S02-E18 | Improving informal transport in eastern Africa with Tom Courtright
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The transport system, electrification, the role of government and responsibilities of stakeholders involved

Many people worldwide rely on public transport, whether it is a government-regulated or an informal, less fixed system. Informal transport represents up to 90% of the transport supply in many African cities. What approaches are needed to drive the improvement of this sector for actors involved and for the environment to reduce the emissions caused by that system? Together with Tom Courtright, the research director at the Association for Electric Mobility & Development in Africa and the Co-founder of Lubyanza, a research group in Kampala focusing on boda bodas, we examine transportation in eastern Africa. Tom gives us exciting insights into his research to learn about different kinds of vehicles, policies behind the system, responsibilities of different stakeholders involved and approaches to move electrification forward in these countries!

Many thanks to

Our TUMI Partners ADB, BMZ, C40 Cities, CAF, GIZ, ICLEI, ITDP, KfW, SLOCAT, UN-Habitat, WRI

Our Guest Tom Courtright Linkedin/Twitter

Our moderators Moritz Brantz and Caroline Dietsch

Max Bleß from audioBoutique for the sounddesign

Sebastian Hofer from freifahrt for the concept and production support


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