CODATU: Working for sustainable mobility in developing cities
 Newsletter #51 FEBRUARY 2018

[News] CODATU introduces MobiliseYourCity at the World Urban Forum 9

From 7th to 13th February, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CODATU and the MobiliseYourCity secretariat participated throughout the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF), which took place from 7 to 13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital. The MobiliseYourCity partnership was represented both in the exhibition space as well as in several working and networking sessions, and attracted the interest of a large number of delegates, among which representatives from various cities and countries which showed a great interest in the programme.





SSATP Program: progress in 7 African Countries

9th February 2018

CODATU is part of the team implementing the 3rd Development Plan of SSATP (« Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program ») alongside TRANSITEC, NODALIS and ODA.
This program consists in organizing national urban mobility forums and identifying policy recommendations for improving urban mobility in 8 countries: Senegal, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya.
The last workshop of February 9, 2018 made it possible to identify the first recommendations.




Operational launch of MobiliseYourCity Cameroun

18th January 2018

The operational launch of MobiliseYourCity in Cameroon took place in Yaounde in the presence of the Contracting Authorities (Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINHDU), Urban Communities (CU) of Yaoundé and Douala and representatives of MobiliseYourCity partners, AFD, GIZ, CODATU and the European Union. The objective is to support the CUs in the elaboration of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and the national government in its efforts to lay the foundation stones a National Urban Mobility Policy. The launch was followed by field visits and the holding of the first technical committee. The year 2018 will be punctuated by the major stages of the SUMP (diagnosis, definition of the vision and objectives, scenario development, budgeting and funding) as part of a participatory and inclusive process.



Project Committee of MobiliseYourCity Morocco

14th December 2017

The MobilizeYourCity Morocco team held its Project Committee with the General Directorate of Local Government (DGCL) in Rabat. Committed since April 2017, the MobilizeYourCity Morocco project aims to support the Moroccan authorities in defining and implementing a National Urban Mobility Policy (NUMP), in order to reduce the impacts of urban transport on the climate and to improve the quality of life in Moroccan cities.
Bringing together representatives of the directorates of the Ministry of the Interior as well as representatives of the cities of Casablanca, Oujda, Rabat and Kenitra, this Committee was the opportunity to present the national diagnosis on urban mobility in Morocco by the MobiliseYourCity team and to discuss the conclusions and recommendations to improve urban mobility.




Non-fare box revenues : The brand of Brazilian flip-flops "Havaianas" dresses the train of the 4-yellow line of the Sao Paulo metro on the occasion of the Brazilian Carnival

[Technical Cooperation Brazil] The public transport fare policy in Sao Paulo seeks to evolve

The last technical cooperation workshop led by CODATU in Brazil analyzed the latest French and Moroccan experiences in fare policy and identified levers for increasing revenues. With declining tariff revenues combined with increased travel production costs, Sao Paulo's metropolitan transport systems need to rethink their financial strategy.

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[Peru Technical Cooperation] Launch of the accessibility study in the historic center of Cusco

From 4th to 9th February 2018

The study funded under the Peru Technical Cooperation (CODATU-MTC-AFD) to improve the accessibility of the historic center of Cusco started with a first exchange workshop between the municipal team and the consultants. The study aims to reorganize the accessibility of the historic center through the establishment of an access management system, the redevelopment of the Av. El Sol, the creation of an urban and transport hub on a disused site nearby and the potential rehabilitation of a railway axis. CODATU will provide technical assistance to the Provincial Municipality of Cusco in the follow-up of the study.

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[Technical Cooperation Tunisia] Support of SNCFT in the operation of the fast rail network of Tunis

February 2018

The Technical Cooperation Tunisia (CODATU-MT-AFD) supports the Tunisian National Railways Company (SNCFT) in the operation of the Fast Rail Network (RFR) of Tunis. This suburban train network currently under construction will be the new backbone of Greater Tunis' public transport network and will better connect remote suburbs to the city center. The regular support provided by the Technical Cooperation currently concerns support for the drafting of the terms of reference for the redevelopment of the Tunis Ville station, which will be the main exchange center of the RFR network, with a tripling of its attendance.

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CODATU co-authored "The Alliance of Territories" document presented to the World Urban Forum by the PFVT

February 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CODATU drafted Recommendation No. 7 of the "Alliance des Territoires", a document of the French Partnership for Cities and Territories (PFVT), presented at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February 2018. The document deals comprehensively with the strengthening of solidarity between urban, peri-urban and rural areas and the strengthening of sustainable and inclusive development. Recommendation 7 focuses on improving urban and peri-urban mobility to reduce socio-spatial inequalities and boost territories.

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MobiliseYourCity is looking for a trainee to support the activities of its secretariat

Brussels [En/Fr]- Start as soon as possible

Students interested in climate issues and the theme of sustainable cities (Master, Universities, Business schools or engineers) ... to your CV!

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CODATU is looking for a trainee: Study on employment opportunities for young Africans in the field of urban transport and establishment of a network of alumni of Master II in Lomé "Sustainable urban transport and mobility in African cities"

Lyon - Send your application before March 9, 2018

Students in economics, political science, HR management, communication or engineering school to your CV!

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2nd Tunisian Urban Mobility Forum - Smart Mobility Tunisia

8th March 2018 (Tunis, Tunisia)

"Intelligent transport" and more broadly digital solutions for mobility will be at the heart of this second forum of urban mobility in Tunisia. Co-organized by the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia, AFD and CODATU, this day will be an opportunity to gather the Tunisian digital and mobility ecosystem and launch the strategic study "Smart Mobility Tunisia" by initiating the first collaborative work sequences.

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InOut 2018 event on digital mobility

From 14th to 16th March 2018 (Rennes, France)

This international event will take place in Rennes around digital mobility. With the InOut project, Rennes wants to become the main French laboratory for mobility and vehicles of the future. CODATU will participate to the ratings of the Mobilities Factory at the invitation of Rennes Métropole.

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MOOC African cities I: Introduction to urban planning (Premium version) - Jérôme Chenal - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

From 21st February, 2018 (registration still possible) - 12 weeks

This free online course teaches the basics of urban planning through its technical, environmental, social, economic and symbolic dimensions. The course only talks about African cities and even if they are examples of cities in the South, or even all cities, the course tries to put the issues in an African context.

The 12-weeks course includes videos to watch and exercises to do for an estimated weekly working time of 4 to 6 hours.

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