Re-imagining the future of urban mobility in African Cities

18 September – 18 October 2020


Join us and share your efforts, ideas, activities and upcoming events that are shaping sustainable mobility systems in African cities. All ideas and actions are welcome!

At a glance 

AfricanMobilityMonth (AMM) advocates for people-centred, low carbon and resilient mobility that contributes positively to urban citizen’s health and wellbeing by promoting sustainable and equitable mobility and transport in African cities.

This month-long social media campaign seeks to elevate mobility trends, projects, and initiatives implemented by ICLEI Africa, local governments and mobility partners across the continent.

This digital platform provides the space to share knowledge, experiences and resources as well as coordinate events and activities such as car-free days and open streets to celebrate the importance of urban mobility for liveable, connected cities.

Get Involved


Join the conversation and contribute to the campaign

Share images of your cities and regions, showcasing impactful urban mobility initiatives and projects

Share your thoughts and ideas through case studies, videos, project reports and news articles which explore to the themes below

Share them with us and the broader mobility community by using #AfricanMobilityMonth on Twitter and Instagram


Moving in our cities

What does your city’s mobility system look like? This theme unpacks the complexity of urban mobility and transport systems and the aspects required to create liveable cities that enhance citizen’s quality of life.

Realising low-carbon mobility

What do cities need to transition to sustainable low carbon mobility options for increased socio-economic prosperity and decreased environmental impact?

Active mobility for health and wellbeing

Non-Motorised transport is a primary mode of transport in African cities. This theme unpacks the policy and spatial planning requirements in making walking and cycling attractive while promoting equity,  health, wellbeing, social-cohesion and reduced air pollution in African cities.

The logistics that sustain our cities

Goods and services move in formal and informal ways in African cities. How do local governments support these different modes? How can they adopt sustainable alternatives such as ecologistics to advance low-carbon urban freight? This theme explores potential regulatory, planning and logistical instruments?

Business and innovation for sustainable mobility

What are the levers required to realise sustainable urban mobility and transport systems. This theme explores new and unique public-private partnerships and business models which promote sustainable urban mobility and transport through business, innovation and technology

Upcoming Events

18 September

– Start of #AfricanMobilityMonth
– Twitter Chat #AfricanMobilityMonth
– World Parking Day

21-22 September

World Car Free Day: Virtual Summit, For more information, see here

22 September

World Car Free Day

01 October

SA Transport Month

05 October

World Habitat Day

06 October

RISE Africa webinar: Unpacking inclusive mobility in African cities. Register here

24 September

Street Minds Gathering online talks (OpenStreets Cape Town): #StreetsForPeople. Register here

30 September

TUMI Podcast Episode 4: Mobility in Africa. Tune in here.

07 October

– World Metropolitan Day
Young Urbanists – a moderated discussion: A vision for post-Covid mobility in African cities.

08 October

ICLEI Daring Cities: Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility in Côte d’Ivoire by 2050 (Climate Chance virtual workshop).  For more information see here and to register here

11 October

Ethiopia walking and cycling day organised by the Ministry of Transport. See here for more information.

12 October

ICLEI Daring Cities – Active Mobility: Bringing People Together. Register here

13 October

ICLEI Daring Cities – EcoLogistics: Achieving low emission urban freight transport. Register here

14 – 15 October

Virtual Indaba: Growing the NMT footprint in the City of Tshwane: It needs all of us (C40 CFF in partnership with The Barefoot Facilitator).

15 October

 ICLEI Daring Cities – Eco-Logistics Principles: Pathway to sustainability. Register here

16 October

– ICLEI Daring Cities – Decarbonising Transport: No silver bullet. Register here
Resilience & Transportation series – Lessons from Africa’s Response to COVID-19 (Hosted by NUMO Alliance). Register here

22 October

ICLEI Daring Cities: The role of Transport for urban resilience – COVID-19, climate emergency and other crises (UN-Habitat online workshop). Register here

27 – 29 October

Smart Africa Mobility Summit. For more information, see here



We need to protect vulnerable road users such as children, and this means improving road safety – especially around schools.

Hon. Chilando Chitangala

Deputy Mayor of Lusaka


A working public transport system, supported by an inter-connected NMT network is essential to provide the community with the necessary flexibility to travel around the City.

Hon. Muesee Kazapua

Mayor of Windhoek



Contact Ryan.Fisher@iclei.org and Jehan.Bhikoo@iclei.org for more information.