A tram in Ethiopia operating on an elevated route © GIZ/Thomas Imo/photothek.net

Supporting Africa’s transport transformation

Network on Transforming Transport in Africa

+ Show all
  • Runtime

    2023 to 2025

  • Involved

    Agora Verkehrswende

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


Africa currently accounts for just 3.8 per cent of global CO2 emissions. However, economic development and population growth have led to a rapid increase in emissions on the continent, particularly in the transportation sector, which is already one of the major emitters. Urbanisation, a pressing need for infrastructure investment, and a growing demand for mobility are defining growth and the mobility transition. Global trends such as electrification, renewable energy and digital innovation offer many opportunities for the expansion of climate-friendly transportation on the continent.


Stakeholder networks are built, involving actors from academia, civil society and the private sector, with the goal of developing sustainable transport systems in Africa. They help in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement as well as the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.


The project assists stakeholders in developing positions and strategies for low-carbon transportation on the African continent. Through workshops, development laboratories and an exchange programme, the project brings together stakeholders from academia, civil society and the private sector, and facilitates an exchange on the most pressing issues concerning sustainable mobility in Africa.

The project works on two levels:

  • It promotes information sharing and networking for professional development.
  • It supports existing and emerging organisations and think tanks on sustainable mobility in Africa.

The project is financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the German think tank Agora Verkehrswende.

Last update: June 2023

Additional information