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Fleet Forum

The Fleet Forum is the first independent knowledge centre, focused on issues surrounding humanitarian fleets within the aid and development community. It is the vision of the Fleet Forum to support efficient and effective humanitarian action by catalysing the professionalisation of fleet operations, increasing road safety and security, and improving the environmental impact of fleets. A voluntary association, the Fleet Forum serves as an interface between stakeholders, bringing together humanitarian organisations, donors, governments, and the private sector.
World Food Programme, Ph: +971 4 3681383 x2442, Email:

GEF - Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 181 member governments — in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector — to address global environmental issues. An independent financial organization, the GEF provides grants to developing countries and countries with economies in transition for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. These projects benefit the global environment, linking local, national, and global environmental challenges and promoting sustainable livelihoods. Established in 1991, the GEF is today the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment. The GEF has allocated $8.8 billion, supplemented by more than $38.7 billion in cofinancing, for more than 2,400 projects in more than 165 developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has also made more than 10,000 small grants directly to nongovernmental and community organizations. The GEF partnership includes 10 agencies: the UN Development Programme; the UN Environment Programme; the World Bank; the UN Food and Agriculture Organization; the UN Industrial Development Organization; the African Development Bank; the Asian Development Bank; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the Inter-American Development Bank; and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel provides technical and scientific advice on the GEF’s policies and projects.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) is a federally owned organisation. GTZ works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Its core competency is capacity development. GTZ supports developing and emerging countries in building their capacities and managing the learning and change processes involved. GTZ operates on the behalf of German ministries, the governments of other countries and international clients – such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank – as well as on behalf of private companies in 128 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, as well as in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

GTZ's Transport Advisory Services

Transport is an important driving force for development. Communication, economic development and the dispersion of new ideas heavily rely on transport, and often only made possible by their existence. An effective and efficient transport system, together with a working energy infrastructure forms the basis of every modern economic system. Today more than ever, access to an effective transport systems is an essential prerequisite to overcome poverty, support the integration into world trade and improve living conditions in many countries This entails surmounting a multitude of challenges and obstacles, such as preventing imminent transport gridlock, increasing pollution and other adverse effects . The enhanced demand for mobility in some instances may thwart sustainable development, especially when focusing unilaterally on motorised individual transport.


The International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD) is a global network of individuals and organisations working together towards improved access, mobility and economic opportunity for poor communities in developing countries.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy - Europe

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy Europe (ITDP Europe) is a non-profit organization based in Germany that promotes sustainable transportation policies worldwide with a particular focus on developing and transition countries. Since its inception in 2003, ITDP Europe has supported transportation practices that tackle climate change, improve air quality, address gender disparities, create better access to healthcare, connect citizens to economic opportunities and improve overall quality of life.
Hamburg, Germany, Ph: +49 (0) 40-53270083 , Email:

Inter-American Development Bank

International Growth Centre (Infrastructure and Governance)

The IGC promotes sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC is directed and organized from hubs at the LSE and Oxford and comprises country offices across the developing world and a global network of partners. The IGC was initiated by and is funded by DFID.