Lessons from Africa's Response to COVID-19 Webinar




Cities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and are facing significant challenges such as how to provide reliable transportation for health and other essential workers while promoting public safety. In Resilience & Transportation: Lessons from Africa’s Response to COVID-19, Janene Tuniz of the United Nations Environment Programme's Share the Road initiative presents results and insights from a survey of local officials on how they are responding to mobility needs during COVID-19. Emmanuel John of the Transport Growth Initiative shares how Nigeria is working to accelerate the development of sustainable urban mobility to catalyze recovery from the pandemic. Finally, Jean-Paul Munyandamutsa will present on efforts the city of Kigali has undertaken in response to transportation challenges.

This webinar is part of the Resilience & Transportation webinar series hosted by EUROCLIMA+, TUMI, GIZ, the United Nations Environment Programme, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and NUMO. This webinar was presented in English and recorded on October 16, 2020.


  • Emmanuel John — Director of Administration & Strategy, Transport Growth Initiative
  • Janene Tuniz — Project Coordinator, Share the Road Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Jean-Paul Munyandamutsa — Director General of Social & Good Governance, City of Kigali

Moderated by Leanne Kaplan (NUMO).


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