29 April 2024

Greater Antananarivo Urban Mobility Forum: the results

The first Greater Antananarivo Urban Mobility Forum, held on 24 and 25 April 2024, was a resounding success!

It had several objectives: firstly, to facilitate dialogue between mobility stakeholders, so that they could take stock and diagnose the current context. Secondly, to launch a real dynamic around the pilot project we are running and around other mobility improvement projects for Antananarivo and the secondary towns, and thus define an operational roadmap for the years to come.

Now that it’s time to take stock, let’s look back at the Forum.

On 24 April 2024, the Greater Antananarivo Urban Mobility Forum was opened by Mr Penjy Randrianarisoa, Mayor of Ivato, followed by official speeches by Messrs Arnaud Guillois, French Ambassador to Madagascar, François Durovray, Chairman of Codatu, and RAMONJAVELO Valéry Minister of Transport and Meteorology.

From left to right: François Durovray, Chairman of Codatu, Sandrina Randriamananjara Andriamanjato, Secretary General of the Ministry of Decentralisation and Town and Country Planning, RAMONJAVELO Valéry, Minister of Transport and Meteorology and Arnaud Guillois, French Ambassador to Madagascar.

A video illustrating a journey in Greater Antananarivo was shown to introduce the diagnosis of urban mobility. The diagnosis itself was then presented to raise awareness of the reality on the ground regarding urban mobility in Greater Antananarivo.

The morning concluded with a presentation of the “Zotra Fitaratra” project by Codatu and the sustainable mobility plan (PMUD) by Transitec.

This was followed by a series of presentations and sharing of experiences on urban mobility in southern cities such as Ouagadougou, Dakar and Abidjan, and in northern cities such as Lyon.

On 25 April 2024, four workshops were held in parallel. The general objective of the workshops was to define a roadmap for each of the themes.

  • The “governance” workshop consisted of a presentation of the current governance of mobility in Antananarivo and the creation of a Mobility Organising Authority and its financing.
  • The aim of the “intermodality” workshop was to define what intermodality means in Antananarivo, as well as the conditions required to implement this intermodality.
  • The aim of the “professionalisation of taxi be” workshop was to identify the professionalisation actions and measures essential to the modernisation and development of taxi be.
  • The aim of the “strategic planning” workshop was to establish a dialogue with the stakeholders, which would then enable the challenges of the sustainable mobility plan to be identified, to be carried out jointly by SuezTransitec, and DVDH over the next 18 months. The workshop highlighted that the renovation of road infrastructure was a priority for urban mobility in Greater Antananarivo.

On 26 April, following on from the Greater Antananarivo Urban Mobility Forum, a workshop was held on sustainable urban mobility for Madagascar’s provincial towns.

The Greater Antananarivo Urban Mobility Forum brought together a total of 130 people, all key players in urban mobility in Greater Antananarivo: Malagasy and French public authorities, national and international technical consultants and representatives of Antananarivo’s urban transport sector.

The Forum was a great success, demonstrating all the possible opportunities for developing sustainable urban mobility in Madagascar.