Apply: Urban Planning Policymakers Training Opportunity from EMBARQ Mexico and the World Bank
The World Bank and EMBARQ México announced a call for applications closing on April 5, for the 2013 Leaders in Urban Transport Planning capacity building program. The training will be held in Mexico City, April 26 to May 25, 2013.
What is the goal of the training?
The training, conducted in Spanish, aims at building capacity for holistic and comprehensive urban planning. The program is geared toward developing leadership, awareness, and implementation strategies for urban integrated mobility planning. The program will build awareness of what integrated mobility planning involves, what its different components are, and how it needs to be undertaken. It will use a “hands on” learning approach, making extensive use of case studies, group exercises, and site visits — all aimed at highlighting connections between different components of the urban transport system.
Who should apply?
The program seeks senior-level policy makers at the national, provincial, or city levels — particularly those responsible for urban transport. Staff from international non-governmental organization, consulting firms, and the academic community are also encouraged to apply.
How to apply?
There is a fee of US$ 3,500 for the program, which will cover the cost of the training, hotel, meals, and local transport. The only additional cost would be for travel to Mexico City and be covered by participants or their organizations. We offer a discount, for each group of four participants, a fifth can participate for free.
Who is organizing the training?
The event is organized by EMBARQ Mexico, with support from the World Bank-administered Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) program and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).
What is the schedule and content?
The period from April 26 to May 19 will be devoted to self study, at the participants’ workplaces. Following this session will be a seven-day educational workshop in Mexico City, May 19–25, 2013.
Event speakers will include:
- Marc Juhel, Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank
- Arturo Ardila-Gómez, Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank
- Thierry Denis Desclos, Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank
- O.P. Agarwal, Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank
- Ivan Jaques, Head of Energy Efficient Cities Initiative, ESMAP.
- Dario Hidalgo, Director of Research and Practice, EMBARQ-WRI
- Adriana Lobo, Director of CTS EMBARQ México
- Salvador Herrera, Director Adjunto de CTS EMBARQ México
- Fernando Paez, Transport Director of CTS EMBARQ México
The training is part of the “Leadership in Urban Transport Planning” capacity building series from The World Bank. Past events in the series have been held in Singapore (January 2012), as well as in France, Argentina, Korea, China, and India. The program has proven very successful, with several calls for similar programs elsewhere.
An optional six-month mentoring program will also be available for interested participants, at an additional cost. During this phase, an expert will be assigned to a participant (or a group of participants) to provide advice and guidance as they work on their projects.