Eng. Silas Kinoti
Ag. Director General and Secretary to the Board
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
9:00 AM Exploring the introduction of intelligent transport systems and traffic control systems to ensure road safety in Kenya
11:00 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Reviewing how the introduction of intelligent transport systems in East Africa roads and highways infrastructure can overcome traffic challenges
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have played an important role to enhance travel experience. The increasing vehicle population, coupled with the changing socioeconomic landscape, rapid urbanisation in East Africa have brought about new transportation challenges. At the same time, developments in ITS technology have presented opportunities for the city-state to address the challenges and reshape the transportation landscape.
This session will bring together experts to discuss on the types of technologies required in ITS contracts in East Africa. It will also highlight how introducing intelligent traffic management system will help in easing the perennial congestion in Nairobi roads. It will highlight how the system is designed to allow a longer period of traffic flow from roads with most vehicles, a departure from the current time-based system and its project updates.
1:30 PM Creating quality road surfaces to support road safety through road marking and smart lighting
- Practical insights form inside the industry
- Examining technical data and findings to highlight effective techniques
- Understanding surface composition in order to make roads last a long time
9:00 AM KEYNOTE SPEECH: Exploring the introduction of intelligent transport systems and traffic control systems to ensure road safety in Kenya
11:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring the prospects for road development projects and overcoming challenges faced when financing projects across East Africa
The desire of greater efficiency and better services, as well as the limited volume of public resources available to finance such services are now increasingly leading governments to enhance public-private partnerships approach. In order for more PPPs to emerge in Africa, countries need to improve the business environment.
At present serious constraints exist in many countries. These constraints are inadequate legal and regulatory framework for PPPs, lack of technical skills to manage PPP programmes and projects, unfavourable investor perception of country risk, Africa’s limited role in global trade and investment, small market size, limited infrastructure and limited financial markets.
This session will bring together major stakeholders in the region to discuss how overcome these challenges and how to build the right environment to ensure the building of these projects are followed through.