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Call for Applications: DT4A Innovation Challenge with Deadline for submission 16 February 2022

Supported by WRI Africa and WRI Ross Center in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) Innovation Challenge is an exciting opportunity for initiatives aiming to transform transit systems in African cities by leveraging open data and innovation.

At least 105 million people living in African cities do not have reliable information on their transit systems. Mapping cities' transit networks can not only improve the experience of transport users but foster skills that can enable African cities to better leverage the data revolution.

WRI Africa, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), is pleased to announce the DigitalTransport4Africa (DT4A) Innovation Challenge to award US$120,000 to support new solutions for Africa’s digital mobility landscape. Four applicants, selected by WRI and a jury of experts, will each receive a phased award of US$30,000 to implement a new initiative over 12 months.

The DT4A Innovation Challenge is open to non-governmental organizations, research and academic institutions, and private companies. The application is available in English and in French. The deadline for submission is 16 February 2022, 11:59 PM EAT.

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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

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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

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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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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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