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Capacity building to deliver sustainable urban mobility for all
11 February 2018 @ 9:00 am
For cities to function successfully the urban mobility system must provide access to social, economic and opportunities for its citizens. To be sustainable – mobility must be safe, clean and affordable for all especially those in marginalised groups. To deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change urban access needs to be expanded whilst minimising the negative environmental and health impacts.
Sustainable urban mobility solutions are available and have been tested at scale – but cities lack the necessary human capacity to develop and implement comprehensive sustainable urban mobility plans in an open and inclusive way.
This session will present urban mobility capacity building experiences and opportunities available to urban stakeholders and urban mobility experts and introduce some of the funding agencies (e.g. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB)) who wish to support urban mobility capacity building in Developing Countries in the next years.
9:00 Introduction by Moderator – The role of capacity building, Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
Part I – Examples of urban mobility capacity building activities:
9:10 I – Mobilise Your City, Mael Martini, CODATU, France
9:20 II – International Union of Public Transport (UITP), Kaan YILDIZGOZ, Training Director, UITP
9:30 III – Doppelmayr – Academy of Sustainable Mobility, Carmen Hobitsch, Doppelmayr, Austria
9:40 IV – Transforming Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) – Armin Wagner, Team leader „Sustainable Mobility“, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany
9:50 V – Eco Mobility Alliance – Monica Zimmerman, ICLIE Local Governments for Sustainability
10:00 VI – Scaling up action through city networks – Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
Questions and answers
Part II – Discussion on urban mobility capacity building needs:
10:20 Panel Discussion:
Stefanie Holzwarth, Urban Mobility Unit, United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat)
Armin Wagner, Team leader „Sustainable Mobility“, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Gavin Dunnett, Director of Mobility, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Salim Refas, Global Lead, Transport, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
During this session panel members and audience are asked to answer and discuss the following 3 questions:
- How important is capacity building in scaling up action on sustainable urban mobility?
- How can we engage with more cities?
- What is missing in our collective capacity building efforts?
The last 15 minutes of this session will be to allow informal bi-lateral exchanges between speakers and participants.
Speakers will remain available in the room until 11:00.
For any questions about this event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org