Dates: Tuesday 7 June-Thursday 9 June 2022

Location: Ubumwe Grande Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

Languages: English, French

This event is invitation-only and Covid protocols apply. Please contact Carly Koinange for more information at carly.koinange@un.org.

Forum objectives

  • Build capacity to define good practice and prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists in transport policy, planning and investment.
  • Build capacity on approaches to inclusive climate resilient transport planning
  • Encourage peer learning on inclusive policy, planning and investment for active mobility and road safety and the needs of vulnerable groups.
  • Support African government decision makers on what they can do within five years for the greatest positive impact for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Seek commitment from national and city government partners across all sub-regions of Africa to sign up for a road map for walking and cycling investment and achieve it within the next five years.
  • Identify opportunities (within government and from donors and banks) for funding and committing to walking and cycling.
  • Showcase available guidance and tools to support prioritisation of walking and cycling.

Place

KN 67 Street, Kigali, Rwanda

Target groups

  • Transport decision and policymakers at the national and city levels from African countries with an interest in advocating for the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, road safety and climate resilience
  • Organizational representatives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups from African countries
  • All sub-regions of Africa: Southern, Northern, Eastern, Central and Western Africa.

Agenda

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Module 4 – Inclusive Policy & Planning

10.30am-11.45am (75 min)

Inclusive planning – for people and the planet – showcasing tools and approaches from within Africa on including the voices of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in transport planning and highlighting climate resilient planning followed by Q&A

  • Facilitator – Romanus Opiyo, Transport Planner, Stockholm Environment Institute – Welcome and introduction to the session
  • Gary Haq, Senior Researcher, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York – Introduction to the importance of inclusion and climate resilient mobility in Africa
  • Steve Cinderby, Senior Research Leader, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York – Widening inclusion in climate resilient mobility planning
  • Crystal Asige, Disability & Inclusion Expert, Integrated Transport Planning (ITP) – Universal design and accessibility best practices for inclusive transport and infrastructure
  • Gail Jennings, Consultant, World Bicycle Relief – GIS inclusive planning
  • Neil Taylor, Managing Director, ITP – Practical guide for designing your streets for people with disabilities