15 September 2023

CODATU – AMUGA cooperation: a workshop organised by Transitec in Abidjan

[In May 2021, CODATU signed a 2-year technical cooperation agreement with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Greater Abidjan Urban Mobility Authority (AMUGA) in order to support AMUGA in establishing its governance and coordinating transport and mobility projects in Greater Abidjan through best practice exchange and capacity-building activities in the form of workshops and technical visits, and assistance in drafting terms of reference for new studies. ]

As part of the cooperation between CODATU and the Greater Abidjan Urban Mobility Authority (AMUGA), a workshop on the governance of future Multimodal Interchange Centres (PEM) in Greater Abidjan, led by Transitec, was held in Abidjan from 24 to 28 July 2023.

Complementing the feasibility study for 32 Multimodal Interchange Centres (MICs) and 150 stop-and-go points in Greater Abidjan, carried out by the Bruno Remoué & Associats, Suez Consulting, E2D and Transitec consortium, this workshop was designed to bring together stakeholders – decision-makers in the municipalities of Greater Abidjan, representatives of transport operators, umbrella organisations and mobility authorities – to discuss the governance of future MICs.

The three-day workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the management of existing bus stations and to define the governance model(s) to be adopted for future new stations.

The renovation and construction of new stations and stop-over points are in line with the following AMUGA objectives: to improve the quality of service for users and reduce load disruptions, and to improve the working conditions of small-scale transport operators by professionalising their activity.
The governance of MEPs and stopover points is one of the stumbling blocks in AMUGA’s drive to professionalise the sector.

Workshop day with representatives of the communes of Greater Abidjan