At a Glance
|Strategic Outcomes||SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality|
|Start Date||Q1 01-01-2020|
|End Date||q4 12-31-2024|
|Actual Budget (USD)||93,800|
|Actual Expenditure (USD)|
|GGGI Share (USD)|
|Poverty and Gender Policy Markers||poverty, gender|
|Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)||United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|
|Participating Organization (Funding/donor)|
|Name of consortium members, if any||United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN HABITAT), World Resources Institute (WRI|
The UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme supports government and other stakeholders in developing countries to prioritize investing in infrastructure for walking and cycling. The Share the Road Programme has recently been awarded funding for a new project on “Investing in Walking and Cycling Policies in African Cities (within least developed countries)” through the UN Development Account. The project will be implemented in three least developed countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. GGGI Rwanda was selected as the country lead as a result of the partnership with Share the Road Programme on the public bicycle sharing (PBS) workshop from 2018. The project aims to deliver three outcomes: 1) enhance and strengthen the capacity of governments to prioritize and allocate resources to NMT infrastructure at the national level through the introduction of relevant policies, 2) support one selected city within the three countries to better design and implement city-level action plans for NMT investment (integrated with city-wide urban planning), 3) place a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups.
In the absence of NMT infrastructure, people in African cities chose to use motorized vehicles (cars, minibuses, taxis, motorbike taxis) to move around the cities whenever they can afford to. This movement has disastrous effects for the environment, air quality, road safety, congestion and overall economic efficiency and quality of life.