The ITF Africa regional leadership seminar, as part of the global ITF informal transport workers’ project started today, with a visit to two important bus and taxi stations in Niamey (Niger). The visits allowed participants to talk to informal workers about their issues, their employment relationships, their working conditions, their bargaining counterparts, and how they are organised. The 2-day seminar brings together participants from 13 countries (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zambia) and will provide opportunity for an exchange of experiences on successful strategies for organisation and representation of informal transport workers.