Call for Contributions

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the research and practitioner sessions are to provide a platform for the wide range of critical research being done, as well as the innovative solutions being implemented in the area of gender and urban mobility across Africa.

The objectives of these sessions are to:

Provide a platform for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to showcase their work and their findings in a supportive and interactive manner.

Provide a synopsis of current research being undertaken and innovative solutions being implemented across Africa by African and international researchers and practitioners.

Provide researchers and practitioners with feedback, in an interactive and supportive manner, on the potential impact and importance of their work for policy and practice.

Highlight gaps in existing research knowledge to support advocacy, policy development and innovative solutions

Engage researchers, practitioners, civil society actors and decision-makers in discussing the priority areas for evidence to assist in moving forward policy, advocacy and practical interventions in this area

Collaboratively develop a research agenda to meet these needs can be delivered over coming years by national and international research programmes.

Research and Practitioner Sessions Structure

There will be two afternoons of breakout sessions, one focusing on research and one focusing on practitioner initiatives. Each session will be two hours long. The research and practitioner sessions will each be separated into three parallel themes. The themes across both sessions are:

Sustainable public transport;

Safe walking and cycling;

Inclusive employment in the transport sector.


We are no longer accepting proposals! Please reach out to if you are still interested in participating in the conference. Please note however that attending the conference is free and open to all. Check back in October to register!

The exact format of each parallel session has not been finalized. Sessions will be conducted in English. Should your submission require additional accommodations, please include those in your proposal.

We hope to be able to provide a limited number of travel scholarships depending on our ability to secure funding for this purpose, however we cannot currently guarantee funding for presenters.