2019 Women & Transport Africa Conference: Proceedings

We were thrilled to host incredible speakers from all over the world at the 2019 Women and Transport Africa Conference. See below to review the program and explore presentations.

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, Capital Hotel & Spa    

Presentation on Conference Themes

Accessibility & Safety, Employability and Environment

Nahungu Lionjanga | Transport Truths

Iman Abubaker | WRI Africa

Accessibility Plenary

Understanding Accessibility Challenges in public transport

Naomi Mwaura | Flone Initiative

Crystal Asige | Open Institute

Jeff Turner | DFID-Funded High-Volume Transport Research Programme

What is “Sustainable Public Transport?”

What are the sustainability challenges facing public transport in African cities and how do those challenges impact vulnerable road users in particular?

Jeff Turner | DFID-Funded High-Volume Transport Research Programme

Heather Allen|SUM4ALL

Ankita Kapoor| Safetipin, India

Paul Wafula | Flone Initiative                                       

Walking as an intersectional tool to fight exclusion

Increasing awareness of the gendered experience of walking and cycling

Deyala Tarawneh & Ronja Schiffer | FES Jordan

Segundo López | WRI Columbia                                                  

Claire Dungey | Durham University                                                      

Mary Mwangi | Flone Initiative                                              

Women working in transport: Opportunities & Challenges

exploring challenges and identifying unique opportunities for women workers in transportation

Susan Goodwillie | Flone Initiative

Claire Clarke | International Transportation Workers Federation

Alexa Roscoe | Digital Economy Lead, IFC Gender Secretariat                                             

Click HERE to review “Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy”

Thursday, Dec. 5th, Capital Hotel & Spa    

Plenary session: Employment

Experiences of Women Working in Transportation

Anna Karume | International Transportation Workers Federation

Claire Clarke| ITF Deputy Women Transport Workers and Gender Equality Officer

Fatumah Nakalenzi | ATGWU, Uganda

Ndeye Diop | SDTR/3D, Senegal

Assita Ouedraogo | ITF Africa

Deborah Cele | SATAWU, South Africa

Nice Mwansasu | COTWUT, Tanzania

Anbessa Bus, Ethiopia

Rebecca Kwashie | GTPCWU, Ghana

Kezia Newlands | Scania Sustainable City Solutions

Click HERE to view Kezia Newlands’ presentation on “Women Moving the City – Scania West Africa”.

Plenary Session: Environment

Creating Gender Responsive Urban Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities

Elleni Ashebir | WRI AfricA

Seble Samuel | Addis Ababa’s Car Free Day Initiative

Gomeju Taye | Transport Specialist, 100 Resilient Cities

Dorah Mwenye | Mobility for Africa, Zimbabwe

Constant Cap | Urban Planner, Kenya

What is Socially Just Public Transport?

looking at different initiatives addressing more sustainable transport solutions in developing cities

Anne Kamau, University of Nairobi

Constant Cap | Socially Just Public Transport Working Group, Nairobi

Texel Teresa Cossa | Country Manager, Amend, Mozambique                                                            

Sayson Rossette Meya | Cities and Infrastructure for Growth, Uganda                                                     

Livia Moreira Soares De Souza | Movimenta La Frida

Interventions to create safe walking & Cycling spaces

Learning about innovative initiatives that African cities are taking to promote walking and cycling

Jeff Turner | DFID-Funded High-Volume Transport Research Programme

Gashaw Aberra | Institute for Transport Development and Policy (ITDP) Ethiopia

Marita Walther & Hilya Ekandjo | SunCycles, Namibia

Shirley Sang & Carolyn Ndanu | Safer Nairobi Initiative, Kenya

Regatu Solomon | Division Lead NMT, Addis Ababa Road and Transport Bureau

Interventions on inclusive employment

Featuring initiatives seeking to level the field of employment for women in transport

Mary Mwangi | Flone Initiative

Shrinivas Rao | Azad Foundation, India                               

Dorah Mwenye | Mobility for Africa, Zimbabwe                   

Amiene van der Merwe | GreenCab, South Africa                 

Sam Clark | Transaid                                                             

Friday, Dec. 6th, Horn of Africa Regional Centre and Network at the Gullele Botanic Garden