Every third person lives in informal settlements, with hardly any access to transport services making it difficult to reach work places, schools or health centers

The transport sector is the fastest growing sector when it comes to global fossil-fuel-related GHG emissions

2/3 of the 1.2 Mio deaths in road traffic occur in cities, and 20 times more are injured

Half of Windhoek’s population spends more than 25% of their income on transport

In Cairo, traffic jams lead to annual costs of USD 8bn, this is 4% of the total GDP of Egypt

What we do

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In preparation: Pilot project on Improvement of living conditions in Amman's poverty zones, 2017-2018
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Activities in the field of urban transport. Further information will be available soon.
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Traffic, Mobility, Logistics, 2016-2021 (giz)
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Activities in the field of urban transport. Further information will be available soon.
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Urban-industrial environmental management in Mexico II, 2014-2017 (giz)
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Sustainable Urban Development Findeter(kfw) and further activities in the field of urban transport. Information will be available soon.
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Activities in the field of urban transport. Further information will be available soon.
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Urban Public Transportation Improvement Program (kfw)
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Urban Public Transportation Improvement Program (kfw)
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Fresh food supply for cities, 2014-2017 and in preparation Integrated, sustainable urban transport systems for smart cities, 2017-2019 (giz), Integrated Watertransport Kochi (kfw) and Metro Nagpur (kfw)
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Energy efficiency in urban mobility, 2015-2018 and in preparation Enegry efficient drive systems in the urban context, 2017-2020 (giz) and Sustainable urban development / urban mobility - financing climate friendly urban mobility investments with BNDES (kfw)
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Traffic Control System (Huainan); Nanchang Metro Line 2 (Jiangxi Province) (kfw)
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Urban Public Transportation Improvement Program (kfw)
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Green Goal - Programm (Non-Motorized Transport) (kfw)
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Integrated Urban Development, 2015-2018

INVESTMENT

MOBILISE investments to build, modernise and augment sustainable urban mobility infrastructure. Germany is committed to invest significant funds in sustainable urban transport systems in developing countries and emerging economies.

1000 LEADERS

ENABLE 1,000 urban leaders, decision-makers, planners and students to plan and implement sustainable mobility concepts. We will support political leaders and change-makers in their professional environments by providing tailor-made capacity-building formats.

PILOT CITIES

SUPPORT innovative solutions with potential for replication and upscaling through a number of pilot activities across the globe. A global competition will encourage individuals to submit initiatives to address local mobility challenges and develop ambitious project ideas.

Areas of activities

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative is initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. The initiative intends to support activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility towards accessible transport systems for economic growth and prosperity, better social inclusion for urban dwellers, healthier and cleaner cities as liveable places and mitigating transport related GHG emissions.

 

Access

Accessible transport systems for economic growth and prosperity.

Our target: support our partner cities in reducing congestion and creating accessible environments for people and the economy by shifting more trips towards public transport, walking and cycling.

Inclusion

Social inclusion for urban dwellers.

Our target: support our partner cities in providing affordable access to public transport services and safe walking infrastructures for all population groups.

Health

Healthy and clean cities as liveable places.

Our target: support our partner cities in reducing the number of traffic fatalities and transport-related air pollution.

Climate Change

Climate-sensitive urban transport development.

Our target: support our partner cities in building resilient structures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport.

About the initiative

Cities and metropolitan regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are seeking solutions for their overloaded transport systems. To support their efforts, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is launching the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) together with numerous partners, supporting activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility. A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative will support this transition by mobilising significant investments in sustainable urban transport infrastructure, building the capacity of key decision makers and supporting innovative and transformative sustainable mobility approaches on the ground.