EMBARQ ’s mission is to catalyze and help implement sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. Since 2002, the EMBARQ network has expanded to Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Turkey and the Andean Region, collaborating with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces.

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries. It primarily works for public-sector organizations. GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works with cities worldwide to bring about sustainable transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life. ITDP promotes environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide and works with city governments and local advocacy groups to implement projects that reduce poverty, pollution, and oil dependence.

International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is a global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and a promoter of innovations in the sector.

International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD) As a Southern-driven global network IFRTD works to improve policies and practices in transport operations, infrastructure, access and service provision that will benefit the lives of poor rural communities in developing countries through dialogue, information sharing, capacity building, research and advocacy.

Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) improves the knowledge on sustainable low carbon transport, helps develop better policies and catalyze their implementation. SLoCaT is a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to the implementation of Agenda 21, Rio+5 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI). The Partnership is documented on the UN Partnership website.

UK Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department with a Cabinet Minister in charge. The goal of the department is “to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty”. DFID’s main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance.

Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.

Worldbank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs with the goal of reducing poverty.

World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. WHOs objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.


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