Aerial view of downtown traffic, Nairobi, Kenya

Aerial view of downtown traffic, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: millerpd / Getty Images .

Poorly planned transport systems have negative consequences for everyone; whether they are driving a car, using public transport, walking or cycling. There is a need to ensure transport planning and decision making is not only sustainable and resilient to climate change but hears the voice of all transport users, especially low-income disadvantaged groups.

SEI has a long history of work on inclusive, climate resilient transport and is currently undertaking a project together with UN Environment’s (UNEP) Share the Road Programme to strengthen the technical capacity in African low income countries (LIC) to develop and implement inclusive climate resilient transport infrastructure.

The 90-minute webinar will be led by Romanus Opiyo (SEI Africa) and Howard Cambridge (SEI York), with speakers from SEI and its partners. It will:

  • examine a range of techniques and approaches which can be used to bring the concerns of vulnerable road users to the attention of transport planners
  • share preliminary outcomes on improving the safety and inclusion of vulnerable road users in transportation planning.

Programme

  1. Welcome and SEI Projects Overview
  2. Presentation of Four Case Studies (Kampala, Lusaka, Mombasa & Nairobi)
  3. Breakout Session
  4. Plenary and Discussions
  5. Next steps

This webinar is part of the annual forum of the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling (ANWAC) that is taking place remotely 12–13 October 2021.

How to register

Register for the ANWAC annual forum below.

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ANWAC was developed during 2020 and is a space for organizations and experts to convene and collaborate under the auspices of a common goal: making the life of people who walk and cycle in African countries safer, healthier and more comfortable through our combined action, expertise and influence.

SEI participants

External speakers and facilitators

  • Kampala City Case Study: Amanda Ngabirano, Makerere University
  • Kenya Case Study (Nairobi and Mombasa): Constant Cap, Naipolitans
  • Lusaka Case Study: Daniel Mwamba, Zambia Road Safety Trust
  • Breakout Session: Sherlyne Omangi, Independent Transport Researcher.

This research has been funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)’s High Volume Transport (HVT) Applied Research Programme and the British Academy (under the Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being programme).

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