9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome & Introductions

Flone Initiative

Naomi Mwaura – Executive Director, Flone Initiative

9:30am – 9:50am

Opening Speech

Almud Weitz – World Bank

9:50am - 10:05am

Second Keynote

Margarita Martinez Diaz – University of Catalonia

10:05am - 10:20am

Third Keynote

Jodi Evans – ITF

Plenary (Questions and Answer session)

10:20am - 10:30am


15 Minutes of Entertainment

10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee Break

25 Minutes Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:10am

Presentation of Conference Themes

Flone Initiative

Naomi Mwaura – Executive Director, Flone Initiative

11:10am - 12:00am

Women in Transport

Harshita Jamba - WRI India

Lucy Kihonge - Flone Initiative

Jackline Mauta - Women in Transport Machakos County, Kenya

Elizabeth Njoki - Women in Transport Nairobi County, Kenya

Sam Clark - Transaid

12:00pm - 1:00pm

How Can the Open Street Empower Women and Lead to More Equitable Street Design

Anne Oursler - World Resources Institute Africa

Judy Balla - Kisumu, Kenya City Planner

Peninah Ndegwa - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Regina Opondo - Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)

Seble Samuel - Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch Break

1 Hour Lunch Break

2:00pm – 2:10pm


10 Min of Entertainment

2:10pm - 3:10pm

Women Cyclists

Ragina Gitau, Flone Initiative : Gender and Cycling Report
Mercy Fwande : E' mobility and Green Concept on Sustainable Development;A case of e-bikes in Nairobi
Susan Araka
Cyprine Odada - Critical Mass Nairobi

3:10pm - 4:10pm

Persons with Disability

Lucy Kihonge - Flone Initiative : Moving Barriers program
Faith Njahira
Winnie Awino Ongoje - Beyond Blindness Group
Felicity Mukiri - Maua Shark CEO

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Intersection between Public Transport, Data and Gender

Esthelyne Dusabe - WRI

Harshita Jamba - WRI India

Tu-Tho Thai - MobilityData

Stefanie Holzwarth - UN-Habitat

Ghada Abdulaziz - TfC (Transport for Cairo)


8:30am – 9:00am


9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome & Recap

Mbeki Mwalimu - MC

9:10am -9:40am

Fourth Keynote

Bastian Schulz - FES Kenya

9.40am - 10:10am

Special Focus/ Report Launch/

Ragina Gitau ( Flone Initiative) - UN Habitat and Flone Initiative Report Launch

10:10am – 10:30am


20 Minutes Break


Coffee Break

30 Min Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:30pm

Women/Labor Rights

Cynthia Wanyoyi - ITF/ BOTTAX

Naomi Njeri Ngugi - Matatu Workers Union

11:30pm - 12:30pm

Socially Just Public Transport

Constant Cap - Code for Africa

Peninah Ndegwa - WOW MOM

Catherine Gateri - VREF


12:30pm - 1:20pm

Report Launch / Special Focus

Ariadne Baskin (Tumi Report) - GIZ

Louise Ribet - Where is My Transport

Olamide Udoma Ejorh - Lagos Urban Development Initiative

Milcah Asamba - Independent Researcher and

1:20pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

40 Minutes Lunch Break

2:00pm - 2:10pm


10 Min Edutainment

2:10pm - 3:00pm

Showcasing World Bank Support in Africa

Kenya - Women in Urban Transport in Nairobi 2020 to the development of Gender Action Plan for the transport sector

Akiko Kishiue - Senior Urban Transport Specialist for the World Bank

Judith Kerich - Deputy Project Coordinator, Ministry of Roads and Transport, Kenya


Rwanda- Active Mobility in rural Rwanda

Karla Dominguez Gonzalez - Senior Gender Specialist for the Word Bank

Solange Mizero - Single Project Coordinator, RwandaTransport Development Agency, Rwanda


South Africa-Sustainable Mobility in South Africa: Gender and Mobility Assessment and Roadmap for Action

Gail Jennings - International Independent Researcher

3:00pm -4:00pm

Inclusivity Powered by Research (VREF)

Chinebuli Uzondu - Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria

Christo Venter (Centre for Transport Development) - University of Pretoria, South Africa

Kwame Odame - University of Education, Winneba

Winnie Sambu - World Bicycle Relief

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Enabling Meaningful Change Through Measurable Impact

Laura Mesias, Anatomy of Action - UN

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Technological Innovation Transport

Mercedes Molloy - Safe Squad Mobile App

Paul Curtis, Vectos part of SLR. SHE CAN Tool – EMPOWER Project.



8:30am – 9:00am


9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome & Recap on Flone & WIT Program

Mbeki Mwalimu - MC

Lucy Kihonge - Flone Initiative

9:10am -10:35am

Review of 2019-2021 Strategy, Mombasa Chapter Presentation, Nairobi Chapter presentation, Introduce WIT Machakos and calendar of events Flone Presentation, Plenary Discussion

Emily Midora - WIT Mombasa
Elizabeth Njoki Kinuthia - WIT Nairobi
Charity Mukonyo Utembu - WIT Machakos
Lucy Kihonge - Flone Initiative

10:35am – 11:00am

Coffee Break

25 Minutes Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Mapping and recruiting new members Financial management Investments Plenary Discussion

Cynthia Kananu - Inua Mama Mjane Initiative

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership in public transport WIT Code of Conduct Plenary Discussion

Anna Karume -  Trade Unionist

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Mental Health, Stress Management and Burnout

Buthaina Ibrahim Munawa - Family Therapist

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch Break

30 Min Lunch Break

2:00pm – 2:15pm


15 Min Entertainment

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Women in leadership Plenary Discussion

Hon.Esther Passaris - Nairobi Women Rep
Felicity Mukiri - CEO Maua Sharks
Pamela Karimi - County Secretary State Department for Gender
Jackline Mauta - Director TPublic Transport , Roads & Public works Machakos County
Edwin Mukabana - KBS
Gordon Aloo - Program Officer, Synergy Women Organization
Angela Ng'ethe - Female Investor

3:00pm - 3:15pm


15 Min of Entertainment

3.15pm - 3.30pm

WIT 2023 Calendar of Events and Commitments

Luck Kihonge - Flone Initiative

Janet Kanyiha - Flone Initiative

3:30pm - 4:00pm


Mbeki Mwalimu - MC


Refreshments & Networking

WIT & Partners