Africa is undergoing a mobility revolution. The continent is experiencing an unprecedented motorization rate spurred by high rates of urbanization and economic growth. As a result, most countries in the region are not able to plan and provide adequate transport infrastructure and services. At the same time the region is not taking advantage of technological advancements being witnessed in other regions to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions from vehicles.
The Africa Clean Mobility Week will bring together and provide a platform for participants to discuss cleaner mobility and its impacts on health, environment and economic growth in Africa. The Week will build on the outcomes of the 2014 Africa Sustainable Transport Forum that saw African ministers and experts agree to 13 action points to promote sustainable transport.
The Week targets governments, private sector, civil society, and development partners in the fields of environment and transportation. It will provide an opportunity for the continent to develop a set of measures to move to cleaner mobility leveraging on good experiences and case studies from within and outside the region.
The following will form the content of the week’s discussions:
Are we ready for Bike Share,
Carly Koinange, UN Environment
Designing streets for people,
Chris Kost, Institute for Transpotation and Development Policy
Financing Mechanisms and Partnership,
Catherine Collin, European Investment Bank
Sean Cooke, University of Capetown
Promoting Sutainable Urban Mobility,
Urda Eichhorst, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
South -South Cooperation between China and Africa in Clean Mobility,
Ma Dong, Vehicle Emission Control Centre, Ministry of Environmental protection China