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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 integrated goals that recognize the interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. They serve as a global monitoring mechanism to measure progress towards ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030.
This webinar will focus on SDG 11.2, which is defined as the proportion of an urban area with convenient access to public transport by sex, age, and persons with disabilities. The goal aims to monitor the use and accessibility of public transport systems and reduce reliance on private transportation.
During the webinar, the authors will explain the steps involved in measuring SDG 11.2, including defining city boundaries and collecting and creating data on public transport stops. They will also address the specific challenges and opportunities of measuring this goal in African cities, where paratransit is common and has no fixed routes or stops. The webinar will provide technical insights into measuring SDG 11.2 and conclude with policy implications.