Pan-Africa Workshop on Sustainable transportation for liveable cities

March 16, 2016

A joint initiative of Centre for Science and Environment, India and Nairobi City County, Kenya 

Nairobi, March 16, 2016 (9.30 am – 5.00 pm)

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi, India based public interest research and advocacy organisation is organising a Pan-Africa Workshop on Sustainable transportation for liveable cities in collaboration with the Nairobi City County, The Republic of Kenya on March 16, 2016 in Nairobi. This workshop represents our initiative to promote good regulatory practices, facilitate exchange of ideas and strengthen capacity in the region to address the emerging challenge of air quality and transportation management.

India/Asia and Africa are rapidly urbanising and motorising and facing pollution and congestion problems. Our cities face a dual sided problem, health threatening air pollution, and mobility crisis. While increasing vehicular emissions, poor quality of fuel and inefficient monitoring of air pollution is worsening climate and energy security risk; unorganised public transport, increased dependence on privately owned vehicles and in-accessible walking and cycling infrastructure is discouraging people to adopt sustainable modes of transport, thereby worsening the air quality. Many cities in the region have initiated action and are developing climate action plan as well as sustainable mobility action plan. It is important to understand the learning curve on the emerging strategies and regulations related to clean vehicles and fuels, and the link between urban land use planning and transportation planning. 

This initiative is to bring together officials from regulatory bodies across Africa who are addressing issues of transport and mobility management strategies including non-motorised transport, public transport (informal and formal), road safety and car restraint measures like vehicle taxation and parking policy to share experiences of good regulatory practices and learn from each other.

Target group: Regulators from different countries of African region working on transport and mobility management strategies including non-motorised transport, public transport (informal and formal), road safety and car restraint measures like vehicle taxation and parking policy. 

Participation: Participation in the workshop is by invitation only. Concerned Ministries/departments/agencies in the African region are requested to send nominations to Priyanka Chandola at priyanka@cseindia.org or by fax at +91-11-29955879. CSE will support the travel-related expenses, meals and accommodation of the shortlisted participants.

For more information, please contact: 

Priyanka Chandola 
Deputy Programme Manager 
Right To Clean Air Campaign
Centre for Science and Environment 
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
India