Sustran East Africa

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Sustainable Transportation Solutions for East African Cities, or Sustran East Africa, is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-HABITAT,  and the municipal governments of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa. Additional partners include:

Funded by the United Nations Global Environment Fund (GEF), this three year project aims to build a sustainable transport network and establish sustainable transportation demonstration corridors in each of the municipal areas.

In Nairobi, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Ministry of Transportation and UN-HABITAT, a Programme Management Unit and National Steering Committee have been formed, and the Ministry of Transportation has recently announced plans for three Bus Rapid Transit corridors: Athi River to Kikuyu town; Thika to Nairobi Central Business District; and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi Central Business District (Ministry of Transportation, Flagship Projects).


  1. Sustran project website
  2. Sustran Summary Report on Project Inception Meetings

2 thoughts on “Sustran East Africa

  1. I am a Bsc. Civil Engineer with a hope of doing research and developing safe, sustainable and effective Engineering solutions in transportion,highways and traffic management,for Africa. This include infrustructure, techniques and initiatives that shall reduce costs,travel time,pollutions, traffic volumes, increase levels of service and comfortability. One mode I have in mind is ranking of public transport as a motivational factor for crew members and S.A.C.C.O./transport companies. I hope to join masters in 2015.


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