Efficient Urban Transport for Sustainable Cities: Urban Mobility Forum in Egypt [Cairo, November 22nd, 2017]

Efficient Urban Transport for Sustainable Cities: Urban Mobility Forum in Egypt [Cairo, November 22nd, 2017]
Cooperation in Egypt and (Sustainable Urban Transport) Community of Practice Project Manager
CODATU News Thursday 19 October 2017

After the success of the 1st
Urban Mobility Forum
held in 2016, AFD , CODATU and CEREMA are organising, in technical cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Transports, the 2nd edition of the Urban Mobility Forumon November 22th in Cairo.

Under the title of Efficient Urban Transport for Sustainable Cities, the Urban Mobility Forum is organised in the framework of a week-long event entitled “Making the sustainable city”, co-organized by the Institut Francais d’Egypte (IFE), the Economic Department of the French Embassy in Egypt (Treasury) and AFD, in close collaboration with their Egyptian partners in order to discuss about the “Urban Agenda”, through research activities and case studies.

The Urban Mobility Forum has the purpose to be as close as possible to the issues and concerns of local and national decision makers. This forum, organized in partnership with the Ministry in charge of urban transport, aims at addressing actual burning urban transport issues, using a largely participative approach.

This workshop will be a great opportunity to gather stakeholders of the transport sector in Egypt, international experts and companies involved in this field with the objective to explore tools and solutions to address urban mobility challenges, then come-up with appropriate and concrete implementable solutions in planning and expanding the Egyptian urban transport network.

The event will be held in Hotel Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah .


Wednesday November 22nd, 2017

07h45 Registration
08h15 – 09h15 Opening of the « Making the sustainable city” week and the Urban mobility forum

· Stéphane ROMATET, HE French Ambassador to Egypt

· Prof. Dr. Eng. Mostafa MADBOULY, HE Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (tbc)

· Stéphanie LANFRANCHI, Director, AFD in Cairo

· Prof. Dr. Ali HUZAYYIN, Cairo University, 1stVice President of CODATU

· Dr. Sahar NASR, HE Minister of Investment and International Cooperation

· Prof.Dr. Hesham ARAFAT, HE Minister of Transport

Signing of a technical cooperation partnership agreement in urban transport between Egypt and AFD

9h15 – 09h30 Coffee break/ Press conference
9h30 – 12h15 Technical Session 1 – Challenges in planning and financing urban transport in main Egyptian cities: Institutional framework and urban complexity

Session chair: Jean-Jacques HELLUIN, Executive Manager, CODATU

· Eng. Ashraf ABU KRISHA, Vice-Chairman, National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)

Current projects in Greater Cairo: Cairo Metro and the New Administrative Capital urban railway

· Maj.-Gen. ElewaKhaled, Chairman, Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority (APTA)

APTA activities, contracts and constraints: Alexandria tramway rehabilitation and bus network renewal

· Eng Mohsen Sabra, CEO, MwasalatMisr

Greater Cairo bus lines to the airport: Opportunities and obstacles

12h15 – 12h30 Presentation of the anti-harassment campaign against women in public transport in Egypt (Bassita)
12h30 – 13h30 Lunch
13h30 – 16h00 Technical Session 2 – Processes and examples of urban transport network development


Session chair: Prof. Dr. Amr SHAAT, Assistant to Minister of Transport

· Gilles BENTAYOU, Senior Expert, CEREMA

Fostering and implementing TOD (Transit-Oriented Development): Solutions, examples and lessons learnt

· Yves AMSLER, Senior Urban Transport Consultant, UITP

Urban transport network expansion: Connections and coordination for attractive, affordable and efficient cities

· Olivier BADARD, Senior Vice-President, Paris Public Transport Network (RATP DEV)

Transport infrastructure as an urban regeneration tool

· HouzefaAkbaraly, Director of International Development, ARTELIA Ville & Transport

The Grand Paris Express project for a sustainable creative city

16h00 – 17h00 Conclusion of the day

· Gaelle LETILLY, Deputy director, AFD in Cairo

· Prof. Dr. Ali HUZAYYIN, Cairo University, 1stVice President of CODATU

· Jean-Jacques HELLUIN, Executive Manager, CODATU

· Prof.Dr. Hesham ARAFAT, HE Minister of Transport


For more information, feel free to contact Sara Abd Alla at the following email address : contact@codatu.org

Partenaires associés

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agit depuis soixante-dix ans pour lutter contre la pauvreté et favoriser le développement dans les pays du Sud et dans l’Outre-mer. Au moyen de subventions, de prêts, de fonds de garantie ou de contrats de désendettement et de développement, elle finance des projets, des programmes et des études et accompagne ses partenaires du Sud dans le renforcement de leurs capacités.

Les transports constituent un secteur d’intervention traditionnel de l’AFD. Sur la période 2001-2005, l’Agence a mobilisé environ 164 M€ par an en moyenne pour la mise en œuvre de projets dans le secteur des transports (en incluant les projets de développement rural et urbain comportant des activités de transport).

CEREMA – Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement

Cerema (Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement www.cerema.fr ), établissement public de l’Etat à caractère administratif, rassemble 3000 experts et agents et comprend 11 directions techniques et régionales qui couvrent tout le territoire français. Centre de ressources et d’expertise scientifique et technique interdisciplinaire, ses actions promeuvent un développement durable des territoires et une économie décarbonée. Ses thématiques principales concernent l’espace public et son aménagement, la mobilité et les infrastructures de transport, l’environnement, l’efficacité énergétique, la maîtrise des risques et le bien-être environnemental de la population.

A ce titre, le Cerema déploie une part importante de ses activités sur les problématiques de la mobilité, des services de transport et des politiques de déplacement des voyageurs et des marchandises, en France mais aussi en Europe et à l’international vers les pays développés, en transition ou en développement.

Le Cerema est représenté auprès de la CODATU par son directeur technique territoires et ville.


UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics)

is a non-profit international association. As a passionate champion of sustainable mobility, UITP is internationally recognised for its work in advancing the development of this critical policy agenda. UITP has a long history to its name, and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.