The Low Volume Roads Symposium was hosted by the ARRB group in association with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in Cairns, Australia, from 25th to 27th November 2013. The theme of the symposium was ‘Communities on the Move’. AFCAP (Africa Community Access Programme) participated in the symposium as a platform for disseminating knowledge generated through its research projects conducted since 2008. The AFCAP contribution to the symposium included eight presentations on key research findings in Africa during the parallel technical sessions. There were also two AFCAP presentations in plenary sessions: (1) to provide a general overview of AFCAP and its achievements, and (2) to summarise research needs in Africa and to convey the vision of AFCAP for establishing a vibrant research community for the rural transport sector in Africa.
This report includes a summary of seven of the eight technical presentations as recorded by the Primary Presenters. Feedback from other symposium participants is recorded, as well as personal perspectives of some of the AFCAP participants on their visit to Australia and their participation in the meeting.
Afcap. AFCAP Report on the Low Volume Roads Symposium Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 25th -27th November 2013. (2013) 40 pp.