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 …

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 …

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 …

Public Transport Challenges in Africa:  Mapping and Transit Data as a Remedy
4 October 2022

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

by Ben Welle, Iman Abubaker and Agraw Ali, World Resources Institute Commuters waiting for the next bus desperately around Meskel Square – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit photo by Agraw Ali. Long queues for public transport have become common sights during …

Now Is the Time to Address Africa’s Dependency on Used Vehicle: Ghana’s Story
4 October 2022

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

by Festival Godwin Boateng, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Columbia Climate School USA Used vehicles in Accra’s streets, Ghana Photo courtesy of Yinka Ibukun, Bloomberg News (2016). The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that more than 60% of the vehicles added to …

“AFricroozE”: Eco- and Gender-Friendly Electric Bikes to Transform Mobility in Africa
28 September 2022

“AFricroozE”: Eco- and Gender-Friendly Electric Bikes to Transform Mobility in Africa

By Najjiba Katesi, Executive Director, First African Bicycle Organisation (FABIO) Namuleme Hadija, a beneficiary of the water e-bike in Uganda The story of Namuleme Hadija is not different from that of many women in Uganda’s rural areas. She is a …

Businesses and Industries for Circular Economy, Local Value Creation and Short and Resilient Logistic Chains in Africa
23 September 2022

Businesses and Industries for Circular Economy, Local Value Creation and Short and Resilient Logistic Chains in Africa

by Charlène Kouassi, Director, Movin’On LAB Africa (African Mobilities Observatory OMA) Movin’On LAB Africa Mobility startup map (2021 version) For more than a decade, the private sector has been disrupting mobility systems in African cities. In every sector of mobility, …