Sustainable Transportation and Economic Development in Africa: Stories from the Field

Presented by the Wagner Transportation Association (WTA)

In rural and underdeveloped areas of Africa, the lack of reliable and affordable transportation is one of the largest obstacles to economic development and employment. It also severely limits access to critical services, especially health care. At the same time, the continent suffers from continuing deforestation and environmental degradation.

We'll hear from Aimee Gauthier, of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy; and John Mutter of the Bamboo Bike Project, about their organizations' work supplying Africa with bicycles which improve access to vital services and opportunities and in so doing creating employment and protecting African forests.