After Agadir in 2017, and Abidjan in 2018, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is organising, under the auspices of Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Cameroon (MINHDU), the 3rd MobiliseYourCity Africa Mobility Conference from 17-19 September 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The conference is co-funded by funded by the European Commission, ADEME and the AFD.
The 3rd MobiliseYourCity Africa Mobility Conference will be the first MobiliseYourCity conference to offer two streams of sessions. The technical sessions will enable experienced mobility practitioners to deepen their knowledge on digital technologies, greening urban freight, transport financing and effective participatory approaches, while representatives of cities will be able to attend sessions focusing on the principles and practices of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), to give them the necessary resources to begin their SUMP journey. This 3-days event will also be the occasion to celebrate the official presentation of the Douala and Yaoundé SUMPs.
The conference will focus on four main objectives:
- Empower the Africa MobiliseYourCity community of practice to share challenges, solutions and paths to success
- Enable collective learning through technical sessions delivered by international experts
- Enrich the MobiliseYourCity methodological framework based on experience gained by the practitioners
- Initiate MobiliseYourCity’s contribution to the Africa-France Summit 2020
19 cities and 7 countries in Africa and 15 globally active Institutional and Knowledge Partners are expected to attend the conference. This gathering of various stakeholders, such as national and local governments, private sector, civil society, and development partners in the fields of mobility, urban development, land use planning and project finance, will be an opportunity to network, to debate key issues and to exchange ideas on how to pave the way for more inclusive, low-carbon and liveable cities in Africa.