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Meet the women bus drivers in Ghana

Bonsu, Christine (2019) Meet the women bus drivers in Ghana. UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019, 9.-12. Juni 2019, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

Women in the transportation sector are largely under-represented worldwide. GAPTE (the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive), GIZ (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)) and Scania West Africa Ltd., have developed a successful women’s bus driver training programme, that has managed to attract more female bus drivers. This has helped to even out the gender imbalance and improved female empowerment in the transport sector. But also, since female drivers are safer drivers, drive more defensively, and are less aggressive in traffic, the lady drivers also means safer, better and more attractive public transport in Accra. This session will describe the planning, execution and results of this very successful training project as no one believed it was possible in Ghana.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134843/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:I am doing my Ph.D. at the DLR Institute of Transport Research in Berlin with scholarship under the DLR-DAAD Doctoral Programmes in Germany. My Ph.D. Research Supervisor is Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz, Director of the Institute of VF. I was a selected speaker for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm in June, 2019 (https://uitpsummit.org/speakers/bonsu/ ). I had a discussion with my Ph.D. research supervisor to share my presentation at this conference with the DLR.
Title:Meet the women bus drivers in Ghana
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bonsu, ChristineChristine.Bonsu (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1522-5715
Date:10 June 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Women, Bus Drivers, Ghana, Training Project
Event Title:UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019
Event Location:Stockholm, Sweden
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-12. Juni 2019
Organizer:UITP (International Association of Public Transport)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - no assignment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Bonsu, Christine
Deposited On:18 Jun 2020 09:43
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 12:46

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