The 2017 edition will agenda is currently being developed and will cover topics such as

  • Project updates from African cities such as Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and more
  • Steps towards enabling conditions for effective urban transport systems in Africa such as:
    •    Political commitment
    •    Funding
    •    Capacities
    •    Institutional landscape
    •    ‘UBER-ing’ Africa
    •    ‘Leapfrog’ opportunities to modern transport systems
  • Importance of road safety in Africa and why critical intervention is needed at the level of:
    •    Policy
    •    Road design
    •    Infrastructure & licensing
    •    Post-accident care & insurance
    •    Law enforcement
    •    Traffic calming
  • Infrastructure planning & development issues such as:
    •    Urban roads management
    •    Non-motorised transport(NMTs) integration
    •    Rapid transit developments such as BRTs, MRTs & integrating them with traditional forms of public transport such as ‘matatus’ & ‘boda bodas’ etc
    •    Integrated transport planning
    •    Travel demand management
  • Emissions issues such as:
    •    Regulations on import restrictions of old cars for the African market and suitability of Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle(CEV) schemes for Africa
    •    Managing the health and climate change impact of transport by reducing vehicle emissions pollution
    •    Clean fuel and clean vehicle technologies
    •    Fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions
Speakers at the Africa Urban Transport Summit will include officials from the transport regulatory authorities as well as industry leaders.

Previous speakers at our infrastructure summits in Africa includes:

  • Hon. Prof. Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa, Minister, Ministry of Works, Transport & Communications, The United Republic of Tanzania
  • Eng Bruno T. Ching’andu, Managing Director, Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA)
  • Eng. Michael Kisaka, Director of Railway Regulation, Surface & Marine Transport Regulatory Authority Tanzania (SUMATRA)
  • Eng. Ronald Lwakatare, Chief Executive Officer, Dar Rapid Transit Agency (DART)
  • Eng. Yonas Mchomvu, Senior Transport Specialist, The World Bank
  • Apollo Kashanku, Senior Transport Economist, Ministry of Works & Transport, Uganda
  • Eng. Solomon Ouna, Railway Project Manager, Kenya Railways
  • Dr Birhanu Beshah, Deputy CEO, Ethiopian Railway Academy, Ethiopia Railways Corporation
  • Dr Jovin Mwemezi, Corridor Development Advisor, East African Community
  • Donald Selby, Global Director-PPP, CPCS
  • and more...
  • To find out about speaking opportunities, please email us at

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