Dissemination event, University of Oxford

INTALInC and the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford hosted around 40 participants at a public dissemination event held in Oxford on 4th May 2018. The event was the culmination of the first eighteen months of INTALInC’s work and brought together guests from our ‘case study countries’, Ghana, Bangladesh and Nigeria; as well as UK academic staff and representatives of a number of international funding organisations and NGOs.

The event included presentations of INTALInC case studies undertaken with primary partners in Cape Coast, Lagos, Dhaka, and Kampala as well across the wider network in Cape Town and Manila. Presentations were given by Jim Walker, Walk21; independent gender and sustainable transport expert, Heather Allen;  and Steve Cinderby from the Stockholm Environmental Institute on meeting the needs of local stakeholders; and the key note presentation by Professor Gina Porter (University of Durham) examined Future Priorities for Meeting the Transport and Accessibility Needs of Low Income Communities in Developing Urban Contexts. The day also included a panel session when Sheila Watson (FIA Foundation), and Henrik Nolmark (Volvo Research and Education Foundations), responded to questions on future funding opportunities and programmes.

As a Network we were delighted to bring together so many of our members and friends in one place, and have the opportunity to share insight into issues around mobility and accessibility in developing countries. Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford) wrapped up the day, reflecting on the broader structural issues affected by transport and mobility, and INTALInC’s success in ensuring that policy makers and planners hear voices with a ‘different’ perspective, “This is empowering. There is a lot more that can be done.”