CAMA- Collaboration for Active Mobility in Africa

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“Let's build a red carpet for pedestrians and cyclists”

As part of the CAMA - Collaboration for Active Mobility in Africa – project a research team from Germany (University of Kassel, led by Prof. Angela Francke; Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, led by Prof. Jochen Eckart), will investigate how walking and cycling in East African partner countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) as well as in Germany could be promoted and what challenges there are to overcome.

For the launch of the project our researchers from the University of Kassel (Prof. Dr. Angela Francke, Yana Tumakova) visited the city of Nairobi in Kenya. They are collaborating with a team of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Jochen Eckart, Catharina Lutz, Annika Röder, Jonas Hansert).
Together they participated in consultations with the Institute of Developing Studies (Prof. Winnie Mitullah, Dr. Anne Kamau) at the University of Nairobi. In a scope of CAMA, a survey of mobility preferences, including walking and cycling is rolled out, the audit of non-motorized transport infrastructure is conducted, and a digital crowd mapping tool will be implemented.

CAMA is funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany). The research project CAMA is running till 2025.