Our ability to correctly and efficiently model urban mobility through inclusive planning and creation of sustainable platform for implementation of best practices, yet people oriented mobility systems have critical impact on resident’s quality of life and indeed everyday functioning of our cities. Whereas, a greater majority of countries in the developed world have since realized the concern with current mobility practices and are reengineering mobility, changing mindset and developing new culture in sustainable mobility, Africa and the rest of the developing world lag behind.
There is obviously a wide knowledge gap and there is low level of awareness. For instance, most cities of Africa hardly have urban mobility policies, where it exist, it’s only a component of other policies. Most regional governments or States don’t even have ministries of transportation, talk more of urban mobility. Worst still, unlike most developed world and especially Europe where urban mobility curriculum are being developed and thought as distinct courses in Universities and there are several long and short courses for bridging the Knowledge gap, Africa and most countries in the developing world do not have these.
Who Should Attend?
The course aims to build the capacity of
- Policy & decision makers
- Mobility project implementers, Engineers, consultants
- Transport and mobility researchers & academics,& advocates
- Commercial transit & taxi operators and businessmen/investors
- Urban and transportation planners seeking to broading knowledge or specialise
This will enable our cities develop and implement appropriate policies, programs and investments in a manner that meets the goals of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
It also provides opportunity for transport graduates and consultants to professionalize in urban mobility and be certified for specialized service delivery. All participants must possess a minimum of BSc, HND or Diploma or equivalence from recognized academic institutions anywhere in the world. The course is offered in English with a possible French interpretation