Movin’On Summit: a serious game to improve transport in Niamey

CODATU News Friday 14 June 2019

Montreal hosted the 3rd edition of the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility (Movin’On Summit) organized by Michelin Foundation on June 4th, 5th and 6th. A summit focused on innovation and zero emissions whose motto was “from ambition to action.” Christian Philip (Secretary General of CODATU) and Pierre-Alexis Langlais (TPE trainee engineer on mobility issues in Niamey City Hall, Niger) were the two representatives of the city of Niamey.

This summit is a great opportunity for Niamey to evolve its mobility. For more than a month, CODATU was preparing a working session in collaboration with the French start-up LaVilleE + around the major mobility issues of Niamey. The diagnosis shows that the professionalization of the artisanal transport and the rediscovery of an operational public transport system would make it possible to answer these major issues in a coherent and perennial way. These work sessions were divided into three parts, first an introduction, then the serious game, and at the end a conclusion which correlated the main results to the motto of the event. The data collected on the territory of the city of Niamey could feed this game by providing a real support for the modal share, the zoning of the city or the types of behaviour of local residents. The gamification method highlights these data by letting participants, experts on site, giving more meaning to Niamey’s mobility. This game was articulated in several times, first the discovery of the offer and the existing infrastructure then the improvement of the private artisanal transport as well as the public transport. The players had to deal with all the difficulties and risks of the Nigerian capital, be they climatic, infrastructural or even political. The conclusion of this game focus mainly on how to articulate a progression between artisanal and public transport. But the work is not finished because all the discussions were cached during the serious game in order to grasp the relevant arguments that could lead to a particular decision. The coming days will be decisive insofar as hindsight from these external points of view will make it possible to precisely define an action plan for the mobility of the Niger’s capital.

Finally, other sessions helped to explore complementary topics about mobility in other cities, such as the session on governance led by Christian Philip for example. The idea was to identify strengths and weaknesses to learn from other advices in order to feed the project in Niamey. The population must be able to benefit from a decent transport system as quickly as possible, because, in a context of great poverty, getting around becomes a burning issue.

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Michelin a pour ambition d’améliorer la mobilité de ses clients, durablement. Deuxième fabricant mondial de pneumatiques, Michelin conçoit, fabrique et distribue les pneumatiques les plus adaptés à leurs besoins ainsi que des services et des solutions pour améliorer l’efficacité de la mobilité. Michelin propose également des services numériques, des cartes et des guides qui font vivre à ses clients des moments uniques au cours de leurs voyages et de leurs déplacements. Michelin conçoit aussi des matériaux de haute technologie destinés aux industriels de la mobilité. Basée à Clermont-Ferrand, Michelin est présent dans 170 pays, emploie 111 700 personnes et exploite 68 usines dans 17 pays qui ensemble ont produit 187 millions de pneumatiques en 2016.

Michelin est aussi engagée dans le développement durable : l’entreprise est notamment initiatrice et organisatrice des sommets annuels Movin’On (dont la première édition a eu lieu en 2017), rassemblement mondial en faveur de la mobilité durable. En savoir plus


Michelin’s ambition is to improve the mobility of its customers over the long term. As the world’s second largest tire manufacturer, Michelin designs, manufactures and distributes tires that best meet their needs, as well as services and solutions to improve mobility efficiency. Michelin also offers digital services, maps and guides that provide customers unique moments during their travels. Michelin also designs high-tech materials for the mobility industry. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrandbut with a presence in 170 countries, Michelin employs 111,700 people and operates 68 plants in 17 countries, which together produced 187 million tires in 2016.

Michelin is also committed to sustainable development: the company organizes the annual Movin’On summit (with first edition held in 2017), a global gathering for sustainable mobility. Learn more about Michelin