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Action for Walking – The Affordable and Essential Steps to Improve Walkability

16-19 October 2023, Kigali, Rwanda

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The 23rd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities will be hosted by the University of Rwanda, in partnership with the City of Kigali, UNEP and Walk21 Foundation between 16 and 19 October, 2023.

The University of Rwanda, in partnership with the City of Kigali and UNEP, is proud to host Walk21 Kigali in 2023, the first Walk21 conference on the African continent. 

Together with experts from across Africa and around the globe, we will share insights and expertise on how to develop and implement walking policies and programmes that deliver walkable communities and safer streets, broader community participation and enhance the value of walking.

We are inviting politicians, engineers, campaigners, academics and planners to share their experience and be part of the discussions and activities at Walk21 Kigali.

You are invited to discuss the affordable actions that are transforming the urban paradigm; helping deliver on safety, equity and climate goals and are attracting investment for urban development that supports people walking.

Join us as we explore what makes a successful national policy, local action or transformative project for walking.

Themes

The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Action for Walking – Affordable, Essential Steps to Improve Walkability’.

Improving road safety for people walking

The University of Rwanda is developing a centre of excellence in transport and logistics for conducting research

Planning for walking in low-income neighbourhoods

More than 60% of the population in Africa live in low-income

Building walking policy actions to reach the SDGs and climate goals

Walking is being talked up as an affordable, quick, and reliable solution

Financing and governance models for walking infrastructure

Recent research in partnership with development banks.

Partners

The University of Rwanda, in partnership with the City of Kigali and UN Environment , is proud to host Walk21 Kigali in 2023, the first Walk21 conference on the African continent.

The University of Rwanda will work in partnership with the Walk21 Foundation as the host partner and a key connection to the knowledge and skills in science, technology and engineering that support better walking environments and traffic management. The staff team, led by Dr. Alphonse Nkurunziza, has a global reputation as leaders of translating the required knowledge into action to benefit the everyday life of citizens and this will underpin the conference programme.

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Registration

We are dedicated to ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in our upcoming conference, and as part of our commitment, we have made the decision to offer the registration completely free of charge. This approach enables us to create an environment that fosters diversity and encourages the participation of a wider range of participants from the region.
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Questions

Do you have questions about the conference or would you like to discuss your idea for the Call for Contributions with the organisers? Don’t hesitate to contact the organisers at kigali@walk21.com or send us a message using our contact form.

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