TUMI Network of High Ambition Leaders

What is the TUMI Network?

The TUMI Network of High Ambition Leaders aims to gather the needs of experts and practitioners with the ambition to transform mobility in their city, while offering a platform for common local actions and peer-to-peer exchanges.

What is expected?

Share your experience by joining the TUMI platform and a thematic working group.

Commitment and active participation – 4 hours/month.
» Appoint an expert in mobility with working knowledge of English.
» Attend monthly e-meetings and webinars.
» Attend in-person meetings (upon invitation).

Why join The TUMI Network?

Network and share your achievements and challenges with ambitious leaders around the world.

Visibility in awareness and communication campaigns.

Priority access to capacity building and technical assistance offered by the TUMI initiative.

How to join the TUMI Network?

Committed and interested experts in transport are invited to join the network.

» Fill out the commitment form.
» Appoint a specific contact person for network activities.

For more information, questions, or to access the commitment form: please contact us at tumi-network@iclei.org.

What is the TUMI Initiative?

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 1000 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.


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