The African Voices Towards COP27 blog series features a wide range of local professionals, experts and change makers to elevate voices from African professionals seeking to tackle transport and mobility challenges with context-adapted and cost-effective solutions. 15 blogs were contributed by 26 authors from 14 countries. Collectively, these blogs present a multi-stakeholder space for peers to exchange, learn from one other and explore opportunities for collaboration towards COP27 and beyond. 

Ben Welle, Iman Abubaker and Agraw Ali

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Public Transport Challenges in Africa: Mapping and Transit Data as a Remedy


Carolyne Mimano, Maureen Kinyua and Christopher Kost

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Transit-Oriented Development as an Anchor to Compact, Equitable, and Accessible African Cities


Desmond Appiah, Alison Doig and Karl Peet

Clean Air Fund (CAF), Health and Climate Network (HCN) and SLOCAT Partnership

Shaping COP27 around African Climate, Health and Transport Priorities


Thierno Birahim Aw, Khadim Cisse and Ndeye Rokhaya Dieng

Executive Council for Sustainable Urban Transport (CETUD)

Creating a Better Future with Dakar’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan


Festival Godwin Boateng

Columbia Climate School/Earth Institute, New York

Now Is the Time to Address Africa’s Dependency on Used Vehicle: Ghana’s Story


Robert Ambunda, Fatoumata Diallo, Cabrel Tokam, Bianca Ryseck and Richard Unuigboje

SLOCAT-VREF Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport (2021-2022)

Overcoming Arrested Mobility for Persons with Disabilities Across Africa


As part of this African Voices Towards COP27, Mobilise Your City (MYC) and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) shared African Voices seeking to tackle transport and mobility challenges. 20 City representatives from Across Africa gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the Sustainable Mobility and Climate Week, co-organized by CODATU, CETUD and Climate Change in October 2022. Listen below to 12 voices giving their opinion on the following questions:

1) What is the most pressing transport issue in your city?

2) What kind of commitment do you expect from your national government to address the issue?

3) What is your wish for the international community and how can COP27 address this pressing transport issue?

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