Reimagining the Road to Zero in the Global South: What Did We Learn and What Opportunities Lie Ahead for the African Region?
10 November 2022

Reimagining the Road to Zero in the Global South: What Did We Learn and What Opportunities Lie Ahead for the African Region?

Earlier this year, the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation and the SLOCAT Partnership took on the challenge of creating a space for leading voices who are thinking about how we can recruit, work with, and reimagine the informal transport sector …

Harnessing Intergovernmental Synergies Toward Green Mobility in Africa
9 November 2022

Harnessing Intergovernmental Synergies Toward Green Mobility in Africa

by Jerry Ndayishimiye, Head of Marketing & PR Officer, SUL Mobility An electric van charging at EVP (evpcharger.com) charging station located at Total Energies Kacyiru station in Kigali, Rwanda. While Africa is the least greenhouse gas emitting continent in the …

Transit-Oriented Development as an Anchor to Compact, Equitable, and Accessible African Cities
4 November 2022

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

by Carolyne Mimano, Maureen Kinyua, and Christopher Kost, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) brings compact, mixed-use development in proximity to high-quality rapid transit. Shown here is the BRT corridor in Dar es Salaam. Around the …

2 November 2022

Are Nationally Determined Contributions aligned with the commitments and initiatives on transport announced on the occasion of COP26? A Comparative Analysis by SLOCAT

Introduction The 2021 UN Climate Conference COP26 saw an unprecedented number of commitments and initiatives on sustainable, low carbon transport. This comparative analysis examines to what extent Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are aligned with these transport commitments and initiatives pledged …

Shaping COP27 around African Climate, Health and Transport Priorities
1 November 2022

Shaping COP27 around African Climate, Health and Transport Priorities

by Desmond Appiah (Clean Air Fund), Alison Doig (Health and Climate Network) and Karl Peet (SLOCAT Partnership) This is Kigali in Rwanda, “Africa’s cleanest city”. Credit photo by Tim Treza (Afrik Buzz, 2021) There is an urgent need to deliver …

Overcoming Arrested Mobility for Persons with Disabilities Across Africa
1 November 2022

Overcoming Arrested Mobility for Persons with Disabilities Across Africa

By Robert Ambunda with inputs by Fatoumata Diallo, Cabrel Tokam, Bianca Ryseck and Richard Unuigboje, SLOCAT-VREF Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport Figure 1: International White Cane day, Swakopmund, Namibia Photo courtesy of Adam Hartman, The Namibian News (2020). Willy Johannes …

Raising Awareness for Safer Pedestrian Walkways in Harare, Zimbabwe
1 November 2022

Raising Awareness for Safer Pedestrian Walkways in Harare, Zimbabwe

by Sam Nyaude, Founder and Executive Director, Road Safe Zimbabwe Trust The urban jungle trying to get to the other side of the road in Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit photo by Sam Nyaude (2021) Walking is the oldest and the primary …

Ethio-Djibouti Railway: a Line for People, Goods and the Planet
25 October 2022

Ethio-Djibouti Railway: a Line for People, Goods and the Planet

by Tebebu Terefe Mencha, Chief Safety Officer, Ethio-Djibouti Railway Here is a picture of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR) Credit photo by EDR. The Ethio-Djibouti Railway is a real success story not only for my country, but for Africa. Since its …

Safer Roads for All in Africa
17 October 2022

Safer Roads for All in Africa

by Ayikai Poswayo, Programme Director, Amend An exterior view of the Justin Kabwe School in Zambia after SARSAI programme (2017) Credit photo by Amend I remember the day of my undergraduate civil engineering graduation – it was a day of …

Raising Ambition for Transport in African Countries’ Climate Strategies
14 October 2022

Raising Ambition for Transport in African Countries’ Climate Strategies

by Cabrel Tokam, Policy Advocacy and Outreach Intern, SLOCAT Partnership Here is a picture of Kwame, owner of a dilapidated car which he uses to buy and sell goods in the capital city of Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo courtesy of SLOCAT …