The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is advancing synergies with activities of its Contributing Partner Wuppertal Institute, implemented in the context of the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the Urban Pathways project. Examples of recent capacity building activities within these frameworks include trainings in Nairobi (Kenya) for 45 representatives of several county governments, and in Belo-Horizonte (Brazil) for 280 employees of the public transport authority (BHTrans).
MobiliseYourCity also co-hosted an EU side-event at the COP24 in Katowice together with the Wuppertal Institute, UN-Habitat, Öko Institute and Transport & Environment. The event focused on decarbonisation pathways for the transport sector; a draft for stakeholder consultation of the new publication “National Urban Mobility Policies & Investment Programs – Guideline for Practitioners” was presented, which is currently jointly in development by MobiliseYourCity and UEMI. During the event the critical interlinkages between national and local strategies, policies and investments were discussed and the role of an inclusive policy process was emphasised.
Recent activities on project concepts include:
Kochi, India: Development of E Tuk-Tuks to replace fossil-fueled taxi Tuk-Tuks. The local implementation partners are Kochi municipality, Kochi Metro Rail limited (KMRL), together with Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and E Tuk-Tuk manufacturers.
Kathmandu, Nepal: Improvement of E Tuk-Tuks to enhance public transport systems. The local implementation partners are Sajha Yatayat (a cooperative public transportation organization) and local government, together with financing institution and Electric Vehicle Association Nepal (EVAN).
(Photos: German and French Ambassadors in India)