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Highlight from Smarter Mobility Africa Digital Event – Day 3

Smarter Mobility Africa Thursday 7 October 2021 – third and final digital day. Watch these five-session recordings to get up-to-date information from the experts on these trending topics.

10:00 – 11:00 SAST
Smarter Mobility Africa Start-Up Program

11:00 – 11:45 SAST
SADC Future of e-Mobility: EVs as Enablers of a New Energy Paradigm

12:00 – 12:45 SAST
The (IOT) Internet of (moving Gauteng people & their) Things & MaaS Mobility

13:00 – 13:45 SAST
The Future of Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in East Africa

14:00 – 14:45 SAST
Smart Mobility for safer roads

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Smarter Mobility Africa Start-Up Program

As we create that ecosystem. We create new job opportunities for communities. We’re supporting entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship through these sort of startup events within the smarter mobility context, we expect that governments and the African Continental Free Trade Area will then support policy to ensure that this ecosystem works” Owen Ruwodo, Advisor at Arigo Investment Africa
“Sakpata motors spend to convert 150 000 motorcycles within five years, targeting Nigeria and Africa. We hope to reach 1 million motorcycles by year 10. Our goal is to accelerate the conversion of all vehicles and offering battery as a service” Olou Koucoi – Sakpata motors

Roundtable sessions

“We need to create the kind of alliance, in coordination with the regional supply chain stakeholders that should stipulate a more extended producer responsibility for products that use local urban resources. So that also means that our governments should also broaden the definition of waste in waste policies beyond the narrow focus on primary production waste, going to the circular economy approach as guided by the extractive industries Transparency Initiative”. Dr. Deon Cloete, Head: Futures Programme at SAIIA
“13%, make use of taxis so that 13% is not small its quite significant. Essentially 13% of every train is an opportunity to integrate between taxi and rail. So the question is, how can you make it work better.” Mathetha Mokonyama, Transport Systems and Operations at CSIR.
“Key thing is to be able to invest more in research and development r&d, so that we can come up with products that are long lasting product value” Alex Muchilwa, Policy Manager at Opibus
SANRAL talking about smart mobility for safer roads, ideas around adding first and last mile infrastructure, supporting multi-modal transport such as better connecting with rail, developing green corridors, data free apps..

Find out moreDay 1 and Day 2

About the event

Smarter Mobility Africa aims to inspire and transform mobility across the continent. Despite the challenges experienced during the pandemic, smarter mobility has taken an unconventional journey by delivering a first-class digital event. A highly sought-after digital event that includes conversations around Walking & Cycling, Public Transport, Electric Vehicles, and Mobility As A Service.

We bring together thought leaders from business and government who aim to consolidate efforts to transition to electric and smarter mobility. This summit will shine a light on the solutions brought forward by these organisations to stimulate the future of mobility. In an effort to accelerate the adoption of smarter mobility solutions, the summit creates highly effective networking and matchmaking opportunities to ensure that the most relevant stakeholders are connected.

We will deep dive into the latest technologies, policies, case studies, business models, and the impact thereof on health, happiness, the economy, and the environment to ensure that the right decisions can be made to unlock the full potential of our communities – whether village, town, city, country or continent!