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Africa Bicycle & Sustainable Transport Advocacy Organizations & Clubs

Pan Africa Bicycle Information Network (PABIN)
Whether you are just interested in bicycle transport, non-motorized transport (NMT) or low-cost mobility in Africa and want to watch the discussion, or have questions or information to share about policies, programs or resources relating to bicycle transport, NMT or low-cost mobility, please join the PABIN email discussion group. To subscribe send a blank e-mail from the email address you wish to subscribe with, to [email protected].

Bicycle Aid A list of organizations providing bicycle through projects in Africa

Country-by-country advocacy organizations, listed alphabetical by country
* To interfere with email address harvesting the email addresses in this directory are un-hyperlinked and have an extra space in them.  To contact an organization you will need to cut-and-paste the address and delete the space before the @ symbol.  For those of you with honorable intentions we are sorry for the inconvenience in communicating with these fine organizations.

Multi-Country

Cycling Out of Poverty
Email: info @cyclingoutofpoverty.com  *
Helps local African NGO's to start a bicycle micro credit program with funding.

Cameroon

Initiative For Sustainable Development
PO Box 13065, Douala, Cameroon (Cameroun)
Tel: +237-39-77-93
Fax: +237-39-15-53

Benin

Pan-African Research Laboratory for Transport and Logistics (LaPERAT_L) – Benin.
Contact: Jean-Claude Louis TAKPA, President, takpaclaude @gmail.com *, Placide BADJI, Secretaire General, badiplacide @hotmail.com *

Burundi

Centre d'Entraide pour la Défence de l'Environnement (CEDE"
Diaconi de Lulinda, Paroisse de Mboko, Diocese d'Uvira, PO Box 500, Bujumbura, Burundi
Contact: Tabi W'ishambe'wa, Director

Eritrea

Eritrea Environment Agency
Leonardo Davinci St, PO Box 5717, Asmara, Eritrea
Tel: +291-181415
Fax: +291-182418
Email: asmerom @eae.er.punchdown.org *

Ghana

Ability Bike Cooperative
Korforidua, Ghana
Supported by Bikes Not Bombs, Re-Cycle, and Working Bikes Cooperative.

Bamboosero
Not specifically advocacy, but developing the production of bamboo bikes.

Bright Generation Community Foundation
Adum - Kumasi, Ghana
A non-profit involved in sustainable development.

Centre for Cycling Expertise (CCE)
PO Box BT 446, Tema, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 682 417
E-mail: info @centrecycling.org*

Future In Our Hands
PO Box 154, Accra - Trade Fair, Ghana
Future In Our Hands is an international grassroots self-help network. The program in Accra includes instruction in agriculture, environmental protection and job skills. Part of the job skills program is teaching young people how to repair bicycles.

Chain Gang Cycling Club
PO Box, 0S 1776, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 244 104 977
E-mail: info @chaingangghana.com *
Dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Village Bicycle Project
David Peckham, Director.  Email: info @VillageBicycleProject.org *  

Guinea

EUPD
Conakry, Guinea

Kenya

Bicycles Action Network of Kenya (BANK)
PO Box 41330,Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-2-248281/315757
Email: bikeadvocacy @yahoo.com *

Environmental Liaison Center International
PO Box 72461, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-2-562-015
Fax: 254-2-562-175
Email: info @elciafrica.org *

One World Youth Development Group
John Kwoba
PO Box 501, Busia, Kenya

Uvumbuzi Club
PO Box 10788, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: info @uvumbuzi.org or secretariat @uvumbuzi.org *

Madagascar

Madagascar Wheels
Aires Protegees
c/o World Wildlife Fund, BP 738, Antanarivo, Madagascar
"Madagascar Wheels", a local organization promoting bicycling, is working on a project to begin local assembly of bicycles. They currently have 200 ATBs which they rent and in April 1992 they hosted Madagascar's first mountain bike competition.

Morocco

Association Tafaoul pour l'Environnement et le Developpement
Cite Habitat N 217, Jerada 64550, Morocco
Email: associationtafaouljerada @gmail.com *

Mozambique

Mozambikes
Maputo, Mozambique
Email: lauren.thomas @mozambikes.com *
Local production of bicycles, with a side-by-side non profit to purchase bicycles at cost and donate them throughout the country.

Namibia

Bicycle Empowerment Network (Namibia)  
Michael Linke, Director
PO Box 23150
Windhoek, Namibia
Cell: +264 8 1295 6281
Email: michael @benbikes.org.za *

Nigeria

Afri-Bike Community Network
Lagos, Nigeria
Moses A Sawacha, Director, Email: msawacha @ hotmail.com  (remove spaces)
Afri-Bike Community Network is working to promote the use of bicycles for transportation by rural farmers and itinerant traders and organize bicycle tours. This program is in partnership with rural farmers co-operatives who will use these bicycles to transport their produce to neighboring village markets.

Bicycle For Agriculture
6 Odunze St., Mile 3 Diobu
PO Box 2584, Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria

Rwanda

Bikes to Rwanda
A USA based organization collecting and sending bikes to Rwanda.

Project Rwanda
USA based organization committed to furthering the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope.

Senegal

ABACED
Dakar, Senegal
Email: abaced @ arc.sn *
A Senegalese group that is working on bicycle projects and advocacy. Samba Gueye, Project Director. 

ENDA
BP 3370, Dakar, Senegal
ENDA, a Senegal based, non-governmental, environmental organization, publishes periodicals, occasional papers and documents on habitat, health, technology, energy, agriculture and related African development and environment topics. Publications may be available in French, English and/or Spanish.

Sierra Leone

Friends of the Earth - Sierra Leone  
Private Mail Bag 950
33 Robert Street
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel: +232-22-226577
Fax: +232 22 226577 or +232 22 224439
Email: friendsoftheearth2006 @yahoo.com *
Internet: www.onesky.ca/foesl

Somalia

Somalia Cycling Federation
Ahmed Mohamed Hassan
Email: somcycling @yahoo.com *

South Africa

Bicycling Empowerment Network (B.E.N.)  
Andrew M Wheeldon
Email: boix @iafrica.com *
Cell: +27-(0)82-598-9178
Fax: +27-(0)21-686-6691

Mountain Bike Promotion
Sias Moster
P.O. Box 6281, Stellenbosch, Cape Town 7612, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 883 8799
Fax: +27 (0)21 887 0588
Email: sias @aztec.co.za *

Pedal Power Association
9 Hill Park Lane, Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 - 21 689-8420
Fax: +27 - 21 689-8490
E-mail: info @pedalpower.org.za *

Qhubeka
Email: qhubeka @axiz.co.za *
Provides sustainable community based solutions to climate change where African Kids grow trees to earn bikes.

Pedal Power Association
P.O. Box 665 Rondebosch 7701
Tel: +27 (021) 689-8420
Email: info @pedalpower.org.za *

Tanzania

Association for the Advancement of Low-Cost Mobility
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Asteria Mlambo, Assistant Director.
Email: asteria_m @hotmail.com *

Cycling Association of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Isaya Peres
Email: isaya_ @hotmail.com *

Umma wa Wapanda Baisikeli Dar es Salaam (UWABA)  
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Mejah Mbeya, Chairperson
Internet: www.uwaba.or.tz

Tunisia

Sousse VTT
Sousse, Tunisia

Uganda

Bicycles Against Poverty
Bucknell University
Office of Service Learning
Bicycles Against Poverty Project
701 Moore Avenue
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: bicyclesagainstpoverty @gmail.com *

FABIO - First African Bicycle Information Office
P.O. Box 1537, Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256-43-121468 or +256-77-469159
Fax: +256-43-22050
Email: fabio @source.co.ug *

Jugendhilfe Ostafrika (in German)
Thankirchen 3, 83623 Dietramszell, Germany
Fax: 08027-7114
Email: bikeyouth @hotmail.com  *
A German-based NGO promoting the use of bikes in Uganda.

Ride for a Woman (R4W)
P.O.Box 822, Kampala, Uganda
Denis Rubalema, Exec. Director
Email: info @ride4awoman.org  * or ride4awoman @gmail.com  *

Uganda Bicycle And Pedestrian Federation
PO Box 15068, Kibuye, Kampala, Uganda

Zambia

Wildlife Conservation Society of Zambia
Mwape Sichilongo, Director
PO Box 30255, Lusaka, Zambia
WCSZ is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation. They have a network of 1000 participating schools, produce a weekly radio show and have promoted bicycle transportation.

Zambike
Not specifically advocacy, but developing the production of bamboo bikes.

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