Morocco officially took over the COP 22 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) Presidency on November 7, 2016. Mobility is central to sustainable development in Africa. The 4th Conference on Sustainable Mobility in Africa was held on March 21, 2017 under the aegis of the Moroccan Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and addressed urban mobility, electric mobility, and transportation infrastructure.
The conference program featured four panel talks and around 30 high-level speakers, providing an overview of mobility-related challenges and current developments. Schneider Electric presented its work on electric-powered mobility. Bouygues subsidiary Colas presented its solar road concept. IRT Nanoelec presented the PULSE program and the Hub Energy project to develop a digital home-energy management system. The conference also provided opportunities to network with representatives of Paris public transportation authority RATP, Michelin, and Powidian, laying the groundwork for future partnerships.