Welcome to this March issue of the TUMI Update!
This month is full of amazing and inspiring activities and we are excited to share them with you.
TUMI continues to work towards more inclusive and sustainable mobility systems, by pushing active modes of transport, decarbonizing public transport systems and empowering women in the transport sector.
Have a great read and stay tuned!
Highlight of the Month – Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023
This Thursday, March 2nd Parliamentarian State Secretary Dr. Bärbel Kofler (BMZ) and GIZ Management Board Member Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven will award the “Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023”. The high-level dialogue and award ceremony will be hosted by Women Mobilize Women at the GIZ Representation Berlin.
The award honors women who have made outstanding contributions to more gender-equitable urban transport systems in their respective cities and countries. The women were nominated in a public call that resulted in 75 nominations from over 30 countries. Every year, WMW honors the “Remarkable Women in Transport”. In light of Women Mobilize Women’s five-year anniversary, this years’ award is handed out under the special title “Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023”. In addition to the award, WMW will also launch a publication of the same name. A limited number of copies will be available as a print version, digital versions of the book are downloadable at the following link after the official release on March 2nd: Remarkable Women in Transport – WomenMobilizeWomen. With the publication, WMW aims to increase visibility for the work of feminist change-makers in the transport sector globally and portrays the variety of their approaches for a gender-equitable and just transport transformation.
Furthermore, WMW also invited award recipients from the Global South to a high-level study tour in Berlin. Twenty-one of the award recipients and representatives of relevant institutions and organizations in Germany will attend a week of expert exchanges from February 27th to March 3rd. Among others, the program includes discussions on the importance of gender mobility data, expert exchanges with members of the German Parliament, UN Women, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and other relevant stakeholders under in light of Germany’s Feminist Development Policy.
The Africa E-Mobility Forum
The TUMI E-Bus Mission and UN Environment will co-host the Africa E-Mobility Week from the 20th –24th of March in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Over 25 African cities will be present at the event. The Africa E-Mobility Week will offer various exchange formats, certified training, and an electric mobility marketplace to match projects with potential financiers and technology suppliers. The event will also include a half-day training on end-of-life management measures for electric bus batteries. The training will be facilitated by German Oeko-Institute and will be looking at measures to improve circularity of e-bus batteries in order to avoid undue environmental and economic burden to municipalities, operators and society.
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South Africa and Colombia: the E-Bus Mission on site!
The TUMI E-Bus Mission was present in Colombia and South Africa, participating in events with representatives of our Deep Dive and Network cities. In Bogotá, city delegates gathered in the context of the Conversápolis event from 22nd – 24th February. Panel sessions, a workshop on circular economy and a site visit were some of the activities featured throughout this three-day meeting. In Cape Town, the TUMI E-bus Mission hosted several sessions at the Africa Green Economy Summit from the 20th –24th of February on the transition to e-mobility in Africa. Furthemore, TUMI also chaired three key sessions on mobility and social inclusion, investment in green economy and increasing clean energy capital flows in the continent.
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Online-Course: “Transformando la Movilidad Urbana”Looking to learn about sustainable urban mobility and transportation planning?
Join the free online course “Transforming Urban Mobility: Introduction to Transport Planning for Sustainable Cities” offered by the EUROCLIMA+ program in partnership with the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and University College London (UCL). The course, available in Spanish, covers a variety of topics related to sustainable urban mobility, including the different dimensions of sustainable mobility and the adverse effects of motorization. It also explores the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) approach to sustainable mobility and the role of urban planning in supporting the use of public transportation and active mobility. Join a global classroom of learners today and start exploring the future of sustainable urban mobility!
E-Course: Digitalizing E-Bus Projects
Good news! The e-course Digitalizing E-Bus Projects is now open for all! The six-module training, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, will provide you with the tools to learn how to plan, procure and achieve improved operations efficiency of e-bus projects with digital tools. Follow the mandatory modules at your own pace and further personalize your learning experience by choosing the optional units of your interest. Access this link, login to the Mobility Academy and enroll! The e-course includes a certificate upon completion.
The TUMI Lab held its first public event at the Vietnam German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on February 22.
The TUMI Lab is working with Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to design a comprehensive solution/tool to support city authorities in their planning processes before, during and after heavy rains and other extreme weather events that interrupt the efficiency of their urban bus system.
The lab has mobilized a diverse group of digital talents and experts from the fields of project management, design, and engineering together with the HCMC Department of Transport and public and private bus operators, to outline the problem area and develop a user-centric digital prototype to solve the urban mobility challenge.
Let us know what you think!
Call for papers: Cambridge University Press
Data & Policy, a peer-reviewed open access journal published by Cambridge University Press, is collaborating with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and TUMI (Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative) on a special collection dedicated to ‘Latin America: Sustainable Mobility Using Data’ in 2023. The collection of papers will highlight the importance of using digital data to drive decision-making in the transport sector, enabling transformative and sustainable change. This call for academic research welcomes new contributions that focus on themes such as urban mobility and accessibility, land use planning, sustainable transport, and more. Authors are encouraged to submit translational papers that facilitate the transfer of knowledge between research and practice. Papers can be submitted through the Data & Policy ScholarOne site, with a final submission deadline of April 28th, 2023.
First e-taxi in Cuenca
With the support of TUMI and private entities the first electric taxi is on service in Cuenca, Ecuador as part of the e-mobility pilot in the city. The taxi will be on service for three weeks and be driven by operators with two objectives: to debunk existing misconceptions about the technology and to assess the economic feasibility of decarbonizing taxi fleets through a financial analysis of total cost ownership (TCO).
More partners joining Cuencas e-bike pilot: The e-bike pilot was launched with a brand new partner of the project. Within the project TUMI supported the provision of 12 e-bikes to private vehicle users in order to identify their perceptions of this new means of transport for their daily commute.
Cuenca benefits from TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network
The city of Cuenca actively participated at the Conversápolis event in Bogotá, Colombia, which also featured a TUMI E-Bus Mission day, organized by TUMI, ICLEI and UITP. The aim of the event was to strengthen capacities of cities for the integral planning of a model for the transition of public transport to e-buses and included an exciting site visit to the e-bus depot of the district transport provider La Rolita. The transport operator runs a 100% electric fleet and 50% of its staff is composed of women drivers. TUMI is proud to support this just transition in Bogotá.
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WRI | Knowledge
“Changing the Demand Preference for Electric Vehicles in Ho Chi Minh City: Costs and Benefits From Incentives in the Early Stages of Adoption”
This paper evaluates potential costs of implementing financial incentives for electric vehicles (EVs); specifically purchase subsidies and registration rebates offered in HCMC and the benefits related to individual savings and GHG emissions reductions. The analysis indicates that implementation could deliver net-positive benefits during the early stages of EV adoption in HCMC. Overall, the analysis shows that incentives to make EVs more cost-competitive, along with support for the deployment of charging stations, will be crucial for increasing EV adoption in HCMC.
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WRI I EVENT
Join WRI Ross Center for Cities and the World Bank for the 20th Anniversary Edition of “Transforming Transportation”
Transforming Transportation 2023 will pay special attention to ongoing challenges such as climate change, COVID-19, and macroeconomic instability, taking the current context as a starting point to reimagine transport and make it more inclusive, safe, sustainable, and efficient. The event will be held in person at the Word Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, on March 14-15. Interested participants who cannot travel to Washington will also have the option to attend most sessions virtually.