Research and Opportunities for Collaboration in Asia
The ITF currently has eight Member Countries in Asia and seeks to continue to expand its scope of work and presence in the region. As the only global body that covers all transport modes, the ITF brings value to Asian countries by supporting different transport goals and visions through the ITF’s programme of work, policy analysis, research capacity, and an extensive network of experts and stakeholders. Greater engagement with Asian countries will help the ITF serve the needs of future transport goals in a time of change and disruption, especially since the world’s most significant growth in both passenger and freight transport demand will come from Asia.
On-going work in Asia is based on the ITF’s five main priority topics in transport, including accessibility, connectivity, decarbonisation, digitalisation, and safety and security. Specific projects have been conducted bilaterally with individual countries or on a regional level, such as with countries in Central Asia or Southeast Asia. The ITF has also developed partnerships with regional organisations to support the development of sustainable, resilient and inclusive transport in Asia, such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
To strengthen the relevance of the ITF research for Asia and build synergies with the Asian research communities, the ITF organising this special information session, aiming to showcase the ITF research work, highlight opportunities for research collaboration, and present ITF research awards, research events, and career opportunities at the ITF.
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