ReCAP commissioned Swansea University and AKA Research to undertake a gender mainstreaming project in Sierra Leone that would establish the main barriers and challenges women experience in becoming motorcycle riders in rural settings and how these can be overcome through training, credit, awareness, and policy change. A detailed study of female motorcycle taxi riders and female passengers in the rural areas around the provincial Sierra Leonean towns of Bo, Kenema and Makeni was conducted using a mixed methods approach (qualitative and quantitative data collection methods). This brief provides policy recommendations based on the conclusions of the research.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Swansea University & AKA Research (2017). Enabling women to become Motorcycle Taxi Operators: Opportunities and Obstacles in Rural Sierra Leone – Policy brief. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 30 November 2017