Note: This webinar was conducted in French. You can read the webinar description below
The DigitalTransport4Africa (DT4A) Webinar Series is a monthly webinar organized by WRI Africa and Global with DT4A consortium partners. The goal of the series is to facilitate knowledge exchange around public transport and data initiatives taking place in African cities and beyond, especially those undertaken by the consortium partners.
The webinar showcases the mapping of public transit systems in West African cities and Lebanon. In West Africa, the dynamic nature of informal or popular transport systems poses challenges for updating maps in OpenStreetMap (OSM). The lack of coordination among mapping organizations compounds these issues, resulting in inaccurate data and redundant efforts. During the first part of the webinar, the Data Transport team will share practical insights into best practices for public transit mapping and community engagement in the region. In the latter part of the webinar, the Riders’ Rights team will present their NGO’s history and efforts in promoting mobility justice. Attendees will learn how the Bus Map platform is used to collect data on informal transport networks in Lebanon, including methods such as tracking bus lines and presenting data online and in the webapp.