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SUNDAY 15 OCT 2023

CAR-FREE DAY

09:00 - 10:00 AM

Kigali Car Free Day

Walk with us!

10:00 - 12:30 PM

City Tour by bus or on foot

MONDAY 16 OCT 2023

LOCATION: TBD

09:00

Registration

Open all day

11:00 - 12:30 PM

Workshops Session 1

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Walking as transport: Determinants, barriers and opportunities in Nairobi’s low and middle income areas Paschalin Basil University of Nairobi Kenya
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
Transformative Living Labs for safe and climate-neutral cities Oliver Lah Urban Living Lab Center Germany
Assessing and modelling the usage of pedestrian traffic infrastructure and facilities in Ghanian cities: Accra and Kumasi Samuel A. Ajayi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
Volvo Research and Educational Foundations workshop Henrik Nolmark VREF Sweden

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Workshops Session 2

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Financing Walking and Cycling: Unlocking the potential of local resources and financing opportunities Janene Tuniz UN Environment Programme Kenya
Global Thinking – An Irish perspective Jason King Get Ireland Walking Ireland
Mayoral Active Mobility Program Horst Heimstädt SADC Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Namibia
Enhancing Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility: A Study on Creating Women and Children Friendly Pedestrian Infrastructure on Jogoo Road, Nairobi, Kenya Mercy Edna Technical University of Kenya Kenya
Quality of the walking environment: importance, assessment, and supportive policies – Feedback from an international conversation Tamara Bozovic University of the West of England United Kingdom

03:30 - 4:00 PM

Break

04:00 - 05:30 PM

Workshops Session 3

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Settlement upgrading through street-led transformation in African cities Stefanie Holzwarth UN-Habitat Kenya
Perception of roundabout safety among pedestrians of different age groups in Lagos, Nigeria Damilola Ayoke Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
Seeds of Transformation: How complete streets help transform mobility systems and cities for pedestrians Ariadne Samios WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Brazil
Ensuring pedestrian safety in an e-mobility era – A SOLUTIONSPlus and TRANS-SAFE workshop for African cities and beyond Andreia Lopes Azevedo POLIS Network Belgium

6:30 PM

Evening Reception Ubumwe Grande Hotel

TUESDAY 17 OCT 2023

LOCATION: TBD

08:00

Registration

Opens from 8:00 am

09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session 1. Action for Walking

Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
CEO Bronwen Thornton Walk21 Foundation
Mayor Pudence Rubingisa City of Kigali Rwanda
Vice Chancellor University of Rwanda Rwanda
Regional Director UN Environment Programme
Ernest Nsabimana Minister of Infrastructure Rwanda

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Break

Walk with us!

11:00 - 12:30 PM

P1.1 National Approaches/Strategies

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
The National Walking Strategy as a strategic and operational planning tool for the transition to climate neutrality Kalliopi Papadaki Ministry of Environment & Energy Greece
Improving road safety for children walking in school areas through a national guide Thuy Anh Hoang Asia Injury Prevention Foundation Vietnam
Getting Ireland Walking: Using systems approaches to strengthen local and national walking promotion in Ireland Dylan Power South East Technological University Ireland
Safe Walkable Environments Toolkit for Mexican Cities
Rodrigo Guerrero Maldonado Montes Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure Mexico
Sonia Aguilar WRI Mexico

11:00 - 12:30 PM

P1.2 Youth and Road Safety

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Safer streets: safer girls and boys in Sinaloa, Mexico Miguel Toscano Refleacciona con Responsabilidad Mexico
Multi-sectoral and multi-pronged approaches to create a safe working environment: lesson learned from Pleiku, Vietnam
Kim Lua Global Road Safety Partnership Switzerland
Hong Bui Asia Injury Prevention Foundation Vietnam
Action for Walking – The affordable and essential steps to improve walkability ITDP USA
Learners’ perspectives on road safety and environmental risks associated with walks to school: A photovoice study in Blantyre, Malawi Bosco Chinkonda Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Malawi

11:00 - 12:30 PM

P1.3 Walkability and Health

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Measuring the health and wellbeing impacts of mobility in low-income neighbourhoods of Kenyan cities Steve Cinderby University of York United Kingdom
Influence of built environment on walking behaviour. Case study of Quelimane, Mozambique. Classio Joao Mendiate University of Rwanda Rwanda
Contribution of the technique of filmed commented paths combined with interviews to identify barriers to the mobility of people with disabilities in Algeria Chibane Sami Ramzi National Union of Algerian Disabled People France
Walkable Neighborhoods: Linkages between Place, Health and Happiness
Lorraine D’Arcy
University of Galway
Ireland
Kevin Leyden

11:00 - 12:30 PM

Walkshops Session 1

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Everyday user perspective on road-safety utilizing a mobile crowd-mapping-tool Catharina Lutz University of Applied Science Karlsruhe Germany
Shade and light for pedestrians in low-income communities: a creative, low-cost structure to provide shade and light equity at bus stops with a gender perspective
Jorge Cáñez KDI
USA
Naria Kiani KDI

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 - 03:30 PM

Plenary Session 2. Momentum for Safety, Walkability, Liveablity

Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Bruce Appleyard San Diego State University USA
Nhan Tran World Health Organization Switzerland
Soames Job Global Road Safety Solutions Pty. Ltd. Australia
Patrick Kinyanjui Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Kenya
Elizabeth K.T. Sackey
Mayor of Accra Ghana
Nneke Henry Global Road Safety Fund Switzerland
Vice Minister low income neighbourhoods Mozambique

03:30 - 4:00 PM

Break

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P2.1 Walking Experiences

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Learning by Walking: Understanding walking and realities of pedestrians in Kumasi, Ghana Alexander Marful Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
Experience with citizen centered speed and noise workshops Geert van Waeg johanna.be Belgium
Walking or not walking Azeb Tesfaye Legese University of Kassel Germany
By Foot, On Foot – Understanding experiential realities of walking to make a living in Kumasi, Ghana Taru Niskanen Aalto University Finland

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P2.2 Schools and Data

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Digital tools in decision-making processes for healthier and safer walkable environments
Sonia Aguilar WRI Mexico Mexico
Jorge Melchor WRI Mexico Mexico
Implementation of a technical guide to improve pedestrian mobility: The case of the city of Yaoundé Angelin Zegha Consultant – Urban Mobility Expert Cameroon
The effects of socio – economic factors of 10–12 year-old school children’s households on Active Transportation in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Sylvester Hayker The Technical University of Kenya Kenya
Risk Elimination on Walks to School (REmWalks) Monica Nzanga Kamuzu University of Health Science Malawi

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P2.3 Active Mobility Promotion

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Ciempiés Diana Durán Bogotá Secretariat of Mobility Colombia
Addressing the commercial determinants of health: The case for truth in transportation advertising Kristie Daniel HealthBridge Canada
A collaborative framework for building active environments: A tangible difference to the climate crisis, making it desirable for students to actively travel to school. Tracey Lydon An Taisce (an Irish environmental education and advocacy NGO called ‘The Treasure’) Ireland
Making the journey to and from school safer for scholar pedestrians in Cape Town (South Africa): Lessons from the Walking Safely to School Programme. Patrick Muchaka ChildSafe South Africa South Africa

04:00 - 5:30 PM

PechaKuchas 1

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Walk Safe to School Lieve Snoeckx Voetgangersbeweging vzw/Octopusplan Belgium
Climate PechaKucha: Walk the climate talk through storytelling Koalisi Pejalan Kaki Pedestrian Jogja Indonesia
Freedom2WalkCycle&Run Campaign for city leaders and citizens. A V Venugopal Institute for Transportation & Development Policy India
Impediment to walking as a form of active mobility in Akure, Nigeria Samuel Olorunfemi Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria
Improved access to economic opportunities through walking for women in informal settlements, Nairobi Juliet Rita Africa Network for Walking and Cycling Kenya
Improving Urban Mobility in Kisii Municipality Kemuma Moseti Kisii Municipality Kenya
Making walking in Nairobi safe, inclusive, and enjoyable: The CAMA Project Mary Mwangi University of Nairobi Kenya
Micromobility and walking: The Brussels case study. Arne Robbe walk.brussels Belgium

6:30 PM

Evening Reception

WEDNESDAY 18 OCT 2023

LOCATION: TBD

08:00 AM

Registration

09:00 - 10:30 AM

Plenary Session 3. Building the streets and neighbourhoods we need

Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Crystal Asige Senator Parliament of Kenya Kenya
Chris Kost Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
El Sayad Metwalli Land Transport Regulatory Authority Egypt
Vice Mayor Kigali Rwanda
Cecilia Andersson UN-Habitat

11:00 - 12:30 AM

P3.1 Advocacy for Walking

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Walkable City Prize Leticia Leda Sabino Instituto Caminhabilidade Brazil
Pamoja Road Safety Initiative Partnership to improve road safety in Nairobi: An NGO’s perspective Lucas Gachuru Pamoja Road Safety Initiative Kenya
Assessing sidewalk walkability in Nairobi CBD using Global Walkability Index. Caroline Matara Technical University of Kenya Kenya
Filling the Gaps – A case of Pune’s streets usability investigation Pranjal Kulkarni Institute for Transportation and Development Policy India

11:00 - 12:30 AM

P3.2 Rural Access

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
“Allin Kawsay”: A walking experience engaging quechua communities in Cusco, Perú Liliana Valverde Red Arquitectura Perú Peru
Rwanda peri-urban and rural mobility and access Linda Bihire Bridges to Prosperity USA
‘I would prefer to have a car’: Understanding and mitigating the limitations of walking in rural Sub-Saharan Africa Gail Jennings Gail Jennings South Africa

11:00 - 12:30 AM

P3.3 Schools and Road Safety

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Safety perception and safety measures: joint forces to improve safety for youth around schools Rafaela Machado International Road Assessment Programme United Kingdom
Young road users speak up and engage in decision-making to improve safe walking Thuy Anh Hoang Asia Injury Prevention Foundation Vietnam
Urban spaces design, mobility and safety of children walking to school: Insights from Nairobi’s low-income neighbourhoods Erick Manga University of Nairobi Kenya
Walkable school zones: experiences from urban interventions in Africa and Brazil Ariadne Samios WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Ethiopia

11:00 - 12:30 AM

PechaKuchas 2

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Montevideo Pacified: A multilevel strategy to achieve a city designed for people and free of road violence Reena Mahajan Studio Divercity Uruguay
Policy implications for redeveloping a city geared to encourage walking Abiola Fagbenro Lagos State University Nigeria
Promoting safer walking: Botswana case study Maatla Otsogile Society of Road Safety Ambassadors Botswana
Urban Narratives and Imaginaries: How does the idea of a modern city affect walkability in cities of the Global South Raphael Mak Raphael Mak Studio Sweden
Walk around town: An assessment of the safety of walking space in Lusaka City Wilma Nchito The University of Zambia Zambia
Walking Courtyards: A comparative study using a combination of walking and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the pedestrian experience in the city
Jumana Hamdani Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden
Sepa Sama University of California USA
Walking to Schools – Making it possible in Hanoi, Vietnam Abhimanyu Prakash Global Designing Cities Initiative USA

12:30 - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break / Poster presentations (24)

02:00 - 03:30 PM

Plenary Session 4. Financing the Future we want

Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Yi (Nina) Yang The World Bank
Claudia Adriazola-Steil WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Carly Gilbert-Patrick UN Environment Programme

03:30 - 04:00 PM

Break

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P4.1 Low-income neighborhoods

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
The challenges and achievements: Improving walking environment for children in a low-income city in India
Kim Lua Global Road Safety Partnership
India
Bijaylakshmi Borpuzari Centre for Environment Education
An evaluation of walking in accessing jobs, healthcare, markets, and educational facilities in low-income communities in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria Charles Asenime Lagos State University Nigeria
User perspectives on the conditions of urban walkways in Accra Metropolis Clifford Koranteng University of Cape Coast Ghana
Planning for active mobility to foster social justice Caroline Cerfontaine European Cyclists’ Federation Belgium

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P4.2 Multimodal and Technological Approaches

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Planning and governance of walking on streets with competing uses Paulo Anciaes University College London United Kingdom
The design approach and living labs partnerships towards multimodal mobility solutions
Jakub Galuszka Technical University of Berlin
Germany
Oliver Lah
Associations between the deployment of shared e-scooters and walking experiences Tamara Bozovic University of the West of England United Kingdom
The influence of smart technologies in improving road safety for people walking and liveable communities in cities. The case of Kigali City David Mihigo Ardhi University Tanzania, United Republic of

04:00 - 5:30 PM

P4.3 Case Studies

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Revitalizing the historic downtown of Guayaquil by improving walkability. The case of the Panama street.
Ricardo Pozo Universidad Espíritu Santo (UEES)
Ecuador
Isabel Escobar
Comparing pedestrian safety in Accra and Lagos – Two key west African cities. Musa Bala Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute Nigeria
Demonstrating the possibility of low-speed zones in Delhi, India Uditi Agarwal Global Designing Cities Initiative USA
The role of walkability in creating sustainable cities and communities. The case of the city of Bejaia in Algeria Yacine Mansouri University of Liège Belgium

04:00 - 5:30 PM

Walkshops Session 2

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
How to plan for inclusive and sustainable urban transport: A toolbox to conduct a Safety Audit Ragina Gitau Flone Initiative Kenya

THURSDAY 19 OCT 2023

LOCATIONS: TBD

08:00 AM

Registration

09:00 - 10:30 AM

P5.1 Gender

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Womxn Walk at midnight in South Africa: Breathe deep oh moonlight! and take back the night Amrita Pande University of Cape Town South Africa
Investigating young men’s experiences of walking to the bus in low-income neighbourhoods of Cape Town and London Bradley Rink Durham University, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, Transaid United Kingdom
Step Up: Walkability and gender inclusion for sustainable cities and communities Carlos Cañas Walk21 Foundation Italy
Walking together – Walking solutions with gender and race perspective Leticia Leda Sabino Instituto Caminhabilidade Brazil

09:00 - 10:30 AM

P5.2 Road Safety Tools

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Update of global benchmark of safety conditions for vulnerable road users Monica Olyslagers International Road Assessment Programme United Kingdom
Revving up Road Safety: Artificial Intelligence’s impactful collection of road death data using journalistic notes in Mexico, an option for developing countries Alejandra Leal Céntrico Mexico

09:00 - 10:30 AM

P5.3 Policy Development and Financing

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Integrating walking in long-term strategic planning processes: Insights from Dakar’s recent Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Julien Allaire Transitec, Head of International Operations Senegal
The role of training in building policy action for walking Carly Gilbert-Patrick United Nations Environment Programme Kenya
Whose responsibility is it anyway? Differences in how professions view walking and walkability
Lorraine D’Arcy
TU Dublin
Ireland
Kevin Leyden
Malawi Targets 500 km of segregated pedestrian ways in next 15 years. Joel Jere Road Safety Alert Foundation Malawi

09:00 - 10:30 AM

Roundtables

Title Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Enhancing street accessibility and security in Kigali for caregivers and young children Blaise Rusagara University of Rwanda College Of Science And Technology Rwanda
Moving the child and adolescent safer mobility agenda forward: lessons learned from the 5-year Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge Carlos Pardo Global Road Safety Partnership Switzerland
Walking in Shared Space Pieter de Haan Foundation Kenniscentrum Sharedspace Netherlands
Local Markets Walkability: Experiences from Tanzania Furaha Abwe Urban Planning for Community Change Tanzania, United Republic of
Public-private partnership approach that is curving pathways for walkers in Malawi Thoko Chenjezi Road Safety Alert Foundation Malawi
Citizens’ participation in designing walkable cities Cyprine Odada Critical Mass Nairobi Kenya
A comparative study on governance processes in promoting walking for sustainable urban mobility in Kisii, Kenya and Nzuzu, Malawi Gladys Nyachieo Multimedia University of Kenya Kenya
Pan-African Action Plan for Active Mobility (PAAPAM) – A commitment towards better walking and cycling. Constant Cap United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Kenya
Walking unwalkable cities: challenges, experiences, and methods Daniel Oviedo University College London United Kingdom
Life after policy – measuring success Carly Gilbert-Patrick United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Kenya
Sustainable, secure and inclusive walkability Evans John Freelancer Planners Kenya

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 - 01:00 PM

Closing Plenary: Connecting Research and Innovation to Action

Name Last Name Affiliation Country Location
Roger Behrens University of Cape Town South Africa
Henrik Nolmark Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Sweden
Winne Mitullah
Alphonse Nkurunziza University of Rwanda Rwanda
Jim Walker Walk21 Foundation

01:00 - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 - 03:00 PM

Workshops Session 2

FRIDAY 20 OCT 2023
Training and Project Meetings

09:00 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Training and Project Meetings

11:00 - 1:00 PM

POSTERS

Title Name Last Name Organization Country
Why do pedestrians walk off the sidewalks? The case of pedestrian road safety in Mekelle city streets Sara Amare Mekelle University Ethiopia
Orla Centro Niterói – Urban Qualification Project Betina Araujo Niterói City Hall Brazil
Pedestrian infrastructure availability and accessibility on urban highways Joel Asaju Lagos State University Nigeria
Factor analysis of community-ranked built environment factors contributing to pedestrian injury risk in Kampala, Uganda Esther Bayiga Zziwa Makerere University School of Public Health Uganda
Availability of walkable public spaces and urban health living Sensasi Boney Advocates for Public Spaces Uganda
There is no one right way to walk Edna Buckshtein Israeli Sport for All Association Israel
Showcasing walking investment best practice Carly Gilbert-Patrick United Nations Environment Programme Kenya
Safe Walk – Road safety lessons for school kids in Buea, southwest region of Cameroon Strong Haus Stronghaus Foundation Cameroon
Actions against the confiscation of pedestrian rights in Niamey, Niger Maiga Djibo Ibrahim NGO Public Spaces for All Niger
Accessible walkways for people with physical disabilities Josiane Ingabire University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology Rwanda
Non-motorized transport in informal settlements: case study Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya Daniel Irungu Maseno University Kenya
Crosswalk mapping for road safety awareness in Surabaya, Indonesia Koalisi Pejalan Kaki Koalisi Pejalan Kaki Indonesia
Sustainable approaches to improving the safety of vulnerable road users on African city roads. Case study of selected streets in Cape Coast, Ghana Joseph Kigozi PROME Consultants Limited Uganda
Urban spaces design and children’s’ active school travel. A case of Kumasi, Ghana Bert Manieson University of Cape Coast Ghana
Analysis of pedestrian level of service and flows on sidewalks at Nairobi CBD Caroline Matara Technical University of Kenya Kenya
Non-motorized transport planning in Nairobi neighbourhoods, a case study of Kimathi Estate. Daniel Munene University of Nairobi Kenya
Policy failure? Non-motorised infrastructure in Nairobi Munyiva Mutinda University of Nairobi Kenya
Effect of walking and cycling (NMT) facilities for health and safety of road users Eugene Nzabonimpa University of Rwanda Rwanda
Transforming urban paradigms through affordable actions: valuing people walking in Zambia Chilekwa O’Brien Zambia Road Safety Trust Zambia
Equity, walkability, and neighbourhood deprivation in Lagos metropolitan area: a comparative analysis of two communities Damilola Monsurat Odekunle University of Lagos Nigeria
Building cities DNA healthy Freyja Pérez Keller SnailStep Spain
Developing walkability index from the perspective of financing authority (Slovenian case) Vlasta Rodošek University of Maribor
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture
Department of Transportation Engineering
Maribor, Slovenia
Slovenia
The pedestrian experience of walking by high streets in London. Daytime and Nighttime perspective. Luz Yazmin Viramontes CAMINA Center of Pedestrian Mobility Studies Mexico
Urban regeneration in campus area towards pedestrian-oriented: case study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Pedestrian Yogyakarta Pedestrian Jogja Indonesia


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