Announcing Rural Roads for Development Course


10-14 September 2018, Birmingham, UK 

Book by 4 August and get free accommodation!

The University of Birmingham, in association with the International Road Federation Geneva is pleased to offer this hands-on training course in the area of rural roads.

The course is a 5-day, intensive and practical residential programme delivered by experts of international repute. It is aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners, road maintenance managers who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in rural transport for development.

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to have acquired an understanding of the following key items:

  • The contribution of rural roads to growth and poverty reduction
  • Methods of pro-poor transport appraisal
  • Rural Road design and construction methodologies
  • Appropriate field and laboratory tests for road design and maintenance
  • Labour-based & intermediate design and construction technologies
  • Methods to plan for the implications of climate change

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Michael Burrow, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Gurmel Ghataora, University of Birmingham
  • Mike Pinnard, Consultant (World Bank and others)
  • Dr Reiner Koblo, KfW
  • Dr Ashok Kumar, World Bank
  • John Hine, former World Bank and TRL
  • Rob Petts, Intech Associates

The course is delivered in the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities of the University of Birmingham.

For any question, please contact the IRF Geneva Secretariat at

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