On October and November 2020, CEDARE brought together a group of ten) to individuals whose work involves activism, advocacy or education around sustainable mobility for a TOT facilitated by Dr. Ahmed El-Dorghamy. The training of trainers was designed to provide a contextualized education on sustainable urban mobility and Low Emission Zones (LEZs). The module covered different types of low emission mobility modes including non-motorized mobility (walking and cycling), electric mobility and public transportation.
The learning journey was designed in blended learning approach mixing audiovisual materials, readings and self-learning with the learning process during the sessions. In order to maximize the interaction with the topic, the session took place outdoors in four WalkShops (Walking Workshops) through different urban contexts in Cairo. The outdoor activity is also intended to minimize gatherings indoors as a way of mitigating COVID-19. The participants are also assigned to work on advocacy products to use in their organizations or future activities. The WalkShops covered four main themes:
- Electrification, micro-mobility and connectivity
- Historic sites and sensitive areas
- Sustainable mobility and vulnerable groups (children, women, elders, …)
- Low emission zones
The first Walkshop took place in Madinet Nasr were the participants visited Electrified, a startup that promotes electric mobility in Egypt. The group got introduced to different types of electric vehicles and the mobility concepts around electric micro-mobility, and its respective infrastructure and consumer behavior.