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Development in Action Webinar Series

Inclusive mobility as a service in Lagos, Nigeria

Date: 24/06/2022

Duration: 15:00-16:00 (BST)
Location: Online

Making transport inclusive for all

In this webinar, Commonwealth Alumnus Ejiro Matilda Ikoko will highlight the importance of inclusive mobility for vulnerable groups in Nigeria and society. Ejiro will discuss how mobility is an essential part of our daily lives and why no one should be restricted or excluded in accessing transportation. She will highlight findings from her master’s study and current PhD research, which investigate mobility needs and challenges of vulnerable groups including women and visually impaired people.

The Sub-Sahara African Transport Policy (SSATP) estimated that by 2050, Africa will have an extra 300 million people living in its cities. An increased population will put more pressure on existing transport systems and may result in the further exclusion of vulnerable groups in accessing transportation.

This webinar will address the CSC development theme, Science and technology for development.

The webinar will last for approximately one hour, including a Q&A session.

The CSC’s Development in Action webinar series provides an opportunity for Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni to present on their work and contribution to development across a range of contemporary global challenges and provide insight into ongoing research and action.

Open to all Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni, the monthly webinars will address one of the CSC’s six development themes and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in real-time Q&A discussion on the topic presented.

You can watch previous webinars on the CSC’s YouTube channel.

Ejiro Matilda Ikoko is the Student Sustainability Architect in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds. In this role she aims to promote sustainability culture amongst students by developing and promoting sustainability initiatives in the faculty.

Her research interests include inclusive mobility, mobility as a service, multimodal transport, transferability of policies/models between geographical locations, and smart urban mobility.

Ejiro is a 2019 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria. She completed an MSc in Transport Planning at the University of Leeds.

She is currently a 2021 Commonwealth Scholar and is pursuing a PhD in Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.