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First African Bicycle Information Organization (FABIO)


About First African Bicycle Information Organization (FABIO)

FABIO is a non governmental and non profit making organisation registered in the Ministry of Internal Affairs with national NGO registration Board. The main objective of FABIO is to popularise the use of sustainable transport we advocate for all inclusive transport planning for both rural and urban areas for sustainable improved quality of life.

FABIO envisions a society where people have access and use environmentally friendly, affordable and sustainable means of transport for improved quality of life. In an effort for FABIO to improve the situation and its service delivery in the area of advocacy for all inclusive transport system at national and also local authority levels, FABIO developed and it is guided by a strategic planning 2013-2017.

And also considering that FABIO is at a point where it requires continuous visibility and presence during the Kampala public transport (BRT) planning, there is need to intensify consultations and induce dialogues with the different people in positions of decision making to consider cycling. FABIO has just completed the coordination of the national NMT policy development 2012 and has continues to serve on the different Technical and working groups of the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Contact information: 

P.O. Box 1890
Jinja, Uganda
Plot 9/11 Main Street
Tel.: 256-(0) 434-121 255

Location: Jinja, Uganda

SLoCaT Focal Person:

Katesi Najjiba,
Susan Namuyonga,
Rose Anne Mutimba,
Georg Siegel,

Programs & Projects on Transport & Climate Change

FABIO has a three pronged strategy of and interventions in order to address the main goal of “Improved quality of life among the people of Uganda”.

(i)   Focussing on the policy making level through advocacy so as to have the transport policies, plans and infrastructure that is all inclusive such that the low income groups can be able to travel safely from one place to another using there own means of transport. This is done through networking advocacy and lobbing. To date we can celebrate our influence when we concluded the National NMT Policy and the Bus Rapid Transport development.
(ii)  Facilitate and enable the  low income earners at house hold levels, enjoy their rights of access to the basic social services which otherwise is denied as a result of the high costs of the bicycle due to the government tax and therefore making it un affordable. This is done using the different initiatives using the bicycle to address their challenges directly.
(iii) Advocacy for better urban land use planning so as for planner to create liveable cities for people and not for automobile.

The absence of a deliberate policy by government to promote cycling and the absence of cycling facilities in many of our cities have left the people in dangers of high levels of road accident and limited access to the basic social services.

Under the broader frame work provided above, the projects below are being implanted.
- Cycling out of poverty
- Bicycle for peace
- The health care project (bicycle ambulance and bicycles to health workers.
- Women on the move, which considers gender as an integral part of transport and development.
- Research and information generation to feed into the different program areas
- Non-motorised Transport (NMT) master plan for urban Iganga, Jinja and Kampala at national levels with the Ministry technical staff.

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