At the end of this course, you will be able to:
At the end of this course, you will master the main mobility issues in African cities, the implementation of new urban transport projects to meet the increasing demand and the actors who carry out these projects.
At the end of the MOOC Urban Mobility in Africa, you will be able to:
· Understand the characteristics of mobility in African cities
· Identify actors and tools available to measure transport supply and demand
· Build an integrated vision of mobility and land use planning
· Identify the transport activities that need to be financed and the main existing sources of funding
· Understand project managers’ responsibilities in carrying out urban transport projects
By 2050, Africa will be home to 1.5 billion people. To meet this growth and the mobility needs of citizens while building more sustainable and inclusive cities, major metropolises are developing mass transit systems, such as BRTs and tramways or even metros that are spreading across the continent. However, the implementation of these projects depends on a prior understanding of mobility peculiarities in African cities, on the construction of a long-term vision and on solid governance and financing models.
These elements are at the heart of the MOOC Urban Mobility in Africa! After the first edition with more than 3,000 people enrolled, this second session of the MOOC is aimed at a wider audience by offering English subtitles for the videos and a translation of the teaching materials.
The MOOC takes place over 5 weeks (and an introductory week called week 0), each comprising four videos of about 12 minutes. One to two hours of additional work are required each week. The course is structured around the following themes:
- Characteristics of urban mobility in Africa,
- Mobility supply and demand,
- Governance and planning of mobility,
- Financing of urban mobility,
- Project management of transport projects.
Each learning week is composed of thematic videos featuring experts, video testimonials presenting feedback and projects in African metropolises, additional resources made available by the speakers and an evaluation quiz to help memorize key concepts and principles stated by the experts.
During the 5 learning weeks, a webinar will be offered every Wednesday afternoon to allow you to interact with the pedagogical leader of the sequence or with experts on the topic. Questions will be proposed by the lecturer before the webinar on the course forum to ensure interactivity during the webinar.
The MOOC is designed for the general public and seeks to accommodate the interests of a varied audience while transmitting operational knowledge useful to specialists. No prerequisite level is required.
Each week, a quiz is offered to check your knowledge and evaluate your progress. A score of 60% is required to validate the quiz, and 3 attempts for each quiz will be possible.
A certificate of completion will be issued by Senghor University.
This MOOC offers the possibility of obtaining a certificate issued by the FUN platform. Learners who wish to do so can register for the online exam. This certifies your identity and the completion of the exercises under examination conditions (no document, limited time, etc.). The exam entitles you to 2 ECTS credits. Obtaining the certification is independent of following and validating the weekly quizzes.
To obtain the certification, you must obtain a minimum score of 70% on the final certification exam.
The French Development Agency (AFD) is a public establishment that finances, supports and accelerates transitions towards a fairer and more sustainable world. AFD is a French platform for official development assistance and sustainable development investment. It works with its partners to build shared solutions with and for people in developing countries.
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CODATU (Cooperation for the Development and Improvement of Urban and Peri-urban Transport) is an association under French law (1901 Act). CODATU was born out of the world conference on urban transport organised in Dakar in 1980. It is an international association whose objective is to promote sustainable urban mobility policies through training, animation and scientific, technical, economic and social exchanges concerning urban and peri-urban transport systems. It is based on exchanges of experience between developing countries and the more formerly industrialised countries.
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MobiliseYourCity is a multi-donor action and a partnership for operational coordination of sustainable urban mobility planning and investment programming.
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