and what can be done to scale-up the implementation of the Gender Action Plan.  More...




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