Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)


Name of initiative Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 2017
End year
Secretariat Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40 53113 Bonn, Germany Phone: +49 228 44 60-0 email:

Organisational structure The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) enables leaders in developing countries and emerging economies to create sustainable urban mobility. It offers technical and financial support for innovative ideas. In TUMI the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has brought together some of the world’s leading institutions working on sustainable mobility with city networks and think tanks to implement projects on site where they are needed most. Partners include ADB, CAF, WRI, ITDP, UN-Habitat, SLoCaT, ITDP, ICLEI, GIZ, KfW and C40. A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. TUMI will support projects, leadership development and career building for urban leaders, decision-makers, planners and students; ultimately connecting over 1500 leaders worldwide. We believe in capacity building, mobilization of investments and supporting approaches on the ground as the most effective measures to follow the set goals and achieving a more sustainable urban future
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation
Type of lead organisation National government
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme-weather events underline the importance of climate-sensitive and resilient transport services and infrastructures. The transport sector is responsible for 28% of the global final energy consumption and is already the second largest polluting sector. It is the fastest growing sector with regard to GHG emissions. By 2050, transport-related emissions are forecasted to increase by 120%. Resilience strategies support the needed adaptation to future climate related vulnerability. Our target: support our partner cities in building resilient services and infrastructures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport.
Objectives The objective of the TUMI is to accelerate the implementation of sustainable urban transport development and mitigation of climate change by mobilizing finance, building capacities and promoting innovative approaches.
Activities Capacity building:

• Capacity building is core of our ENABLE pillar: ENABLE 3,000+ 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 (cf. capacity development catalogue).

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

Knowledge development:

  • TUMI can draw from the broad knowledge base of its partners with a wealth of publications, training offers and other materials as well as established access to key resource persons and professionals. These elements are used in various capacity building efforts and other formats to build knowledge among individuals and organizations.

Policy-making and implementation:

  • TUMI is only indirectly involved in policy making as it works through mechanisms such as capacity development, funding/financing and pilot measures. However, its partners aim at including lessons learnt and innovative approaches in policy dialogues and other formats. Further, it also supports the implementation of climate mitigation through policy based lending – thereby supporting policy making and implementation of national governments.
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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Funding, Capacity building, Implementation
Activity of initiative Fundraising, Training and education, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Training and education — Individual participating in the workshops or trainings
Value (#)3000
Fundraising — Funds raised
Value (MUS$)1000
Goals A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) will support this transition by mobilizing significant investments in sustainable urban transport infrastructures and services, building the capacity of key decision makers and supporting innovative and transformative sustainable mobility approaches on the ground. Furthermore, TUMI will contribute to an improved dialogue on urban mobility with relevant stakeholders at global, national and local levels, and will increase the awareness of the private sector as well as civil society and help them mobilize to contribute more directly to the development of sustainable mobility solutions.
  • Mobilize one billion USD to build and modernize sustainable urban mobility infrastructure
  • Enable 3,000+ urban change makers to plan and implement modern mobility concepts
  • Support innovative pilot activities in cities across the globe
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals According to its three pillars, TUMI has strengthened its goals in 2019 to mobilize more funding, enable more than the achieved number of 3,000+ urban change makers, and support more innovative pilot activities through the Global Urban Mobility Challenge and other activities.
Progress towards the goals Stay tuned for updates on
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting TUMI report in the annual PPMC report:


Participants Number Names
Members 11  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 11 Asian Development Bank - ADB (Philippines),  CAF Development Bank Of Latin America (Venezuela),  C40 (United K.),  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ (Germany),  German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany),  KfW Development Bank (Germany),  ICLEI (Germany),  Institute For Transport and Development Policy - ITDP (USA),  Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport - SLoCaT (China),  UN Human Settlements Programme - UN-Habitat (Kenya),  World Resource Institute (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Not only have national states as participators