2019 Women and Transport Africa Conference

December 4 – 6, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Draft Agenda

DAY ONE                                                                                                
Time Event Presenter Description
8:30 – 9:00 Registration    
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & Introductions Flone Initiative & WRI Africa Welcome Remarks
9:30 – 10:00 Opening Speech Minister of Transport for Ethiopia (TBC) Welcome Remarks
10:00 – 11:00 Presentation of Conference Themes: Accessibility, Employability, Environment     Rozina Myoya & Nahungu Lionjanga, Transport Truths, South Africa   During this opening session, we will explore the conference themes through storytelling
11:00 – 11:10 Group Photo
11:10 – 11:30 Morning Tea
11:30 – 1:00 Plenary Session: Accessibility Flone Initiative, Open Institute, High Volume Transport Program     What are the major accessibility challenges commuters are facing in public transport in African cities? This session will take conference attendees through simulated disabilities and facilitate conversations around those experiences.
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch    
2:00 – 4:00 Parallel Sessions – Research Seminars
  Research on Solutions for Sustainable Public Transport       Safetipin, Heather Allen,  Flone InitiativeWhat are the sustainability challenges facing public transport in African cities and how do those challenges impact vulnerable road users in particular? This session will explore this question by looking at sustainability as it applies to safety, infrastructure, finance and environmental considerations.  
  Research on Safe walking and Cycling/Safety & Security TBCThis session will present innovative, participatory research on: Feelings of safety in public space & sexual harassment, Safety challenges for vulnerable groups, impacts and importance of non-motorized transport alternatives
  Inclusive Employment IFC Gender Secretariat, International Transportation Workers Federation, Flone InitiativeThis session will present innovative & participatory research on: Economic arguments for women workers, issues of recruitment, retention and promotion of women in the transportation industry as well as working conditions and opportunities
4:00 – 4:15 Recap MC  
4:15 – 5:00 Afternoon Tea    
5:00 Depart    
8:30 – 9:00 Registration    
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & Recap MC  
9:10 – 10:30 Plenary: Employment International Transportation Workers Federation How do we support more women to move into transport jobs? Hear from women transport workers about their experiences as pioneers in this male-dominated field.
10:30 – 11:00 “Msupa wa Nganya” Video Flone Initiative Flone Initiative has created a short film to create awareness around various forms of abuse experienced by women commuting and working in Kenya’s transportation systems.
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea    
11:30 – 1:00 Plenary: Environment TBC  How is “environment” relevant to women and transport? In this plenary discussion we will explore impact investment, development, health and climate change as they affect women working in and using public transport.
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch    
2:00 – 4:00 Parallel Sessions
  Solutions for Sustainable Public Transport: What does Socially Just Public Transport Look Like? Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Kenya & the Socially Just Public Transport Group, Kenya   In this session, we will explore the idea of a “socially just” public transportation system by looking at different initiatives to address more sustainable transport solutions in developing cities.  
  Solutions for Safe Walking and Cycling TBC This session will feature innovative initiatives that African cities are taking to promote walking and cycling.
  Solutions for Inclusive Employment   TBC Featuring initiatives and projects that are seeking to level the field of employment   Who is looking at the factors that disadvantage women workers and what are they doing to change it?
4:00 – 4:30 Inspirational Call to Action: Closing Plenary TBD  
4:30 Depart    
8:30 – 9:00 Registration    
9:00 – 9:10 Intro to Seminar Day MC  
9:10 – 9:25 Discussion on WIT Chapters & Seminar Flone Initiative Flone Initiative will present on our Women in Transport program, as well as the theory behind the Women in Transport (WIT) Chapters
9:25 – 9:35 Discussion on Research Seminar High Volume Transport Program This presentation will briefly outline the goals of the Research Seminar
9:35 – 9:45 Discussion on “Open” Seminar TBD TBD
9:45 – 10:00 Tea Break    
10:00 – 1:00 Parallel Seminars
  WIT Seminar Flone Initiative   International Transportation Workers Federation     This seminar will be dedicated to women coming from across Africa who are organizing other women to work in public transportation. We will facilitate workshops in community organizing, leadership, innovating around some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in each area, looking at what is working in some areas and other skill building, as well as some thoughtful community building exercises.
  Research Seminar High Volume Transport Program   This seminar will be dedicated space for researchers to share on different challenges faced while gathering data around transport in Africa as well as different methodologies developed to overcome those challenges.
  Open Seminar TBCVolunteer facilitators will be provided time & space to workshop ideas and solutions that arose during the proceeding days
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch    
2:00 – 2:30 Coffee Ceremony    
2:30 Depart