A short film highlighting how to include the voices of vulnerable members of communities in transport planning has been launched at COP27.
The film is part of an HVT project led by the University of York whose research recently culminated in the release of a guide for practitioners titled Using Creative Participatory Approaches for Inclusive Climate Resilient Transport in Africa.
Developing inclusive mobility solutions and climate resilient transport infrastructure is a challenge experienced in many African cities. This guidance is aimed at two main audiences relevant to solving the transport challenge: African transport planners and decision-makers; and representatives of disadvantaged groups who feel excluded from current transport policymaking and planning.
It summarises key concepts around transport inclusion, participation, and climate change. It introduces selected creative methods that can give a voice to disadvantaged groups.
It also provides practical step-by-step information on how and when to use the various methods, supported by inspiring case studies from Africa and around the world.
These creative methods can be used to support existing transport planning processes to improve outcomes and deliver more inclusive and climate resilient transport in Africa.
The guide and the film highlighting the work, were outlined by Gary Haq, University of York, and Romanus Otieno Opiyo, SEI Africa at an HVT side-event on Friday 11th November. The event was part of five days of sessions in partnership with the Climate Compatible Growth Programme, from 7th to 11th November, Africa-Asia: a just transition to low-carbon development at Maritim Jolie Ville Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and online.