SSATP has undertaken 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 has been developed which provides orientations to the African countries to transform their cities from areas that are obstacles to development into engines of growth, development and poverty reduction. The document aims at allowing decision-makers and stakeholders to review and discuss current challenges and issues in urban transport and improve their understanding of 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 in Dakar, Senegal, in December 2013.
The SSATP working group which will meet in Nairobi, Kenya on October 27, 2014 has 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.