Objective
To examine gender inclusiveness in the urban public transport of Mekelle City, Ethiopia. It will ask key questions:

  1. How does the urban policy transport affect women’s personal safety and security?
  2. How can the voice of women be incorporated within transport planning and decision-making?
  3. What are the links existing between urban transport and jobs creation for women?
  4. What policies, strategies and tools are needed to enhance women’s inclusiveness in the urban public transport?

Potential Impact
Awareness/dissemination and change on policy framework towards inclusive transport services and infrastructures.

Study Country
Ethiopia

Research Supplier
ALERT Engineering Plc
Dr Alemgena A Araya

Approach
Through assessment of women’s safety and security, participation in planning and decision making, employment opportunity and the policy framework in public transport of the city of Mekelle. They will undertake a literature survey, data collection through direct engagement, such as questionnaires, FGD, KII and IDIs, and then analysis.

Outcome
Aim to see the urban public transport sector of the city gender sensitive and inclusive enough so that women’s special interests and needs are adequately taken into consideration during services, planning, decision making and employment.