22nd

23rd

Nov 2018

Inaugural

Eastern Africa Women in Transportation Conference - 2018

Creating knowledge. Improving transportation policy. Making change.

The 2018 experience

 

About the 2018 Conference

The first ever Eastern Africa Women in Transport (EA WIT) Conference brought together stakeholders in the transport sector from across the world.

Being the first such conference in the region, the WIT conference aimed at gathering insights and drawing from diverse experiences in order to improve the quality of transport services in the various countries.

Employability

Recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the transportation industry

Accessibility

Gender differences in travel behavior, attitudes and preferences as well as safety consideration and accessible transport

Environment

Climate change and low-carbon transport solutions

First Conference of its kind
in the region

The Eastern African Women in Transportation Conference took place at the University of Nairobi from 22nd-23rd November, 2018.

It sought to bridge the gap between research and policy initiatives pertaining to urban planning, public safety and gender-based violence and the real-world challenges facing women currently working in the transportation sector.

 The Conference aimed to provide a forum for the exploration of global technical and financial best-practices and the political aspects of emerging transportation issues,while recognizing and celebrating women working in transportation.

Highlight Conference Speakers 2018

 

Presentations on Thursday Nov. 22nd

 

SONAL SHAH (URBAN PLANNER)

Integrating Gender in Urban Transport (View PowerPoint)

ANNE KAMAU (LECTURER, INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI)

Women Transport Workers: Social Protection and Labour Issues (View PowerPoint)

HEATHER ALLEN (INDEPENDENT GENDER AND TRANSPORT CONSULTANT)

The international context of women ‘in and on’ public transport (View PowerPoint)

MARY MWANGI (PROGRAMS MANAGER, FLONE INITIATIVE)

Addressing the Stigma & Discrimination of Women in the Matatu Industry (View PowerPoint)

SANDRINE NIKUZE (HEAD OF SAFEMOTOS INSTITUTE)

Females in the Motorcycle Taxi Industry (View PowerPoint)

ESENAM NYADOR (FOUNDER, MISS TAXI GHANA)

A Changemaker’s Journey (View PowerPoint)

CEZANNE MAHERALI (HEAD OF POLICY FOR UBER EAST AFRICA)

YUNAE YI (SAFEGUARDS ADVISOR, UN ENVIRONMENT)

Women, Men, Cities and Transportation

CLARISSE CUNHA LINKE (COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ITDP BRAZIL)

Promoting Gender Sensitive Transport Planning in Brazil (View PowerPoint)

AMANDA NGABIRANO (PUBLIC SPEAKER, COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT & URBAN PLANNING LECTURER, MAKERERE UNIVERSITY)

Urban Mobility & The Woman: Overcoming barriers to cycling in Kampala (View PowerPoint)

SONALI VYAS (PROGRAM MANAGER, SAFTIPIN)

Technology and Data to Build Safer Cities (View PowerPoint)

Presentations on Friday Nov. 23rd

 

CLARISSE CUNHA LINKE (COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ITDP BRAZIL)

(View Powerpoint)

STEPHANIE AKETCH (REGIONAL ROAD SAFETY MANAGER, HUMANITY & INCLUSION)

Urban Mobility & Accessibility: What about Gender & Disability? (View PowerPoint)

MODESTA JOSEPH (FOUNDER, OUR CRIES)

Challenges faced by the youth (especially girls) on public transportation in Tanzania (View PowerPoint)

STEFANIE HOLZWARTH (ASSOCIATE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS OFFICER, URBAN MOBILITY UNIT, UN-HABITAT) AND

KELVIN MURIUKI (RESEARCH ASSISTANT, FLONE INITIATIVE)

(View PowerPoint)

VERENA FLUES (JUNIOR ADVISOR ON SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY, GIZ)

(View PowerPoint)

If you would like to contact Verena with feedback on the 5 Principles for Women in Transport, please email her at verena.flues@giz.de

CHRIS KOST (AFRICA PROGRAM DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY)

Toward gender sensitive planning in Cairo (View PowerPoint)

STEPHANIE HOLZWORTH (ASSOCIATE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS OFFICER, URBAN MOBILITY UNIT, UN-HABITAT)

Policy Measures – A twin track between Equality and Empowerment (View PowerPoint)

Thank You to Our Partners / Sponsors

 

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