Enhancing the Utility and Sustainability of Popular Transport
27 September 2022

Enhancing the Utility and Sustainability of Popular Transport

by Wilma Nchito, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of Zambia Mini buses in Lusaka waiting for customers. Minibuses are the main form of transport in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. These minibuses are mostly utility vans transformed …

Making a Case for Informal Transport at an African COP
20 September 2022

Making a Case for Informal Transport at an African COP

by Geofrey Ndhogezi aka Lubyanza Photo by Social Income on Unsplash As a boda rider from Kampala, Uganda, I am very glad that the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), an important international occasion where governments will meet to …

Exploring the role of informal transport in Africa’s transition towards inclusive, sustainable and decarbonised transport
12 September 2022

Exploring the role of informal transport in Africa’s transition towards inclusive, sustainable and decarbonised transport

by Joseph Ndiritu, National Chairman, Public Transport Operators Union, Kenya Rising fuel prices have severely impacted Nairobi’s informal transport fleet. In an effort to find relief, some matatu drivers have been filling up their tanks with cheap but adulterated fuel. …

The role of data in electrifying informal transport
30 August 2022

The role of data in electrifying informal transport

by Louise Ribet, Global Partnerships Lead, WhereIsMyTransport Over the past year, the electrification of transport has captured the political zeitgeist. Governments across the world are announcing ambitious e-mobility targets for the transport sector, investing heavily in new e-bus public transport …

Engaging informal transport operators key to accelerating decarbonisation
12 August 2022

Engaging informal transport operators key to accelerating decarbonisation

by Geofrey Ndhogezi aka Lubyanza, a boda rider in Kampala, Uganda In the Global South, where informal transport dominates cities and streets, simply following global trends and swapping  gas guzzling SUVs for their electric-powered equivalents  will likely have a negligible …

Joining efforts to transform mobility through partnerships and collaborations
21 April 2022

Joining efforts to transform mobility through partnerships and collaborations

by Carolina Chantrill, Asociación Sustentar Asociación Sustentar started as a group of classmates and friends who shared political science as a major and were concerned about the climate change crisis. Ten years ago, pollution and climate change was merely in …