Activating Long-Term Dialogue and Cooperation

Finding Ways to Intensify Collaboration of MobiliseYourCity Partnership Cities and Countries

How to further activate long-term dialogue and cooperation between beneficiary cities and countries was a focus topic of the 5th edition of the Steering Committee of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership. This included an enriching debate on how to activate the cluster of Brazilian partner cities, agreeing to hold follow-up meetings on this concern among interested partners. Aiming at expanding the partnership at the international level, while fostering quick and easy access to knowledge and experiences, feedbacks and exchanges among beneficiaries’ partners, digital projects were presented, such as the future web community of practice (ongoing work) and the website allcities4oneplanet.org (CODATU).

The Steering Committee also acknowledged the ever-growing presence of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership on the international stage within the field of sustainable urban transition, and to exchange among Partners about its impacts in the global fight against climate change and for a more sustainable future.

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership has been substantially developing in its geographical coverage and provision of technical assistance, currently spanning across 42 cities in 11 countries. Complementary.

The Steering Committee emphasized the importance of further advancing the Partnership´s methodological framework, e.g. by further improving the NUMP and SUMP factsheets or developing new monitoring tools. The potential to intensify collaboration and complementarity of activities between our various stakeholders is an essential strength of MobiliseYourCity.

The Steering Committee also validated six new cities as Beneficiary Partners, namely the African cities Lomé (Togo), Kumasi (Ghana), Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), the Eastern European city Tbilisi (Georgia), and the Latin America cities Belo Horizonte (Brazil), and Trujillo (Peru).

Finally, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership’s partner AFD (French Development Bank) announced two powerful new regional support programmes und der MobiliseYourCity partnership umbrella targeting Africa and Asia

Highly valued observers were among the attendees, such as our Network Partners PLATFORMA and ITDP, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), and Jean Yango as representative of the City of Douala.

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