The CODATU Association, CETUD and the Climate Chance Association are joining forces to organise the Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate to be held in Dakar, Senegal, from the 4th to 6th October 2022.
👉 Find the programme and registration on the Conference website : www.smdc2022.com
This week will aim to bring together the community of African mobility and climate actors, and facilitate exchanges with other international experts. A large number of workshops and plenary sessions will be held in order to foster dialogue between different actors on the challenges of sustainable mobility and to strengthen climate action at the local level in Africa. Together, the actors of the SMDC will adopt the “Dakar Declaration”, a high-level contribution to the COP27 which will take place one month later in Egypt.
The challenges of daily mobility in African countries, particularly in urban areas, and the fight against climate change at the local level are crucial.
Dakar, like other cities around the world, has made significant efforts to reduce its vulnerability to climate change, with the development and implementation of a real climate plan, the adoption of ambitious policies and the structuring projects underway for sustainable urban transport. With its approach based on consultation and the mobilisation of local actors, the Senegalese capital is ideally qualified to host the Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate in 2022.
The SMDC will also be an opportunity to showcase best practices in climate and biodiversity action on the African continent, collected through a call for contributions. The contributions campaign, launched in advance of the event and widely shared throughout the networks of non-state actors, will focus on different areas of expertise and strategic sectors: access to climate finance, mobility & transport, urban planning, institutional and operational governance, renewable energies, building & construction, urban development, adaptation & water, agriculture, food & reforestation, education & training, and circular economy.
Many networks and initiatives will be associated with the Dakar event: the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoMSSA) organising its annual conference, the MobiliseYourCity community of practice, the North/South Mobility Organising Authorities Club, the network of Francophone higher education and research establishments with the support of the AUF (Francophonie University Agency), Movin’On LAB Africa (African Mobility Observatory), etc.
The #SMDC2022 will include the following majors events: the CODATU XVIII Conference, the 2nd Territorial Assises of Urban Mobility and the 4th Climate Chance Summit Africa #SCCA2022 over 3 days, from the 4th to 6th October 2022 at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar.
CODATU XVIII Conference
International reference conference on sustainable urban mobility, bringing together academics, researchers, experts, local authorities, transport professionals and civil society to discuss ongoing challenges and future opportunities, and to exchange experiences in order to support international cooperation.
CETUD 2nd Territorial Assises of Urban Mobility
National and regional conference, co-organised with the Association of Mayors of Senegal (AMS), with the technical and financial partners of the State of Senegal, with the aim of dealing with the current and future challenges of sustainable urban mobility. It is a special moment of exchange to draw up an overview of the reforms and projects, but also to set out the perspectives in the context of accelerated development of African cities, in order to promote green, inclusive and climate change resilient urban transport systems.
4th Climate Chance Summit Africa
A unique annual meeting for climate action on the continent, bringing together African non-state actors and local governments, raising their actions, messages and projects to the front of the international climate scene through a vast call for contributions campaign feeding the Climate Chance cartography for action, which is an essential step in the progress of the roadmaps and concrete actions led by the African sectoral coalitions.
The exclusive programme, consisting of keynotes, interactive workshops and round tables bringing together the climate community in all its diversity, high-level personalities, experts and field actors, will offer :
. Discussions on the challenges of mitigation and adaptation to climate change,
. High-level plenary sessions,
. Sharing of best practices in climate action.
CODATU | Marie-Hélène Chapel | firstname.lastname@example.org
CLIMATE CHANCE | Virginie Foucault Rougé | email@example.com
CETUD | Fatou Diagne Diop | firstname.lastname@example.org
About the co-organisers
Cooperation for the Development and Improvement of Urban and Peri-urban Transport, an
international association whose mission is to support and promote sustainable urban mobility in cities of the South.
Dakar Urban Transport Executive Council, the organising authority for transport in the Dakar region, responsible for monitoring the implementation of the sectoral public transport policy defined by the State for the Dakar region.
Since 2015, Climate Chance is the only international organisation seeking to bring together all non-state actors recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): local authorities, businesses and civil society.