Award Ceremony for the TUMI Challenge Winners – kick off for the transformation of urban mobility
10 innovative mobility projects from 10 different cities on 3 continents were awarded this year's Transformative Urban Mobility Challenge on May, 22nd 2018. The ceremony at the WomenMobilizeWomen conference in Leipzig marked the start of the implementation of the 10 selected projects.
More than 100 projects were submitted by the 1st of March for the first Transformative Urban Mobility Challenge from over 30 countries. The aim was to receive a funding up to max. € 200,000 as well as technical training and process support for the implementation of the projects to get the ball rolling for the transformation of urban mobility in the respective cities. The experts from the TUMI partner organizations selected the 10 best projects in a joint process. The winning projects represent the diversity of all submitted innovative projects.
The joy of winning and the upcoming work on the implementation of the projects was very big. "We are so honored and happy to win the TUMI Challenge. For our project, the timing could not be better. ", Marcela Rebecca Campbell from Openstreets Cape Town.
The winning projects cover the wide span of street design, e-mobility, digital solutions as well as solutions for security and gender. More detailed the winning project range from: public awareness raising (Openstreets Cape Town) as well as women's safety enhancement through Safetipin app (Colombia) and inclusive street design and the promotion of pedestrians (India and Nigeria) to the implementation of Bike / Tricycle sharing systems and the closure of the last mile (Ethiopia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Morocco) to an app for public transport (Tanzania) and an Accelerator for startups in the mobility sector (Kenya).
The ceremony took place at the end of the WomenMobilizeWomen conference. A day full of inspiring and motivating lectures, professional and personal exchange between women involved in mobility worldwide. "This is the most diverse room I've seen in a long time," says Mary Crass of the International Transport Forum. The planning and implementation of transport and mobility projects around the world are still largely done by men. Among other things, the mobility systems in our cities often lack the consideration of the needs of women, which limits their mobility. Julie Ann Genter, Vice Minister for Transport and Health in New Zealand, therefore, speaks to the participants from the soul: "If we want healthy and lively cities, we need people who advocate for different experiences." Tania Rödiger-Vorkwerk encourages the participants: "This shall only be the beginning! When women plan transport, transport is planned for all. "May Ali Babiker of the Islamic Development Bank adds:" Because women are change-agents. "
Due to the great spirit of optimism, the WomenMobilizeWomen conference was the right place to award the TUMI Challenge winners and set the starting signal for the transformation of urban mobility!
TUMI and all its partners would like to thank you for the overwhelming participation in the Challenge and look forward with great anticipation to the implementation process of the 10 TUMI Challenge winner pilot projects!
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