Additionally, activities are being undertaken for the improvement of the capacities of the stakeholders at different levels. For this purpose, NTU is implementing capacity building actions, such as trainings, on-the-job support, workshops, targeting:
- district-level institutions to enhance human and organisational capacities regarding planning, managing and monitoring rural roads rehabilitation and maintenance at district level
- senior staff at national level regarding innovative technical and institutional aspects in rural roads rehabilitation and maintenance for sustainability
- technical workers involved in road rehabilitation and maintenance at district level and below
The work of NTU within this project is contributing to creating sustainable conditions for rural roads in the context of devolution of responsibilities for the management of district roads. With the support provided, the districts in Malawi will be eventually empowered in the management of the road networks, which will contribute to the future improvement of road infrastructure in the rural areas. This can have immediate impact on the linkages of rural population to markets through access to economic and social resources thanks to rehabilitated and sustainably maintained rural roads.
Training workshop to district council personnel
Rural roads in Malawi