mobility_transport     Trail Bridge Capacity Building Programme (TBCBP)

Elaboration and formulation of the key elements for the continuation of the Trail Bridge Capacity Building Programme.



Project Period:


Services Provided:

Backstopping & Technical Advice

  • Programme Planning and Formulation

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Juerg Christen, Mobility, Transport and Governance

Name of Client:

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Description of the Project:

The assignment included overall planning and preparation of the a programme document for a three-year operational framework of the TBCBP to be negotiated between the donor and the Rural Roads Authorities and the Ethiopian Roads Authority.

The main elements and focus was on:

  • the development of a bottom-up inclusive participatory planning process,
  • the design of mechanisms for demand oriented collection and prioritisation of bridges as well as defining roles of actors involved,
  • governance aspects such as participation, transparency and accountability, decentralisation, social inclusion and gender mainstreaming,
  • creation of institutional capacities anchoring the technology at federal and regional levels as well as in educational institutions, the private sector and civil society.

Strategically, the TBCBP is considered a national programme with a regional focus, i.e. integrating and anchoring trail bridge technology and the processes in few demonstration regions being complemented by targeted capacity development and institutional strengthening.