African Railway Thursdays webinar : Women in Rail in Africa - Pathways to Progress and Overcoming Challenges

11 July 2024, 12:00-14:00 CET Paris Time

This webinar is organised as part of the UIC Women in Rail in Africa initiative set up for the UIC Africa region.

The aim of the webinar is to identify recommendations, conclusions and initiatives that will enable women, as workforce and passengers, to make an even more vigorous contribution to the development of the rail sector in Africa, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in general and the policy set out by the African Union in its Agenda 2063 in this area.

Presentations made at the webinar


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Draft Agenda

12:00 - Welcome and Introduction

  • Mohamed Rabie Khlie, Chairman of Africa Regional Assembly
  • François Davenne, UIC Director General

12:15 Session 1: International and regional institutions, Gender Equality in Transport - setting the scene

  • ITF: Gender Analysis Toolkit for Transport Policies: Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli, Manager Institutional Relations and Summit, Focal Point on Gender, International Transport Forum/OECD
  • UIC: TRAIN-2B-EQUAL, Change making for gender equality in rail, Joo HA, UIC Sustainability Strategy & International Partnerships Senior Advisor
  • Q&A

12:50 Session 2: UIC members / railways networks / Initiatives and best practices

  • FS: Gender Equality at FS Italiane, Mattia D’Adda, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. Human Resources, Organization & People Development, People Care
  • ONCF
  • EDR
  • UIC Africa Regional Office
  • Open Discussion

13:55 Closing remarks


English & French


For further information please contact Maria Lafont:

or Joo Ha

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