Bridging the gender data divide in African cities
Urbanization in Africa is increasing rapidly. Mobility needs are met mainly by poorly regulated informal transport services. Although these services are essential especially for the urban poor, there is an urgent need to collect and analyze data on all transport users to understand their needs and the barriers that prevent them from using public transport and moving safely through public spaces. The lack of data is particularly acute in the analysis of women’s mobility. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is working to fill the gender data gap in urban mobility in selected pilot cities in Africa.