Nairobi Mobility Summit

Urban Mobility Summit - Nairobi

Moving towards a Smart City

Moving towards a Smart City

The Urban Mobility Summit-Nairobi 2019 is a side event of Nairobi Innovation Week 2019. The event will feature prominent keynote speakers, industry experts in the mobility space, mobility partners and service providers as well as other local and international mobility enthusiasts.
The summit seeks to provide insights on providing an enabling environment to fuel the growth of smart cities. It will also mark the consummation of the acceleration process and graduation of the first cohort of startups from the TUMI Startup Accelerator.

In line with the theme of Nairobi Innovation Week which is “Innovation and Kenya Big Four agenda”, the summit seeks to provide insight on providing an enabling environment to fuel the growth of smart cities. Promoting innovation and use of data in Mobility immensely contributes to infrastructural development, a requisite to achieving the Kenya Big four agenda.
The summit will also mark the consummation of the acceleration process and graduation of the first cohort of startups from the TUMI Startup Accelerator.

Key Highlights


Uber Movement Launch


Data and Smart Cities


TUMI Accelerator


TUMI Mobility Startups

Featured Speakers


Isaac Awuondo


Cezanne Maherali


Stephanie Holzwarth


Tonny Omwansa


Constant Cap


Katie Hill

TUMI Startups


Programme Highlights




08:30 am – 09:00 am



09:00 am – 09:10 am

Welcome remarks and Introduction to TUMI Accelerator
Dr. Tonny Omwansa, Director C4DLab and Lead, TUMI Accelerator

09:10 am – 09:20 am

Opening remarks – University of Nairobi
Prof. Benard Aduda, Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

09:20 am – 09:30 am

Keynote Address
Martin Eshiwani, Director of Roads, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Prof. Benard Aduda

09:30 am – 09:40 am

Sustainable Urban Mobility – A Global Framework
Andre Dzikus, Coordinator,Urban Basic Services Branch,UN Habitat

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

09:40 am – 10:20 am

Introduction to Uber Movement
Cezanne Maherali, Head of Policy

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

10:20 am – 11:05 am

Panel discussion: power of data to deliver smart cities
● Chris Kost, Africa Programme Director, ITDP
● Constant Cap, Naipolitans
● Prof Bitange Ndemo
● Philip Thigo, Technical Advisor, Deputy President’s Office, Open Government Partnership

Prof Winnie Mitullah

11:05 am – 11:40 am

Coffee break and engagement with Exhibitions

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

11:40 am – 12:25 pm

Decongesting Nairobi: how is the Government planning for the future
Eng Francis Gitau, CEO NAMATA

Edwins Mukabana

12:25 pm – 13:45 pm

Lunch break and engagement with Exhibitions

13:45 pm – 14:00 pm

Keynote speech
Isaac Awuondo, Group Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

14:00 pm – 14:35 pm

Panel discussion: Private Sector’s role in enhancing mobility in cities
● Jonas Tesfu – CEO & Co-founder, Pangea accelerator
● Juha Suojanen – CEO & Founder, Nopia Electric Ride
● Lisa Conibear – Business Manager, Shell Foundation
● Ted Ogonda – CISCO

Stefanie Holzwarth

14:35 pm – 15:30 pm

TUMI Startup Accelerator Pitch Session
An nisa taxi, Twende app,Ubabi Vanpooling, Myride Africa, Obaigo delivery network, Auto track E.A. Ltd, Get boda, Safiri express

Gladys Gatiba

15:30 pm – 15:50 pm

TUMI Advisory remarks and celebrating startups
Katie Hill, Liquid Telecom
Debashish Bhattacharjee,Lead Urban Mobility Unit, UN-Habitat

Katie Hill

15:50 pm – 16:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Tonny Omwansa

16:00 pm –

Engagement with Exhibitions, Guests leave at own pleasure

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