VREF and Walk21 support national walking policies

A new partnership of Walk21 and Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF) will support up to 56 national governments with the development of effective national walking policies that deliver improvements to health and well-being, mitigate climate change, and reduce road fatalities. The policy training was announced on 15th November 2022, during the event titled The Role of …

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2022 awardees of Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship announced

Robert Ambunda and Lucia Game have been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Scholarship Award for transformative research proposals to challenge conventional wisdom. Robert Ambunda, also known within VREF:s MAC network, is the lead researcher in the Mobility Lab at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Namibia. He is also one of …

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Call for applications: Grants to catalyze curriculum change

Do you want to be part of developing new, online postgraduate courses, modules, and educational resources in areas related to urban transport and mobility at universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)?  The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) welcomes applications for grants to catalyze curriculum change in these areas. Extendended deadline for submission of applications is 1 …

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Study commissioned to the WRI-China is now available

”Status and Opportunities of Shared Mobility Systems in China” VREF commissioned a report about Informal Public transport to the Future Mobility Project teams, working for the Sustainable Cities Program at the World Resources Institute-China. In response to the challenges of both COVID-19 and climate change, the public transport needs to be redefined. Traditional “public transport” …

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