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# Introduction par AFD
Conférenciers: Jacqueline Klopp (Chercheuse associée - Université de Columbia NYC), Sarah Williams (Professeur assistante & Directrice Civic Lab MIT Civic Data Design Project au MIT), Dr Peter Waiganjo (Professeur informatique - Université de Nairobi), Dr Daniel Orwa Ochien (Professeur Informatique - Université de Nairobi)
Authorities point of view
Passenger point of view
Operators point of view
Tech companies point of view
# Ils en parlent
" I think the workshop demonstrated a very important shift in thinking about the paratransit sector that is now taking hold: from ignoring or trying to eradicate it, to trying to find practical ways to make it better. Efforts to digitise aspects of the sector, such as those we worked through during the Friday session, can make a major contribution towards facilitating this shift in practice. This is true both for creating local/national political visibility for paratransit operations, and for dealing with specific paratransit service shortcomings.
Even though AFD might not be able to dedicate significant funding towards digital activities in the paratransit space at this point, AFD is a well-known entity in the development space. By hosting a workshop on the topic of paratransit (and taking a constructive way while doing so), and by being willing to engage directly with actors in this space across a range of disciplines and locations, AFD demonstrated significant thought leadership. I believe that AFD’s involvement in this manner can leverage funding from other sources, whether AFD pursues such opportunities directly or whether it does so by association/collaboratively.
From a workshop programme point of view I also commend your planning. The first day provided an overview of what is happening and what is possible, and started people thinking, and the format and attendance of the second day was also well-thought through. The latter was clear from how energetic the conversation became even at the end of a long day! It is also unusual for a workshop agenda to be set by the attendees, but it was very empowering that you chose to do so. I’ll certainly take the hint in my own work!
I really do thank you for extending an invitation to me attend both days, and I look forward to seeing how AFD’s involvement in this space can grow.
Dr Herrie SCHALEKAMP
ACET Research Officer
Centre for Transport Studies (CfTS)
University of Cape Town