MAC, Mobility and Access in African Cities

Research Forum on e-mobility – catch up with recording

This Recording is from the online MAC NextGen Research Forum 17 April 2024, where we focused on: Towards a Decarbonised Mobility Future? Exploring the e-mobility landscape in African cities As the world moves toward cleaner and more eco-friendly fuel alternatives in transport, Africa too is playing its part in transitioning to a decarbonised future. Electric

Welcome to Cape Town!

This week we celebrate African transport research, during the first ever African Transport Research Conference, which we co-organise together with Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. For program, news and updates – visit the official conference website. This conference is a landmark event in several ways. It is the largest convening to date of

Catch up with recording from MAC Research Forum 6 December

Dear scholars in the VREF community, 6 December we arranged a virtual Research Forum presenting and discussing three projects within the Mobility and Access in African Cities program (MAC) . Focus of the day was  ”New tools for improving user information and developing more inclusive paratransit planning”. If you missed out you can now see

Free Online Course: Essential GIS for Transport & Logistics

Starting October 2023 colleagues within the VREF MAC Network offer an opportunity to sharpen your skills on GIS for transport and logistics. 30 hours comprehensive, certified and asynchronous training will be offered via a free online course, sponsored by VREF. A short practical information follows below and full information is available in THIS FLYER (pdf).

Call for Abstracts – African Transport Research Conference 2024

We hope to see you in Cape Town Next Year – during the first African Transport Research Conference, taking place 5-7 March. The conference will be arranged and hosted by VREF and Center for Transport Studied at University of Cape Town. The deadline for the Call for Abstracts has been extended, to 1 August. See

Stakeholder workshop 17 January

A stakeholder workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam and online 17 January, to disseminate project findings from The VREF funded MAC research project Mapping unequal accessibility to socioeconomic and cultural opportunities in informal urban settlements across two sub-Sahara African Cities. See full program and info on how to register by clicking the link below:

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