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Our Story in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Women's Focus: Driving Change in Urban Mobility




In the vibrant city of Dar es Salaam, women are playing a pivotal role in advancing sustainable urban mobility through the SOLUTIONSplus project. This initiative focuses on integrating electric vehicles into the city's transportation infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on empowering women stakeholders across various stages of the project.

Policy Guidelines and Training

Policy guidelines for electric two- and three-wheelers, as well as paratransit, have been added to the SOLUTIONSplus online toolbox. Stakeholders in Dar es Salaam have benefited from regional training sessions on EV charging infrastructure, battery technologies, and public transport electrification. These training opportunities have equipped participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the project's objectives.

Implementation and Innovation

The introduction of electric three-wheelers in Dar es Salaam required collaboration with local partners and extensive data collection. Stakeholders, including local partners and researchers, have been actively involved in the development of prototypes and exploration of vehicle conversion, contributing to the planned launch of electric vehicles in the city. Additionally, researchers and assistants have played a crucial role in data collection efforts, providing valuable insights for informed decision-making.

Research and Feasibility Studies

Researchers and assistants have actively contributed to data collection efforts, conducting surveys and assessments to inform the transition to electric mobility. Through comprehensive studies on current vehicle characteristics, driver preferences, and operational patterns, stakeholders have played a crucial role in shaping the future of urban transportation in Dar es Salaam.

Women's Empowerment in Last-Mile Connectivity

The demonstration project in Dar es Salaam focuses on addressing last-mile connectivity challenges. While women are not explicitly mentioned in this context, stakeholders from various backgrounds are actively involved in integrating electric feeder services with the city's BRT system. By ensuring the inclusion of diverse perspectives in decision-making processes, the project aims to create a more equitable and sustainable urban transportation system.


In Dar es Salaam, stakeholders are driving innovation and leading the charge towards sustainable urban mobility. Through their involvement in policy development, training initiatives, implementation efforts, and research activities, participants are shaping a future where electric vehicles play a central role in enhancing connectivity and reducing emissions in urban environments.

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