Frankfurt (Germany), January 2020. Last Thursday, together with TU Berlin and difgl — Deutsches Instititut für Gutes Leben, GCAF organized its first webinar on Mobility in Africa to shine a spotlight on the continent’s nascent mobility industry. Our webinar panel was comprised of experienced players in the European and African Mobility and Transportation sectors that have all formed partnerships through GCAF’s work with GIZ’s Strategic Partnership Technology in Africa (SPTA) network.
Thanks to their diverse backgrounds, our five distinguished panelists each provided their unique perspectives on the shifting mobility trends happening in Africa and an optimistic outlook on how providing alternative mobility solutions for Africans can be achieved in a sustainable and affordable manner using vehicles such as anywhere’s revolutionary e-cargo bikes.
Mobility expert Christoph Henseler shed light on Africa as a greenfield for implementing sustainable technologies particularly in mobility. If you would like to know more about difgl and the work Christoph is involved in, reach out to him at email@example.com.
Taking us on a journey to Sharpeville township, South Africa were Nicho Ntema, Nkapu Ranake and Oliver Higson who showed us how building robust e-bikes has provided a means to indeed #forget roads, help a community to support itself even during a global pandemic and provide women in the township with new and exciting employment opportunities.
To learn more about the awesome work being done in Sharpeville township visit www.anywhere.africa or contact Nicho at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nkapu at email@example.com. For more information on anywhere.berlin’s innovative bikes, reach out to Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.anywhere.berlin.
Wyson Lungu provided us with a case study on how his company Onyx Connect is using bicycles to enable rural women dairy farmers to earn more for their produce. If you’d like to know more about Onyx Connect’s great work check out their website or email Wyson directly at email@example.com.
We are grateful to our panelists and all who attended the webinar and look forward to bringing you follow up events in this series.
In case you missed it, check it out our YouTube channel to view the webinar.