FABIO - African Institute for Sustainable Transport and Development Solutions

FABIO with support from UNHABITAT has continually participated in the SUSTRAN project meetings, giving insights on the feasibility studies and other documents provided by the contractors. This participation has yielded positive results especially in the areas of Non-Motorized Transport, For instance some of the stakeholders that were initially ignored like UTODA, were brought on Board during BRT technical committee meetings, also lots of contributions have been made in relation to NMT planning and designs. We have also gone ahead to carry out a stakeholder mapping and analysis with emphasis on NMT, this will play a big role in implementing stakeholder engagement activities. Implementation of BRT in Kampala has been hit by a number of technical challenges in the past months; we are only glad that work will resume soon. On the other hand the SUSTRAN project in Kampala launched in January 2011 has not been spared of challenges and as I write its fate is not clear until now, however, FABIO has continued to ensure presence of project even with this disjointed project implementation. However, under normal circumstances, to take BRT onwards FABIO would undertake a situational analysis on the BRT Pilot corridors as the data collection methodology has already been developed.

Besides SUSTRAN Project, FABIO has continued with other initiatives in the fight to promote sustainable transport solutions in Kampala, For instance FABIO with support from UNEP has been part of the NMT Pilot Project Kampala. Besides providing technical advice, FABIO carried out a rapid assessment along the NMT pilot routes that’s Namirembe road- Luwum street corridor, and some sections of neighboring streets. In addition we have continually played a big role in promoting NMT through organizing car free days 2011 and 2013 and in process of organizing car free day 2013 in partnership with KCCA. In 2014 we organized a workshop on car free day to ensure other stakeholders especially CSOs through Civil Society Coalition on Transport (CISCOT), KCCA and the Private sector are brought on board for better success. Furthermore, FABIO and its partner organization EURIST recently introduced the cable car initiative in Uganda. Having initiated this, FABIO through the Executive Director Mr. Kayemba Patrick participated in the exposure visit in Germany and Algeria together with the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) representatives and the Executive Director of KCCA at the beginning of this year. As per now this is at the process of securing consultants for the feasibility study.

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