The DIAMOND project has been represented at the Annual Consultation on Gender and Transport organised by the International Transport Forum on February 11th.
The meeting brought together key transport stakeholders with the aim to hear their perspectives and discuss on how questions related to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on gender and transport should be addressed in the programme of “2021 Summit Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: Reshaping Mobility in the Wake of Covid-19”.
Project partners Chris Blache, co-founder of Genre & Ville and Maria Chiara Leva, and Dr Mary Kinahan Lecturers at the Technological University of Dublin and dissemination leaders for DIAMOND participated in the event and shared their views in the sub section related to the topic of “Future of the transport workforce: a gender perspective”.
The questions discussed during the session also covered impact of Covid-19 in particular:
- What is the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic crisis on women in the transport workforce?
- Going forward, how can digitalisation , automation and new business models create job opportunities for women in transport professions?
Held under the Presidency of Ireland, the 2021 Summit, taking place in May 2021, will explore how innovation in transport can contribute to enhancing accessibility, safety and security, and sustainability of transport infrastructure and services, and what governance framework is required to enable this.
The Summit programme also aims to examine the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on innovation in transport and mobility, and highlight options for the way forward towards achieving the goals set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation which works for transport policies that improve peoples’ lives, with the aim to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion.