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Meet the TRANS-SAFE Project with Walk21 in Kigali, Rwanda

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Cover photo by Dylan Walters. (Kigali, Rwanda)

Meet the Trans-Safe consortium at the 23rd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities (16th -19th October). The conference features a road safety track and a Trans-safe peer exchange program.

Registration is now open through Kigali Walk21.

The Trans-Safe peer exchange and training agenda

Sunday 15 October

  • Car Free Day - join delegates to walk in the City of Kigali and then meet for dialogue with local advocacy groups.

Monday 16 October

  • Trans-Safe Project Team Meeting

  • Kick-off: Trans-Safe Peer Exchange Program and World Cafe

  • Application of NGO-led research findings and the Alliance

  • Accountability Toolkit: Advocating for 30 km/h urban speed zones in African cities. Patrick Kinyanjui, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, Switzerland.

Tuesday 17 October

  • Influence of built environment on walking behavior. Case study of Quelimane, Mozambique. Classio Joao Mendiate, University of Rwanda, Rwanda, and Eduardo Pelembe, Mozambique.

  • Plenary 2. Momentum for Safety, Walkability, Liveability. Patrick Kinyanjui, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

  • Site visit to Car Free Zone

  • Launching the Trans-safe Best Practice Guide

  • Walkshop to a School Zone (tbc)

Wednesday 18 October

  • The design approach and living labs partnerships towards multimodal mobility solutions. Jakub Galuszka and Oliver Lah, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

  • Showcasing walking investment best practice. Carly Gilbert-Patrick, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya.

  • Transforming urban paradigms through affordable actions: valuing people walking in Zambia. Chilekwa O'Brien, Zambia Road Safety Trust, Zambia

  • Walkshop: E. Participatory Analysis of Low-Cost Road Safety Interventions

Thursday 19 October

  • The role of training in building policy action for walking. Carly Gilbert-Patrick, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

  • Life after policy - measuring success. Carly Gilbert-Patrick, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya.

  • Closing Plenary. Connecting Research and Innovation to Action: Jim Walker, Walk21 Foundation, Alphonse Nkurunziza, University of Rwanda and Roger Behrens, University of Cape Town

Friday 20 October

Trans-Safe consortium are meeting for thematic trainings after the conference. These trainings include:

  • Safe Vehicles Training

  • Best Practice Guide

  • Post-crash care: Stop the Bleed (tbc)

Participants who attend more than 3 sessions including the world café will receive a participation certificate.

For the full conference agneda, please visit: Programme - Walk21 Kigali



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