The Africa Community Access Partnership (AfCAP) is providing technical assistance to foster improvements in asset management performance in selected rural road agencies in four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The four countries participating are Zambia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and the Western Cape region of South Africa.
This report provides a summary of project activities and progress in the period May-July 2017. UNRA is now participating in the project as a separate road agency alongside Kamuli District. Follow up was made with Tonkolili District in Sierra Leone, Chongwe District in Zambia and Kamuli District in Uganda for their draft asset management policies and progress reports on their action plans. The GEM Advisory Team conducted a workshop on rural road asset management on 9th May at the Technology Transfer (T2) Conference in Livingstone, Zambia. The set of indicators for the socio-economic study of communities in the project areas was streamlined following a visit of the Rural Transport Economist to Uganda. She was accompanied by the External Communications Expert, who drafted proposals for the introduction of an External Communications component to the GEM project. The Asset Management (AM) performance assessments show significant gaps in the pre-requisites for sustainable road preservation in the three project countries.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Geddes, R., Lema, C., Bopoto, C. Gongera, K., Pinard, M. (2017). Economic Growth through Effective Road Asset Management - Progress Report 2. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 25 September 2017