The calibre of the world experts delivering the programme was particularly impressive.

Yusef Ahmed,
Course Participant 2008


For over fifteen years, the Senior Road Executive Programme has provided continuing professional development for senior professionals working in the road sector and, by so doing, contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise and facilitated the implementation of modern approaches to the management and financing of road networks world wide.

The Programme, run by the University of Birmingham in association with the International Road Federation (IRF), consists of four linked, 3-day, intensive residential courses delivered by experts of international repute. The courses address the main building-blocks which are vital for roads to be sustainable, namely:

  • Establishing responsibility through regulatory and institutional reforms
  • Providing adequate, stable and continuous financing
  • Introducing appropriate engineering, educational and enforcement measures to improve road safety
  • Applying fundamental asset management principles and appropriate technology for road maintenance.

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Who should attend

The four professional development courses are specifically designed for senior road executives, members of road boards, government officials dealing with the road sector, staff from international donor organisations, and consultants working on the road sector. The courses provide an opportunity to interact with senior road managers from other countries, staff from donor organisations, members of consulting firms and staff involved in restructuring road management and finance. Examples presented in the past have included emerging good practice from both developed and developing countries covering Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Oceania and Europe. Participants can choose to attend 1, 2, 3 or all 4 courses.