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Under the MAC program, VREF has a number of opportunities available for researchers and practioners with interest in the area of sustainable and equitable mobility and access in sub-Saharan African cities. The following opportunities are available through VREF:


MAC workshop in Accra, Ghana

As part of its ambitions to support networking and knowledge sharing, and in building an African research network on access and mobility, VREF is organising a workshop in Accra, Ghana. Due to the current worldwide situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the event has been postponed untill further notice. The workshop week will offer a series of related events besides the main event, such as skills and tools workshops, site visits and a workshop/seminar for PhD students and early stage researchers.

Whereas 2019’s workshop aimed to provide network opportunities between academics and practitioners, the next workshop will focus on gathering researchers from university environments in sub-Saharan Africa, who share the interest in access, mobility and transport in cities.


MAC workshop 2019

The 2019 MAC research workshop took place 17-19 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was co-organised with TUMI/GIZ. The workshop gathered over 50 researchers and practitioners from 15 countries for three days of joint discussions and presentations.

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MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Invitation to submit an Expression of interest in writing a think piece: gender informed mobility planning. Pdf, 622.2 kB. (Pdf, 622.2 kB)

This invitaton is an opportunity for scholars in sub-Saharan Africa to write a think piece on the theme of “Gender-informed mobility planning, governance and policy in African cities: status, barriers, ways forward.” Through this invitation, VREF welcomes expressions of interest (EoI) for a commissioned work on this theme.

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Deadline: 15 May 2022

MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Catalysing Curriculum Change at Universities in SSA 2022 Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

This Call is an opportunity for scholars and teachers in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to
renewing university-based education, while also strengthening knowledge and capacity among the next generation of SSA researchers and practitioners.

Deadline: 15 June 2022

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2022

The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

MOBILITY GRANT 2022- MAC-MG 2022 Pdf, 447.1 kB. (Pdf, 447.1 kB)

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.

Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call deadline now extended to: April 4, 2022 .

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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.

TheCityFix

This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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