Railway Capacity Building Programme (RW-CaB)

Transportation is an indispensable element in any economic activity. Without physical access to resources and markets, economic growth and development cannot be achieved. An efficient transportation system is, therefore, a fundamental element in sustainable economic development. It facilitates the transfer and movements of people, goods, services and resources and improves access to local and international markets. The development of modern and efficient multimodal transportation infrastructures and services, together with adequate and coherent relevant laws and regulations, are also crucial factors for enhancing and strengthening regional economic cooperation and integration. Railway transport plays of important role in transportation networks. This is due to the fact that railway transport is the most dependable mode of transport as it is the least affected by weather conditions compared to the other modes of transportation. Another advantage of rail transport is that it is better organized than any other form of transport. It has fixed routes and schedules. It is also economical, quicker and best suited for carrying heavy and bulky goods over long distances.

In line with the COMCEC Strategy that was adopted by the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah al-Mukarramah on 14-15 August 2012, SESRIC initiated the Railway Capacity Building Programme (RW-CaB) in 2013. Within the framework of this programme, the Centre organises short-term training courses, training workshops and study visits according to the needs of capacities of the OIC Member States.

Questionnaire and Terms of Reference (ToR) Files

SESRIC urges all national railway authorities in the OIC Member States to participate in the Railway Capacity Building Programme. The valuable participation of national railway authorities will help SESRIC to effectively plan and implement capacity building training activities which will play an important role in improving human capital in the OIC Member States.

The national railway authorities in the OIC Member States are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire available, in the three official languages of the OIC, from the links below:

►   Download the Questionnaire (English) (Arabic) (French)

The Terms of Reference need to be completed by the beneficiary institutions of the OIC Member States to identify the exact scope of the requested capacity building activities. The files can be downloaded from the below links:

►   Terms of Reference for Training Courses (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Training Workshops (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Study Visits (English) (Arabic) (French)

Register as an Expert

If you wish to be included in the Roster of Experts of the SESRIC Capacity Building Programmes (ROSCAB), please complete and submit the online registration form.

Please Click Here to access the ROSCAB registration page.

Main Subjects

Railway Management Technical Operations & Infrastructure Cross-border Activities
Railways Corridors Planning Intermodal Transportation International Rules & Regulations
Railway Safety High Speed Systems Harmonizing Customs Practices
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Railways Modernization & Upgrading the Railway Network Reserve Management
Operational Cost & Efficiency Signaling Regional Railway Corridors
Working Conditions & Occupational Safety Maintenance Practices


Implemented Activities

Venue Date Information
Dhaka Bangladesh 21-22 December 2016 Training Course on ''Cross Border Activities''
Djibouti City Djibouti 28-30 September 2015 Training Course on ‘‘Cross-border Activities’’ in Djibouti
Eskişehir Turkey 02-04 June 2015 Training Workshop on ‘‘Carriage of Dangerous Goods: the legal framework and challenges for employees’’
Khartoum Sudan 10-11 March 2015 Training Course on ‘Technical Operations and Infrastructures’ in Sudan
Eskisehir Turkey 05-08 November 2013 Railway Safety Management Training Programme
Eskisehir Turkey 17-21 June 2013 Workshop on 'Railway System Technologies'