Opportunities for Africa

In this webinar, industry experts presented their experiences implementing public transit technology solutions into the complex and unique infrastructure of Africa. Most major cities across the African continent are now designing modern approaches to improving mobility for commuters.

Our speakers discussed innovations, trends and technology, as well as key lessons learned in the areas of design, implementation, operations and control across a range of mobility systems and models.

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Innovating fare collection in African cities: Fatima Arroyo-Arroyo shares innovations in fare collection systems in African cities. Building on selected case studies, the presentation discusses innovations and trends, as well as key lessons learned from their implementation.

Connecting public transit with paratransit in order to serve communities better: Nico McLachlan provides insight into the design and implementation of paratransit-based BRT systems in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He also discusses the design of 2nd generation (scheduled) bus services in the city of Kigali with a specific reference to the application and application possibilities of technology in paratransit integration processes.

Adapting global tech for easier African journeys: Mwasalat Misr, the leading public transport operator in Cairo has succeeded in keeping drivers and passengers fully in the picture with LIT Monitor and LIT Predict. Ahmed Elleithy focuses on how Mwasalat Misr controls and monitors schedule adherence as well as integrates real-time ETA and trip planning information across different channels such as Google Maps, mobile applications and even Whatsapp chatbots!

Fostering public transit use with smart mobility solutions across all channels: Tomaz Racic presents how LIT’s technology helps bus operators and transit agencies in Africa, and how it helps transform their current operations and fare collection, with real examples and demonstrations.


Fatima Arroyo-Arroyo

Senior Urban Transport Specialist
World Bank 

Fatima Arroyo-Arroyo supports the urban mobility agenda in West and Southern Africa regions. She is an enthusiast of integrating multidisciplinary dimensions in transport projects, such as fragility considerations, climate adaptation and technology. She leads urban transport projects with a focus on vulnerable groups, non-motorized transport, public transportation and the formalization of informal transport operators, especially in fragile environments.

Nico McLachlan

Managing Director
Organisation Development Africa 

Nico McLachlan is a leading public transport and paratransit reform expert with 30 years’ experience working in Africa. Nico was instrumental in establishing the paratransit–based BRT systems in Johannesburg and Cape Town and has worked on urban mobility improvement projects in Kenya (Nairobi & Mombasa), Ghana (Accra), Namibia (Windhoek), Uganda (Kampala) and Rwanda (Kigali & Musanze).





Ahmed Elleithy

VP Commercial
Mwasalat Misr

Ahmed Elleithy is a senior expert on adopting tech-based operational solutions to resolve productivity and optimization challenges in the transport industry. Mwasalat Misr the first public transport operator to bring true smart urban mobility to Africa. He is currently accountable for the end-to-end development of efficient, water-tight operational modules which output much-needed scalable, reliable, premium public transport service for people moving around Cairo daily.

Tomaz Racic

VP of Sales
LIT Transit

Tomaz works closely with public transit providers around the world to customize technology solutions that enable them to transform their current operations and fare collection strategies. He will conclude the webinar by presenting real-life examples of how LIT’s technology is being used by bus operators and transit agencies in Africa.