Online doctoral seminar 1: "The Politics of a Bus Corridor: a study of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation" with Fatoumata Diallo
1st ONLINE DOCTORAL SEMINAR: "THE POLITICS OF BUS CORRIDOR: A STUDY OF THE LAGOS BRT IMPLEMENTATION"
On Thursday 30th of April, at 1pm, IFRA-Nigeria hosted its first online doctoral seminar through Facebook live. The seminar on “The Politics of a Bus Corridor: a study of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) implementation" will be facilitated by Fatoumata Diallo, a PhD candidate in political sciences at the CERI (Centre for International Research, Sciences Po, Paris, France)
The doctoral seminar is an opportunity for the PhD candidates to present their first findings and methodologies and get feedbacks from their peers. This particular seminar focused on Fatoumata Diallo's fieldwork in 2020 on the implementation of the BRT system in Lagos. It is open to all but especially young researchers in social sciences (master and PhD level) with an interest on transports, urban issues and public policies.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In the framework of her comparative research project on BRT networks, PhD candidate Fatoumata Diallo has conducted fieldwork in Lagos. During this online seminar, she will retrace the history of the Lagos BRT-Lite, question the policy’s underlying political goals and go over the major hiccups it has encountered. As 2020 marks the 12th year of operations, the seminar questions how transport policies imported from other contexts meddle in local realities, paying a particular attention to the political stakes attached to urban megaprojects.
IFRA-NIGERIA ONLINE EVENTS PROGRAMME
As you may know, in accordance with the latest government statement regarding measures to contain the COVID-19 virus, IFRA-Nigeria's offices are closed until further notice, library included. However, IFRA’s team has come up with alternative solutions to continue its training activities.
We will host a series of online events using Facebook Live as a platform.
Re-watch the workshop
A recorded video of the workshop is still available on the links bellow