The MobiliseYourCity Asia program focuses on addressing specific challenges of the countries and cities which are enrolled in the program, within the strategic framework of the Partnership.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) allocated a 5 million EUR grant in 2019 for the program’s first phase. Under this first phase the following activites will be executed among others: implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP), concept studies for priority projects as well as communication and awareness rising events and activities.
Since 2018 four Asian countries join the Partnership, e.g. India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Thailand. In this vein, several cities joined MobiliseYourCity and had engaged SUMP elaboration or improvement as Kurunegala (Sri Lanka), Kochi, Nagpur and Ahmedabad (India), Tbilisi (Georgia), Medan Metropolitan Area (Indonesia), Mandalay (Myanmar) and Peshawar, Mingora and Abbottabad (Pakistan). Those city members are already benefitting from a technical and financial support under the program and are identifying priority projects to go forward to sustainable mobility development. The first phase of MobiliseYourCity Asia program will provide support to a total number of a dozen cities in the region, over a period of 3 years. Then, a second phase of the program is planned.
The MobiliseYourCity Asia program is jointly implemented by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in close coordination with the Secretariat and the other Implementing partners active in Asia as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Since September 2020, the MobiliseYourCity Asia program is implemented by a Project Management Unit technically led by the Consortium of Consultant Espelia, Artelia, Codatu and IPR.