SSATP Working Group on Urban Mobility & Accessibility
SSATP undertook, in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat of Economy (SECO), a study on mobility and accessibility in urban areas in Africa covering the trends and challenges, emerging issues and strategies that address them. As part of the study, a policy paper was developed which provides orientations to African countries on how to transform their cities into engines of growth, development and poverty reduction. The study aims to inform decision-makers and stakeholders on the current challenges and issues in urban transport and improve their understanding of the reasons why national governments must be involved in strategic interventions that address key issues in urban mobility and accessibility. A first draft of the paper was presented during the urban mobility stakeholders’ workshop held in Dakar, Senegal in December 2013.
The SSATP Urban Mobility & Accessibility working group that met in Nairobi, Kenya at the UNEP Headquarters on October 27, 2014 aimed to achieve the following objectives:
- Present the policy note and provide the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss its content and suggest needed changes and improvements in its recommendations;
- Define the SSATP work program during the first year of the DP3 to achieve the two objectives of the program in the area of urban mobility and accessibility building on the policy note.