With the impacts of climate change increasingly visible in African countries, adaptation efforts in the transport and mobility sector have become as much a priority as mitigation actions. Indeed, according to the 6th IPCC report on mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions in this sector continue to increase by 2% each year and could reach +65% by 2050 due to the increase in demand for freight and passenger services in Africa and Asia.
How can we accelerate the transition in the transport sector and transform our mobility to mitigate climate change?
In this eMag, we take a look at news in Africa’s transport sector and discover some of the best practices happening in the field and funding opportunities that are helping to redefine the modes of transportation for a more sustainable world.
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News and issues on the sustainable mobility and transport sector in Africa
Benoit-Ivan Wansi, Journalist, Afrik 21
- Press review: Benoit-Ivan Wansi summarizes the news of the sustainable mobility and transport sector on the African continent.
Noemi Mené, Project Officer, Codatu
- Gender and mobility: Noemi Mené presents the challenges of adopting a gender sensitive approach in transport and mobility projects and in the design of financing in this sector. She presents the example of a project that will soon be implemented in Angola by Codatu.
Decentralised cooperation for sustainable transport in Côte d’Ivoire
Alfred Assanvo Atta, Assistant in Participatory Planning and Governance, Bouaké Sustainable City Unit, City of Bouaké
- Decentralized cooperation: Alfred Assanvo presents the transport policy developed within the framework of decentralized cooperations between the cities of Bouké (Côte d’Ivoire), Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) and Reutlingen (Germany). He goes back over the process of accessing funding for the “Bouaké Sustainable City” project.
Focus on a best practice implemented in East Africa
Nadjjiba Katesi, Executive Director, FABIO
- Best practice: Nadjjiba Katesi presents the African E-bike sustainable mobility project led by FABIO in Uganda which aims to generalize the use of an electric bicycle in urban and rural areas adapted to the African context.