Commonwealth Caribbean country Belize hosted the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) National Workshop on Integrated and Sustainable Logistics and Mobility Policy on November 28-29, 2017
Commonwealth Caribbean country Belize hosted the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) National Workshop on Integrated and Sustainable Logistics and Mobility Policy on November 28-29, 2017.
Attendees included policy makers, Ministers of Works and Transport, Finance, Industry, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, private and labour sector representatives, academic experts and specialists.
Delegates gathered in order to evaluate and improve logistic and mobility structural changes, as part of the region’s sustainable development policies.
The workshop included sessions for working groups, involving presentations, panel debates moderated by ECLAC, and the creation of a national network of sector experts.
Topics ranged from key logistics and mobility concepts to strategic planning, regulation, institutional framework and challenges to action.
ECLAC also introduced its programme for technical assistance in infrastructure services to help organise national, integrated, sustainable mobility and logistics policies.
Plans and programmes to achieve sustainable movement of freight and passengers have picked up pace recently in the region, however these actions have so far had limited impact in allowing countries to fully develop the sector’s potential.
A central part of the project is to encourage cross-sectoral linkages between logistics and mobility and other public policies, in particular with regards to the use and management of natural resources.
Furthermore, the workshop aimed to deliver recommendations on national policy framework and identify key stakeholders and management processes.
Development of a work plan and specialised working groups were proposed in order to advance the implementation of a logistics and mobility policy in Belize.
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