This webinar will share the preliminary findings of two ongoing SEI studies focusing on equitable mobility in Kenya (Nairobi and Mombasa) and inclusive climate resilient transport planning in low Income countries in Africa (Lusaka and Kampala). It is part of the annual forum of the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling (ANWAC).
Poorly planned transport systems have negative consequences for everyone; whether they are driving a car, using public transport, walking or cycling. There is a need to ensure transport planning and decision making is not only sustainable and resilient to climate change but hears the voice of all transport users, especially low-income disadvantaged groups.
SEI has a long history of work on inclusive, climate resilient transport and is currently undertaking a project together with UN Environment’s (UNEP) Share the Road Programme to strengthen the technical capacity in African low income countries (LIC) to develop and implement inclusive climate resilient transport infrastructure.
The 90-minute webinar will be led by Romanus Opiyo (SEI Africa) and Howard Cambridge (SEI York), with speakers from SEI and its partners. It will:
- examine a range of techniques and approaches which can be used to bring the concerns of vulnerable road users to the attention of transport planners
- share preliminary outcomes on improving the safety and inclusion of vulnerable road users in transportation planning.
- Welcome and SEI Projects Overview
- Presentation of Four Case Studies (Kampala, Lusaka, Mombasa & Nairobi)
- Breakout Session
- Plenary and Discussions
- Next steps
About the speaker
Howard Cambridge (Research Support Group Manager at Stockholm Environment Institute)
Howard Cambridge, MSc (Applied Remote Sensing), BSc (Geography), has been with SEI York since 1994. He is the Research Support Group Manager and is responsible for IT provision, communications, software development and data management.
His current interests are in the field of transport and sustainability as well as the use of information communication technology for behavioural change. He has worked on international projects looking at a range of environmental issues including air pollution in developing countries, agricultural water development in West Africa and is currently working on a project on transport and environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also works at the local-scale with communities helping to address issues of energy efficiency, sustainable transport and well-being in order to build community resilience.