The French Development Agency (AFD) and India’s Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) signed a Grant Facility Agreement of 3.5 million euros, to be financed by the European Union under its Asia Investment Facility (AIF) for implementing the ‘MobiliseYourCity’ initiative in three Indian cities, Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad. The contribution received broad news coverage especially in India, for more inforamtion see inter allia Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Statesman and Times of India.
The second MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee (SC) Meeting, chaired by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) took place on Thursday, May 11th in the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat in Brussels. The SC provides the forum for an exchange on MobiliseYourCity related activities and on further strategic directions for development and implementation of the initiative
The meeting was attended by representatives from the European Commission, the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEEM), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as well as MobiliseYourCity´s founding partners, the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).
Karima Delli, Member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of its Committee on Transport and Tourism, provided insights from the committee work and elaborated on challenges related to urban mobility in emerging and developing economies.
MobiliseYourCity is delighted to welcome the following national governments as new partner countries:
- The Dominican Republic
- Sri Lanka
In addition, MobiliseYourCity is delighted to welcome the following local governments as new partner cities:
- Curitiba, Brazil
- Recife, Brazil
- Gran Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Nagpur, India
- Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Mahajanga, Madagascar
- Dakar, Senegal
- Sfax, Tunisia
- Czernowitz, Ukraine
- Poltava, Ukraine
- Vinnitsa, Ukraine
- Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Moreover, the following Knowledge and Network Partners were welcomed into the initiative:
- UN Habitat
MobiliseYourCity is looking forward to working with its new partners. If you are interested in joining the initiative as a partner as well as a contributor, you can find more information on our website.
Urban Mobility in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Approaches
jointly organised by
IRU, MobiliseYourCity (MYC) and GIZ Representation Brussels
Orega Centre d’affaires, Rue du Commerce 123
This week the MYC Secretariat officially moved into its premises in Brussels, enabling the Secretariat team to intensify its dialogue with European level stakeholders and partners and to work closely together in their efforts to support sustainable urban mobility in developing and emerging countries. Brussels as a political world city offers one of the best opportunities to interact with MYC´s supporters as well as beneficiaries and will foster underline the role of the initiative as a global exchange platform for sustainable urban development and mobility planning.
The Secretariat can be reached here:
Orega Centre d’affaires – EU District
Attn: MobiliseYourCity Secretariat
Rue du Commerce 123
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T +32 2895 5838
M contact /at/ mobiliseyourcity.net
Contact persons are:
Coordinator of the Secretariat
Communication and Outreach
During the 22nd Conference of the Parties, which was held in Marrakesh, Morocco from Nov 7th – 18th, 2016 MobiliseYourCity participated in different events.
On Friday Nov 11th the 1st MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee (MYC SC) meeting took place, chaired by the European Commission (DG DEVCO). The meeting was attended by Representatives from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the European Commission, the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEEM)as well as all MYC´s founding partners, the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). The MYC SC adopted most relevant governance documents of the initiative. A status report on MYC operationalisation was given.
Furthermore the first beneficiary partners were adopted and announced later the same day during a high level event in the French Pavilion. Hence MobiliseYourCity is most pleased to welcome the national governments of Cameroon and Morocco as well as the local governments of Douala and Yaounde (both Cameroon), Casablanca (Morocco), and Cochi (India) as new partners. High level representatives of MobiliseYourCity took part in a signature ceremony and announced the new partnerships.
If you are interested in joining us, please see the How to join? Section and contact us.