Why

Air pollution from transport-related sources is a major cause of chronic respiratory-related illnesses and premature deaths in Africa. Kigali has taken measures to  address these health issues by implementing car-free days and air quality monitoring. However, the Rwandan capital is witnessing rapid urbanization and motorization, which calls for more comprehensive and future-fit approaches to transport-related pollution. Technological solutions and digital tools can help tackle the challenge of air pollution by reducing the time spent in traffic, using alternative fuel technologies or implementing higher vehicle standards.   

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What

Technological solutions and digital tools can help tackle the challenge of air pollution by reducing the time spent in traffic, using alternative fuel technologies or implementing higher vehicle standards. A technology-driven transport system that is co-created and engages key stakeholders could help reduce pollution for the City of Kigali. Such a future-fit system could help coordinate stakeholders, improve the use of public transportation and sustainable modes of mobility, generate an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and disseminate information in a more inclusive manner.

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Who

We welcome the attendance and participation of:

  • Government institutions such as policy makers, regulators, and implementers
  • NGOs and civil society organizations
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Research institutions and academia
  • Transport operators and federations
  • Development partners, donors and conveners
  • Companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs working clean transport in cities

Coming soon!