CODATU: Working for sustainable mobility in developing cities
 Newsletter #44 JUNE 2017

[News] UMI10-CODATU XVII Conference – Registration is now open!

4 - 6 november 2017

Registration to the UMI-CODATU XVII Conference, to be held in Hyderabad (India) from 4th to 6th November 2017, is now open. To register, kindly fill in the form via the link below.  For more information, please visit : Detailed information about the Conference (Programme, Venue, Hotels, training session, study tour, speakers etc.) will be regularly updated on this website.



[News] Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) training program :  Registration is now open!

22 - 28 October 2017, Marseille, France

The next francophone training session of LUTP program will be held in Marseille from 22th to 28th October 2017. Jointly organised by the World Bank and the French Agency for Development (AFD), this program aims to develop decision making ability regarding urban planning and mobility.

Register until July 7th... (in French)


[News] UMI-CODATU XVII : Training sessions soon after the Conference

7-8-9 November 2017, Hyderabad, India

Further to the UMI-CODATU XVII Conference, CODATU is organizing free training sessions entitled: « Topics of concern to Young Professionals / Researchers in Developing Countries ». 14 sessions will be conducted in english.

Register until Septembre 30th...


[News] CODATU Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 has been full of activities for CODATU association. The whole team is delighted to present, through the activity report, a summary of actions taken. This annual report was approved at the Annual General Meeting held May 23, 2016.

Read the annual report (in French)...


[News] Launch of the European project GoSUMP!

CODATU takes part of the European project « GoSUMP » which aim to animate a « MED Urban Transports Community » and to capitalise the results of the sustainable mobility projects of the Interreg MED programme. CODATU is the technical partner of the project and will be in charge of preparing data to be transferred, capitalise the results and help to disseminate them.

Read more...       


[MYC] Mobilise Your City (MYC) steering committee

9th May 2017

The second steering committee of Mobilise Your City took place in Brussels on 9th May 2017. This meeting was the opportunity to monitor progress of the programmes, particularly in Cameroon and Morocco, and identify mid-term strategic orientations. It was also the opportunity to welcome new partners in the project, such as Antananarivo (Madagascar) or Curitiba (Brazil).

Read more...       


[MYC] Mobilise Days in Tunis

1st and 2nd March 2017

To implement actions that will contribute to its commitment made during COP 21 in 2015, Tunisia applied to MobiliseYourCity. MobiliseDays - launching event of MobiliseYourCity - were organised on march 1st and 2nd 2017 in Tunis under the label "Urban Mobility Forum" and entitled "Toward a National Urban Mobility Policy in Tunisia for a better local governance and sustainable financial mechanisms". The Forum was able to bring orientations out in order to contribute to the program of actions that will be undertaken by the MobiliseYourCity initiative.



[Report] Second Thai-French seminar in Phuket

23rd - 24th May 2017

After a first Thai-French seminar in Bangkok in 2016, organised jointly by AFD (French Agency for Development) and Ministry of Finance, Thailand, with the support of CODATU and DVDH, a second seminar took place in Phuket to analyse and prioritize the transport and urban projects on the island.



[Report] One-day seminar on paratransit

2nd March 2017  - Aix-Marseille University

Taking advantage of highly positive reviews for the original One-day seminar on Paratransit (Paris, March 2016), a second One-day seminar was organised with the participation of CODATU into three main topics: (1) Paratransit beyond Global ‘Souths’ ; (2) New technologies’ challenges ; and (3) Paratransit and informality. Presentations particularly developed optimisation and reorganisation proposals pertaining to paratransit, a key component of mobility in the Urban South.




[Brazil] Launch of a Technical Cooperation program in Brazil


A technical cooperation program was launched in late March 2017 as a partnership between AFD, STIF, CEREMA, CODATU, São Paulo State Government and Rio de Janeiro State Government, in Brazil. It will last 18 months and will concern different subjects, such as : governance of urban transports, fare policies, non-fare revenues, Light Rail Transit (LRT) technologies, interaction between transportation and urban planning, fare and physical integration of different modes of transport.



[Tunisia] « Tounes Tetnafes 2017 » (Tunis is breathing 2017) : first Car Free Day in Tunis

21st May 2017

After the Car Free Day organised in 2016 in Kochi (India), CODATU continue to develop that kind of event with a first time event in Tunis! For one day, 2 main Tunis avenues have been reserved to pedestrian, becycles, etc. giving the opportunity for many sport, festive and awareness activities to take place. "Tounes Tetnafes" Initiative aims to sustain the Car Free Day in Tunis and also to plan other activities changing the habits toward mobility and improving living conditions in Tunis.



[Peru] Integration of Cusco city in the Technical Cooperation Peru

24th and 25th April 2017

Since 2013, Cusco provincial authorities set up public transport and urban mobility policies. However, several main measures have to be developped and applied. In order to receive a technical support to increase and set up solutions, Cusco provincial authorities requested to participate to Technical Cooperation MTC - AFD - CODATU - CEREMA activities. A workshop have been the opportunity to bring first orientations of that collaboration.

Read more...(in French)



[Article] City tolls and access to the city

In the beginning of 2017, the implementation of a city toll in Lima caused a social conflict that led to the removal of the city toll. This article, from our partner the "Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos (IFEA)" try to assess what are the social and spacial limits of city toll, as a private financing tool of public infrastructure.

Read more...(in French)                                                                             



[Staff] Three new employees at CODATU !

CODATU team is happily growing with the latest arrivals of:

Sandra Laquelle : Programme Manager MobiliseYourCity (MYC)

Within MobiliseYourCity Secretariat, Sandra is particularly in charge of monitoring and evaluation of MYC Initiative. She also steers sub-programs in Morocco and Senegal.

Héloïse Chaumier:Communication and project manager

Héloïse ensures the implementation of the European project GoSUMP, the animation of the Community of Practice « Sustainable Urban Transport » in the MED area and CODATU communication.

Cynthia Akpro: Administrative and financial manager

Cynthia is in charge of financial management of CODATU and MYC program, administrative and financial management of partnership contracts as well as human resources.

See the whole CODATU Team...


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