Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate 2022

Financing urban mobility infrastructure


Public transport infrastructure represents all assets mainly dedicated to urban mobility (buses, streetcars, metro, etc.) and are often sources of environmental and social gains beyond the service directly provided to their users and customers. The context of economic and demographic growth, increasing urbanization and ecological transition requires the development of public transportation networks that are more energy efficient, less polluting and more resilient to climate change.

These public transport infrastructure projects, initiated by public authorities, often represent considerable investments whose sources of financing must therefore be multiple. The economic and financial capacity to meet these investment needs often cannot be met by public authorities alone, so they mobilize the private sector to participate in these projects. The « all public » is not always beneficial.

This session will present different models for financing public transport infrastructure projects.

This session will be moderated by :

  • Amadou Sy, Senior Investment Supervisor Méridiam


  • Gora Sarr, BRT Coordinator, CETUD
  • Lise Breuil, Director Tansport and Mobility Division, AFD
  • Christel Bourbon-Séclet, Head of Infrastructure Division, PROPARCO
  • Anta Dieng, Investment Specialist, Méridiam
  • Abdou Salam Diaw, Managing Director IP3 Conseil
  • Ramon Ynaraja, Representative EIB Dakar
  • Cyprian Marowa, General Manager Infrastructure Finance, DBSA