Technology transfer centre activities for developing transportation engineering professionals-a case of Botswana

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    Abstract

    Technology Transfer (T2) centre is a repository for information about technologies and resources from appropriate technology to good practice. Despite the availability of numerous transportation technologies and innovative practices developed in various countries, much of these are not known outside the country of development. The objective of this paper is to discuss the innovations and strategies adopted in the establishment of T2 centre in Botswana to train and develop transportation engineering professionals. The Establishment of Botswana Transportation T2 Centre came to reality in June, 2004 as a tripartite arrangement between the Ministry of Transport and Communication; the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Botswana; and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States of America. The mission of the centre is to improve the quality of transportation by having a well-maintained and an efficient transportation system through dissemination of highway technological information and training of both stakeholders and road users. Aims and objectives of the Botswana T2 centre is to facilitate technology transfer through dissemination of relevant best practice in all aspects of transportation; promote research and training of professionals in the transport sector; enhance traffic safety and public welfare of transport users; foster economical, efficient and environmentally sound transportation systems. In conclusion, the paper highlighted the outcome of establishing T2 Centre to train and develop transportation engineering professionals through improved technology transfer activities and beneficial uptake of the practice in transportation technology leading to a more efficient and competitive transportation system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationT and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Pages584-591
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780784413586
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014 - Orlando, United States
    Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 11 2014

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    Other2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Connections to Future Developments, T and DI 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period6/8/146/11/14

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Mechanics of Materials

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    Oladele, A. S. (2014). Technology transfer centre activities for developing transportation engineering professionals-a case of Botswana. In T and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress (pp. 584-591). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
    Oladele, Adewole Simon. / Technology transfer centre activities for developing transportation engineering professionals-a case of Botswana. T and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. pp. 584-591
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    T and DI Congress 2014: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Proceedings of the 2nd Transportation and Development Institute Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014. p. 584-591.

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