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Dec 2019

Successful Second Annual

Women and Transport Africa Conference - 2019

Creating Safe, Sustainable and Accessible Transport in Africa


About the Conference

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

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

Themes for the Conference

Public transportation is notoriously unsafe for women, children, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. Together, we must increase the visibility of women in the male dominated field of public transportation to reflect a more equitable and sustainable public transport system for everyone!

The Conference, will provide a platform for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other key stakeholders to engage in skill-building, idea-sharing and experiential learning that will inspire new solutions to transport challenges faced by women and other vulnerable road users.

Conference Speakers 2019

 

SCHEDULE DETAILS Event Schedules

 
9:00–9:30
speaker-1

Naomi Mwaura

speaker-2

Haileselassie Medhin

speaker-3

Beakal Fasil

Welcome & Introduction

Beakal Fasil | WRI Africa
Naomi Mwaura | Flone Initiative
Haileselassie Medhin| Country Director, Ethiopia, WRI Africa

9:30–10:00
speaker-1

H.E. Dagmawit Moges

Keynote Speech

Her Excellency Minister Dagmawit Moges,
Ministry of Transport

10:00–11:00
speaker-1

Iman Abdulwassi

speaker-2

Nahungu Lionjanga

Accessibility & Safety, Employability and Environment

Exploring conference themes –Accessibility & Safety, Employability, Environment -through stories
Iman Abubaker | WRI Africa
Nahungu Lionjanga | Transport Truths

 

11:00–11:30

Group Photo & Tea Break

11:30–13:00
speaker-1

Naomi Mwaura

speaker-2

Crystal Asige

speaker-3

Jeff Turner

Plenary Session: Accessibility

Understanding Accessibility Challenges in Public Transport
Naomi Mwaura| Flone Initiative
Crystal Asige | Open Institute
Jeff Turner | DFID-Funded High-Volume Transport Research Programme

 

13:00–14:00

Lunchbreak

14:00 –16:00
speaker-1

Jeff Turner

speaker-2

Heather Allen

Parallel Research Sessions

What is "Sustainable Public Transport?"
Moderator: Jeff Turner & Heather Allen
What are the sustainability challenges facing public transport in African cities

 

14:00 –16:00
speaker-1

Deyala Tarawneh

speaker-2

Ronja Schiffer

Parallel Research Sessions

Walking as an Intersectional tool to Fight Exclusion
Moderator: Deyala Tarawneh & Ronja Schiffer
What are the sustainability challenges facing public transport in African cities

 

14:00 –16:00
speaker-1

Susan Goodwillie

Parallel Research Sessions

Women Working in Transport: Issues & Opportunities
Moderator: Susan Goodwillie
Women’s employment in transportation jobs is low in African cities.

 

16:00–17:00

Recap & Afternoon Tea

9:00 – 9:40
speaker-1

Beakal Fasil

speaker-2

Mary Mwangi

Welcome & Screening

Welcome & Screening of "Msupa wa Nganya"
Beakal Fasil | WRI Africa
Mary Mwangi| Flone Initiative

9:40 –11:00
speaker-1

Anna KARUME

Plenary Session: Employment

Experiences of Women Working in Transportation

 

11:00–11:30

Tea Break

11:30–13:00
speaker-1

Elleni Ashebir

Plenary Session: Environment

Creating Gender Responsive Urban Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Elleni Ashebir  WRI | Africa

 

13:00 –14:00

Lunchbreak

14:00 – 16:00
speaker-1

Dr. Anne Wairimu Kamau

Parallel Research Sessions

What is "Socially Just" Public Transport

Moderator: Ann Kamau, University of Nairobi

14:00 – 16:00
speaker-1

Jeff Turner

Parallel Research Sessions

Interventions to Create safe walking & cycling spaces

Moderator: Jeff Turner

 

14:00 – 16:00
speaker-1

Mary Mwangi

Parallel Research Sessions

Interventions on Inclusive Employment

Moderator: Mary Mwangi Flone Initiative

 

16:00–17:00

Recap & Afternoon Tea

9:30 –10:00
speaker-1

Paul Wafula

speaker-2

Jeff Turner

speaker-3

Segundo López

Introduction to Seminar Day

Introduction to Seminar Day

Paul Wafula| Flone Initiative
Jeff Turner | DFID-Funded High-Volume Transport Research Programme
Segundo Lopez | WRI

11:00 -11:30

Tea Break

10:00 – 13:00
speaker-1

Paul Wafula

Paralle Seminars

Women In transport Seminar

Moderator: Paul Wafula | Flone Initiative

Location: Lower Deck

10:00 – 13:00
speaker-1

Jeff Turner

Research Seminar

Research Seminar

Moderator: Jeff Turner | DFID

Location: Main Hall

10:00 – 13:00
speaker-1

Segundo López

Road Safety Seminar

Road Safety Seminar

Moderator: Segundo Lopez | WRI

Location: Oval Room

13:00 -14:00

Lunch & Depart

Thank You to Our Partners / Sponsors

 

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The Women & Transport Africa Conference 2021

Starting From the 1st to the 3rd Dec 2021

We look forward to welcome you