Report on “Contracts and Procurement in Urban Transport” Capacity Building Workshop, Ahmedabad under “Mobilise Your City” Program (5th – 6th December 2019)
Prepared by: Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd
MYC is part of an international initiative supported by the French and the German Governments and was launched at Paris’ 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in December 2015. The Program seeks to support governments at both local and national levels in transformational actions for a more sustainable urban mobility.
In India, MYC Project is supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) with a focus on reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport in three partner cities including Ahmedabad. In its attempt to support sustainable urban mobility plans in the city, one of the specific tasks is to build capacity among city officials to acquire holistic skills needed to deal with complex urban transport issues. Rapid population growth and even faster growth in motorization has created an urgent need for more sustainable and safe transport systems, while linking urban transport policies and measures to GHG emissions reduction as part of the climate change agenda.
As part of the Project, the PIU is entrusted to conduct a series of participatory and capacity building workshops at both national and local level. In this spirit, the 2nd capacity building/ training workshop on ‘Contracts and Procurement in urban transport’ was organised in Ahmedabad on 5th & 6th December 2019 at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA).
This report documents the proceedings of this 2nd training workshop and highlights the key messages.