2nd International Conference on Transport and Road Research

Conference Theme

Transport solutions to transform lives: Research & Innovation for safe, efficient and seamless transport.

11 – 14 June, 2018, Sarova whitesands,

Mombasa, Kenya

The Conference Co-Chairs are:

Eng. Jacob Z. Ruwa, OGW-Executive Director, Kenya Roads Board

Eng. Stephen Kogi, Chief Engineer, Material Testing & Research Division, (MTRD)

About the Conference

The second ITRARR series, presented by the Kenya Roads Board (KRB) will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 11th -14th June with the support of Material Testing and Research Division (MTRD), under the Ministry of Transport infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.

The Conference aims to bring together key players in road infrastructure provision and experts in corresponding research domains including transport professionals, researchers, stakeholders and policy makers all joining hands for better roads to support socio-economic development in the Sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia regions.


ITRARR, 2018 will focus on the following thematic areas, which will be presented and discussed in plenary sessions and parallel-dedicated workshops.

  • Transport Policies and Strategies (Monitoring performance of transport networks, road asset management, road investment strategies).
  • Innovative Financing & Contracting models public private partnerships (PPPs), public based contract (PBC), Road Annuity Program, Roads 10,000 Programme, Community participation in road maintenance).
  • Urban Transportation for sustainable cities (Provision of mass rapid public transport systems, traffic congestion, traffic management, provision of non-motorized transport (NMT) facilities for pedestrians and
  • Rural Transportation Policies (Application of Standards and specifications in the region, Engineering design improvements, Employment creation, Last mile connectivity).
  • Integrated planning and Intermodal Transport (Transport Planning, National and County Governments Planning, Modal shift in transport modes, Seamless connectivity of transport modes, Road corridor management).
  • Transport Safety and security (Road Safety Audits, Consideration of NMT in design, Road user behavior).
  • Appropriate road construction materials (Low volume sealed roads (LVSRs), Alternative soil stabilizers).
  • Climate resilient infrastructure (Climate change, Environmental protection & Sustainability).
  • Research needs and capacity (Research for a, institutional framework, Collaboration and partnership in research).

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers in transport & road sectors.
  • Development partners
  • Academicians & researchers in various disciplines.
  • Senior technical staff in transport and road sectors.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Contractors and consultants.
  • Key private sector and public sector players.

Interact with the latest transportation Research discourse and innovation pooled from various parts of the continent.

Enjoy 36+ hours of unparalleled networking with other professionals in the areas of infrastructure planning, design, operation, academia and management.

  1. To enhance knowledge management, collaboration and partnership in transport research within the region
  2. To influence transport policy decisions through research
  3. To promote uptake and update of research findings amongst road practitioners, and
  4. To provide a forum for sharing of experiences and exchange of ideas on innovations amongst transport sector practitioners.

Plenary Sessions - 12th to 14th June, 2018

The keynote address and main paper presentations will be done in plenary sessions attended by over 250 participants. During these sessions, main sponsors will be have an opportunity to make a presentation and show reel/short video presentations on screens during breaks.

Dedicated Workshops - 12th to 14th June, 2018


Dedicated workshops will be conducted on specialized topics to allow delegates to choose topics, which are most relevant to them.

Social Events - 12th June & 14th June, 2018

Take advantage of popular well themed cocktail and gala dinner events to network and share information with the delegates.

Site Visits 13th June, 2018


3 concurrent site visits will be organized for all participants and will be designed within the conference theme.

Talk To Us!

if you have any questions about conference sponsorship and registration please contact:

General Enquiry
Jane Karanja – +254 722658332
Brenda Maangi – +254 727525164

Sponsorship & Exhibitions
Eng. Margaret N. Ogai – + 254 722747018
Rosemary Wangui – + 254 733889718

Abstracts & Call for Papers
Eng. Joachim Mbarua + 254 722 830458
Eng. Wilson Kosgey – +254 722561337

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