I’m in Nairobi for 3 days of workshops which are a follow-up to the sessions I participated in last year READ BLOG HERE.
Now we are set for I-CMiiST – IMPLEMENTING Creative Methodological Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Travel Planning. This project is led by Steve Cinderby and Howard Cambridge from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) York and funded by the British Academy through the Global Challenges Research Fund. We are based in the amazing surrounds of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) which sits on the edge of Karina Forest.
Today’s workshop focussed on identifying a set of locations facing transport challenges in Nairobi and Kampala (Uganda) where we can test the value of applying creative methods over the coming months. In two groups we have come to some consensus regarding the best locations where we a) can have an impact in the timeframe and b) will have support from local politicians and planners. We have also started to select some ‘control’ locations – places which have tackled similar transport challenges using more traditional, and less creative, methodologies. Tomorrow we will explore the creative methodologies we can apply to each intervention and develop our plans for implementation.