Week for sustainable mobility and climate 2022

The CODATU Association, CETUD and the Climate Chance Association are joining forces to organise the Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate to be held in Dakar, Senegal, from the 3rd to 7th October 2022.

This week will aim to bring together the community of African mobility and climate actors, and facilitate exchanges with other international experts. A large number of workshops and plenary sessions will be held in order to foster dialogue between different actors on the challenges of sustainable mobility and to strengthen climate action at the local level in Africa. Together, the actors of the SMDC will adopt the “Dakar Declaration”, a high-level contribution to the COP27 which will take place one month later in Egypt. The challenges of daily mobility in African countries, particularly in urban areas, and the fight against climate change at the local level are crucial.

The SMDC will also be an opportunity to showcase best practices in climate and biodiversity action on the African continent, collected through a call for contributions focused on, among others: renewable energies, building & construction, urban development, adaptation & water, agriculture, food & reforestation, education & training, circular economy, etc.

Many networks and initiatives will be associated with the Dakar event: the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoMSSA) organising its annual conference, the MobiliseYourCity community of practice, the North/South Mobility Organising Authorities Club, the network of Francophone higher education and research establishments with the support of the AUF (Francophonie University Agency), Movin’On LAB Africa (African Mobility Observatory), etc.