Women in Mobility: Empowerment

Innotrans Luncheon

In preparation of the Innotrans Luncheon women started to empower one another by sharing participants straps.

Moreover women express their opinions on women in the transport sector and share their options on social media. Stay in the loop by following these hashtags: #WomenInMobility  #WIMLuncheon

For further information about the program click here

Please note: This event is by invitation only.

19th September 2018

Low-Traffic City Centre‘ in Leipzig: When less leads to more

Low-Traffic City Centre‘ in Leipzig: When less leads to more

New horizons for traffic and urban planning

Leipzig is one of the fastest-growing cities in Germany. The inner city became increasingly unattractive due to the continuous rise in car traffic – caused not only by the many cars passing through, but also by those looking for parking spaces, of which there were too few.

To reduce pressure on the centre, in 1993 the city council adopted the ‚master plan for a low-traffic city centre‘, which was updated in 2008. The plan is based on recognition of the fact that the available space is no longer sufficient for all modes of transport. Thanks to the reduction in the number of cars, today there is space in the city centre for little extras – like benches that invite passers-by to sit down for a while.

For further information on objectives, activities, effects and concluding remarks on the master plan for a ‚low-traffic city centre‘, click here.

Women in Mobility: Empowerment

Innotrans Luncheon

In preparation of the Innotrans Luncheon women started to empower one another by sharing participants straps.

Moreover women express their opinions on women in the transport sector and share their options on social media. Stay in the loop by following these hashtags: #WomenInMobility  #WIMLuncheon

For further information about the program click here

Please note: This event is by invitation only.

19th September 2018

Save the Date: 22-23 November 2018 – Eastern Africa Women in Transportation Conference

Exploring women & transport at the nexus of research, policy & practice

Save the date and join the flone initiative on November 22nd – 23rd in Nairobi for this first annual conference with transport workers, researchers and policy makers on how to support women in public transportation in the region!

Freedom of movement is a human right, yet public transportation is notoriously dangerous for women, children, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. We believe in empowering women to create a more equitable and sustainable public transportation system for everyone!

Building on the amazing momentum created at the WomenMobilizeWomen Conference in Leipzig, Germany, Flone Initiative and partners are organizing an international dialogue on issues affecting women in transportation in Eastern Africa.

For more information about the conference, visit www.floneinitiative.org or email at witconference@floneinitiative.org.

Discover our New GPSM Web Tool

 

GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has developed the GPSM Web Map as part of the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM).

The interactive online tool shows all GPSM activities worldwide and is constantly being up-dated with our latest news. With the GPSM web map we would like to encourage users to browse and discover our

  • Partners,
  • Events,
  • Actions and
  • Job Vacancies.

You find the Map here.

Women in Mobility: Innotrans Luncheon

Women in Mobility: Innotrans Luncheon

Within the international trade fair for transport technology (InnoTrans) female managers and experts of the transport sector (with focus on sustainable mobility) are invited to attend the third manager-, influencer-, and directors-summit.

The objective of the Luncheon is to visualize role models, evaluate on technical questions and to foster the exchange of experinces.

Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke, DB executive board of digitalization and technologies will give a keynote speech followed by a networking session with fingerfood. At 2pm participants have the opportunity to join the guided innovation tour through InnoTrans.

For further information, click here (available only in German).

19th September 2018

Upcoming Webinar: “(Reverse) Innovation“ – Shared Mobility and New Mobility Services

on Jan. 31st

Innovative shared mobility and new mobility services can be found in several emerging economies and developing countries. The growing accessibility of increasingly high-performing mobile devices connect services, providers and users. Against this background, traditional and sectoral models of transport services are increasingly supplemented by shared mobility and new mobility services. Peer-to-peer (P2P) car and bike sharing are important components of these new services. However, they are currently controversially discussed.

We are kindly inviting you to the webinar “Shared Mobility and New Mobility Services” on 31st of January 2018, from 13:00 to 14:15 (UTC+1).

This webinar will provide insights in the work of shared mobility providers from Egypt and China. It is inspired by the joint publication “Reverse Innovation – Rethinking Urban Transport through Global Learning” by GIZ on behalf of BMUB and the German Environment Agency. The launch of the publication in September 2017 in Berlin started the discussion on the potential of (reverse) innovation. You can download the publication here.

We primarily address interested professionals (from urban development, mobility as well as foundations, research institutions) and government representatives, who want to learn more about the innovative potential of emerging and developing countries in the field of mobility.

If you want to participate in the webinar, please register here.

Upcoming: Webinar „Gender and Urban Transport“

on Jan. 18th at 13:00 (UTC+1)

Many people recognize transport as gender neutral – though in fact, it´s not! Gender is a transversal dimension of social life and impacts travel behaviour, patterns, needs and accesses. Women and men have different pre-conditions, needs and restrictions for using transport. This has to be taken into consideration for all transport planning and projects to adequately meet the demand and to assure that transport is efficient and sustainable.

Want to know more? We cordially invite you to join our next SUTP-Webinar on “Gender and Urban Transport” on Thursday, January 18th at 13:00 (UTC+1).

Heather Allen is an international consultant on the topic and will point at that “tiny little difference” when it comes to transport and examine disparities in transport requirements of men and women, and Sonal Shah, Senior Manager at ITDP India, will introduce a policy approach to women and transport in Indian cities along with the use of SafetiPin as an approach to improve security in transport.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

In this webinar, we will jointly explore how gender issues pursue sustainable urban mobility in very practical terms. You will learn about gender considerations in transport planning, design and operation and we will hear about safety and security aspects in transportation. In a dynamic session, participants will have the possibility for immediate questions.

For warming up, find out more on women and transport with our factsheet from the iNUA series, take a look at the SaftiPin application, or read our recent interview on women and cycling in India.

Yours sincerely,

the SUTP-Webinar-Team

Background

Just as transportation systems define the structure of the city, gender defines the structure of society. Women face more restrictions to mobility, and their travel patterns differ from those of men due to their differences in needs and tasks, and also because they generally have less time available and access to resources. At the same time, women are in higher risk of being victim of crime and violence. Therefore, women have different requirements of transport systems and space, and these diverse perspectives need to be integrated into planning. Without this, transportation, planning and projects will not adequately meet demand.

Mayors as well as administrations play an essential role in making transport gender sensitive, and gender must be considered in all stages of the planning process: data collection, planning and design, implementation and monitoring. Key issues to be tackled are the support of women’s participation in decision-making, the improvement in accessibility, safety and comfort of transport modes and the planning of transport services in response to gender needs.

Not including gender in transport planning, design and operation leads to inefficiencies in the transport system, to economic disadvantage and limitation of potential.

To find out more about the specifics of gender in transport this webinar will share knowledge, examples and innovative ideas from around the globe for inclusive and safe transport.

Questions we will explore include:

  • What exactly are the differences in gender and transport use?
  • How can you measure and evaluate gender in transport?
  • What are good examples to learn from?
  • What does this mean for decision-makers?
  • What lessons can be learnt for other countries or regions?
  • Where can I get more information?

Speakers

Heather Allen is an independent consultant with more than 20 years international of experience and is a highly regarded expert in gender, urban transport, sustainable development and climate change. She has worked at UITP, the International Association of Public Transport and with the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory’s Sustainable Transport Group. Since becoming an independent consultant, her projects include an international review of women’s personal security, gender and urban transport and a major study on this in three Latin American Cities (Buenos Aires, Quito and Santiago).

Sonal Shah is an architect and urban planner. Currently she is the Senior Manager of the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy, where she is guiding the urban planning and gender strategy, projects, research and capacity building initiatives. She has issued various publications on such topics, among others the Women and Urban Transport Policy Brief together with Safetipin. Prior to her current position, she has worked as an independent consultant, and a consultant for the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

Discover our new GPSM Web Tool

Discover our new GPSM Web Tool

GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has developed the GPSM Web Map as part of the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM).

The interactive online tool shows all GPSM activities worldwide and is constantly being up-dated with our latest news. With the GPSM web map we would like to encourage users to browse and discover our

  • Partners,
  • Events,
  • Education Opportunities and
  • Job Vacancies.

You find the Map here.

 

 

New SUTP Factsheet Series – Implementing the New Urban Agenda (iNUA)

First policy recommendation paper released on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

In October 2016, country and city representatives agreed on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, which forms an ambitious baseline for sustainable urban development until 2030. GIZ-SUTP is contributing to the NUA by a new Factsheet Series. The series addresses mayors and practitioners, outlines strategies that are crucial for realizing the objectives of the NUA and provides very practical recommendations for heading forward.

The compact 4-page documents are designed in a way, that mayors and decision-makers can rapidly gain an overview on the rationale and the practicability of the presented tool, measure or strategic approach. This is followed by practical recommendations on how to initiate implementation and further selected sources on the specific issue.

The first SUTP iNUA Factsheet will focus on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans as a practical tool for identifying and shaping actions for sustainable mobility – oriented on high feasibility of implementation. SUMPs integrate well into overarching Urban Development Plans and strategies and follow an inclusive and participative approach.

Download  it here.

You like this fact sheet?
We are currently working on further Factsheets on cycling, road safety, gender-sensitive planning and other topics, so we recommend to regularly check our website for updates.

 

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