11:30 - 13:00 Plenary 2: Transport for Green and Inclusive Growth

Objective of Session

The size of the transport infrastructure and systems in Africa has been growing steadily over the past few decades, but has this growth been following a “green and inclusive” path?  This session will look at the evolving social and environmental challenges and how countries, international institutions and think tanks are gearing up to face these challenges, ensuring that Africa maximize its economic and social gains by adopting more green and inclusive transport systems. How to promote that approach, starting up from strategic level planning and down to system designs?


  • Jane Akumu - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Stefanie Holzwarth - UN Habitat
  • Aage Jorgensen - Nordic Development Fund
  • Christopher Kost - Institution of Transport Development and Policy
  • Carel Snyman - South African National Energy Development Institute

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire