Side Event at the Africa Climate Summit 2023: Co-Investing in Leapfrogging to Sustainable Transport including E-Mobility

4 September 2023

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Africa/Nairobi)
Location: Kenya House, Africa Climate Summit, Nairobi

Join us for an empowering multi-stakeholder dialogue that will seek to chart the way-forward for African govern­ments and the international community towards a climate-neutral and socially equitable design of the transport sector, and achievement of the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.

Language(s): English

Organised by:
Kenyan Ministry of Roads and Transport, GIZ, UNDP and Agora Verkehrswende

When it comes to Africa's development, the transport sector plays a crucial role.  It is in the common interest and shared responsibility of the African governments and the international community to work together to initiate a change of direction towards a climate-neutral and socially equitable design of the transport sector.
In China, the US and Europe, there is consensus for the transport sector to move away from fossil fuel-based mobility. So, will dirty fossil fuel used vehicles continue to be shipped to African countries and will the growing demand for mobility lead to a shift of emissions from the North to the South? Or will African and international stakeholders join forces to leapfrog to sustainable transport, such as electric motorcycles and buses, in line with the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement? 
In response to these pressing questions, the joint event by the Government of Kenya, GIZ, UNDP and the think tank Agora Transport Transformation aims to initiate a dialogue with African leaders and change-makers. Such a dialogue is urgently needed to leapfrog to sustainable transport in Africa.


  • Mohamed Daghar, Principal
    Secretary, State Department of
    Transport, Kenya
  • Kamugisha Kazaura,
    Director Infrastructure and
    Energy, African Union
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Managing
    Director, GIZ
  • Ahunna Eziakonwa, United
    Nations Development
    Programme Assistant
    Administrator and Regional
    Director for Africa
10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport