The World Bank – South Asia Region Transport Global Practice is organizing a series of webinars, workshops and training events on ‘Climate Resilient Transport’ in India, with the aim of raising awareness of the challenges and strategies to strengthen resilience of communities through transport infrastructure, systems and services in the country. It is also organized as part of the Lighthouse India initiative. The World Bank Group indeed supports systematic efforts aimed at creating and maintaining relevant knowledge and know-how, especially generated in India, and disseminating it as much as possible in the country for capacity building at the levels. national and state. These events are an opportunity to capitalize on the international and Indian experience on climate resilience in the transport sector, which is a key development issue in the current context. The ultimate goal of this series of events is to build a common vision and strategy to provide long-term resilient transport infrastructure and services in rural and urban areas, among key stakeholders from across the community ( government, universities, think tanks, private sector, other development partners) and decision makers at all levels of governance.

It’s time to build back better. The COVID-19 epidemic has wreaked havoc on our supply networks, our businesses and the lives of our communities in unprecedented ways. It also demonstrated the importance of anticipating risks and planning ahead to minimize negative economic effects. Roads, railways, rivers, airports and other modes of transportation are essential to maintain mobility and access to important services. Access to markets, jobs, schools and social services is provided by a reliable and sustainable transport infrastructure, which is one of these timely events as they focus on building transport systems, resilient networks and services in India by addressing topics such as planning, design and engineering, operations and maintenance, emergency programming, coordination and institutional capacity of networks. , climate and disaster risk financing, urban resilience, innovative solutions such as solutions and bioengineering, inclusion of social and community groups, etc., all within the framework of “Building Back Better”.