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Building/Developing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure training

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm EAT

Building/Developing Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Course Preamble

In the current global context of rapid urbanization, population growth, climate change and biodiversity degradation, developing sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects is one of the most urgent challenges. Because Infrastructure lasts so long the kind of infrastructure, we build today matters well into the future. That means, our infrastructure choices today influence the quality of the life of our children and their children. In the forthcoming 15-20 years, we are going to build about 1.5 times the infrastructure that already exists today. We have to make sure that our decisions and investments are made wisely.

This course provides knowledge, builds expertise and provides tools on the planning, financing, procurement, contracting and implementation of sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects. Drawing on the most recent developments in the area of social and environmental science as well as the expertise of practitioners, this course will help you to understand what constitutes sustainable and resilient Infrastructure, motivates you to want more of it and teaches you how to achieve it so that more sustainable and resilient infrastructure will be built in future.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the concept of sustainable infrastructure as a cornerstone for sustainable development.
  • Become aware of the importance of sustainable infrastructure and understand key challenges and bottlenecks.
  • Gain insight into local capacity constraints and structural constraints based on specific examples/situations in both developed and developing countries.
  • Learn about SuRe®, an international voluntary standard for infrastructure development and understand its criteria that help to make infrastructure more sustainable and resilient.
  • Get to know further tools and instruments to assess and evaluate infrastructure projects, and learn when and how to apply them.
  • Better understand the dynamics and interactions between the planning, implementing, and financing stakeholders.
  • Become aware of the importance of the procurement and contracting phase in order to legally ensure the sustainability of the project.

 Course Outline

Course Overview

  • Definition/Introduction into sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • The Science of climate change
  • Economic Implications of Infrastructure
  • Social Dimensions of Infrastructure

Infrastructure and the Environment

  • Environmental Impact from Infrastructure
  • Challenges on the environmental system and how sustainable and resilient infrastructure can help to relieve them.
  • Introduction into SuRe® Standard.
  • Standard and the environment and practical applications.

Infrastructure and the Society

  • How sustainable and resilient infrastructure help to promote a better society.
  • SuRe® Standard and the society and practical applications.

The Governance of Infrastructure

  • The Governance of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Projects.
  • SuRe® and Project Governance and practical applications.
  • Governance, Assessment and Indicators

Tools for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

  • Introduction and applications of tools that assist the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

Sustainable Infrastructure Procurement

  • Principles of sustainable infrastructure procurement and their implementation.

Other Key Modules

  • International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Access to green finance: funding mechanisms for sustainable infrastructure
  • Systems-level infrastructure planning: Analyzing climate hazards and adaptation needs for infra systems resilience
  • Nature-based infrastructure solutions
  • Resilient and sustainable social housing: Transforming informal urban settlements through the provision of sustainable and affordable social housing/infrastructure services
  • Landscape scale infrastructure Planning
  • Creating an enabling green digital policy framework: investment opportunities for green digital infrastructure for an inclusive green economy, scalable green business models enabled by digitalization
  • Climate (spatial) data and digital infrastructure for enhanced forecasting and early warning systems

  Way forward After the Training

Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills acquired in improving their organizations. ASPM will monitor implementation progress after the training.

Training Evaluation:

Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge knowledge and skills and another assessment will be done after the training in-order to demonstrate knowledge gained through the training.

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm


+254 737 022726


Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
+254 737 022726

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