Name of the initiative:

Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

By: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) National governments
Dahlmanstrasse 4 1958 - Germany
Area of commitment: Social Cohesion and Equity - Livable Cities
Scope: Global
Countries of implementation:
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Georgia
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos)
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
Cities of implementation:
  • Cities In Developing And Emerging Economies
Your partners:
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • C40
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Development Bank Of Latin America (CAF)
  • Global KfW Development Bank
  • ICLEI (Local Governments For Sustainability)
  • Institute For Transport And Development Policy (itdp)
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (slocat)
  • UN-Habitat
  • The World Resource Institute (wri)
Timeframe: 5 years
Starting month: 10/2016
Resources: > 100M USD
Cities and metropolitan regions in developing and emerging economies 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.  

Our targets are to:

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.

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

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

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

Implementation modalities:
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.

Expected accomplishments:
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. Regional networks, urban mobility labs, webinars and innovative approaches such as design thinking and peer-to-peer reviews are key elements. Together with TUMI-partners we will strategically develop and strengthen capacity building programmes for sustainable urban mobility.  

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. Eligible concepts for financing must be jointly developed and be imbedded in the overall urban planning of the respective city and national institutions. Investments tar­get replicable, innovative approaches as well as reliable, existing technologies.  

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. To ensure a long-lasting impact, TUMI will financially and technically support the realisation of the best ideas. TUMI wants to globally showcase the variety of approaches and solutions that can lastingly improve urban mobility for all.