Applying e-learning methods to support strengthening of Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Zambia

Making use of e-learning methods to support the Strengthening of Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Zambia

NTU has been providing consulting services for the Development of Climate Resilient Infrastructure Standards and Codes for Transport Sector in Zambia since 2017. The project is financed by the Nordic Development Fund and coordinated by the Road Development Agency of Zambia; which has the following main objectives:

  • the systematic integration of climate change adaptation and resilience considerations throughout the road transport sector design and management process in Zambia at practical and policy levels; and
  • related capacity development of road transport sector stakeholders, including policy makers, decision makers and transport sector engineers and civil servants.

Successful Committee Meeting

Recently, in the context of meeting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 Pandemic, NTU held a virtual Peer Review Committee Meeting with over 16 participants, including senior RDA staff and representatives of several key stakeholders.

The web-based workshop has proved successful, using a combination of video, messaging and file sharing platforms to conduct the review process.

Given the success of this method, we will roll-out similar reviews while the restrictions are in place; extending this success to other projects as well.