SuM4All Course on Sustainability – Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today



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SuM4All Course on Sustainability – Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today

September 14, 2021 October 5, 2021 CEST

Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today – Knowledge Exchange Course  

IRF is proud to support the SuM4All partnership on its next four-module course to be held on 14, 21, 28 September, and 5 October 2021. Under the theme “Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today” the course will serve as a knowledge exchange space for decision-makers and stakeholders in the transport sector. At the end of the course, participants will be granted with a certification if the requirements are met (see below).

The world economy is changing rapidly; with an abundance of new opportunities, come new risks and vulnerabilities. As countries around the world undergo a fundamental reconfiguration to adapt, making the right policy decisions has become more challenging than ever.  Transportation and mobility define the very well-being of our daily lives and livelihoods and therefore, rethinking and adapting transport policy must be prioritized. 


SuM4All will host a four-module virtual knowledge exchange geared towards transport decision-makers and stakeholders. More about the four modules:

  • Module 1: Imperative for a New Approach to Transport Policy:  This module will cover the key dynamics that are shaping the future of mobility and necessitating a new policy approach, including globalization, the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement, data and technology, and new societal trends on governance, equity, and inclusion;

  • Module 2: Defining a Path Forward using Data: This module will cover how data can be used for improved decision-making in transport. The module will cover the power of data to track and monitor country performance on sustainable mobility, diagnose and prioritize transport issues, and rank countries on a global mobility scale;

  • Module 3: Crowd-Sourced Policy & Actions through Strategic Iterations: This module will cover the policy levers and measures that can be used to make progress towards sustainable mobility. The module will cover the first-ever global catalogue of policy instruments to respond to country mobility challenges. It will also introduce the thinking behind the selection algorithm applied to the catalogue to generate country-tailored action plans; and

  • Session 4: Adapting to Country Needs & Reaching Targets: This module will cover the experience of designing, testing, and implementing this new approach. It will offer the lessons learned and inspire ideas for future engagement at the regional, country, and municipal levels. The module will introduce the experience of multilateral development banks, countries, and municipalities that have adjusted their approach to transport policy to respond to a fast-changing environment.

Proceedings on Module 2

Led by SuM4All, IRF Director General, Susanna Zammataro, joined a group of distinguished speakers and experts to deliver the second of the four modules of the Knowledge Exchange Event on a new policy approach to achieve sustainable mobility, “Defining a Path Forward using Data.”

With data as the central theme, the module covered how data is being used to shape policies, measure performance, diagnose challenges, and set targets in transport. Furthermore, speakers shared insights on how to better leverage through more effective data sharing between public and private actors in transport, and how data tools and partnerships can be leveraged to solve transport challenges.  SuM4All data tools like the Global Tracking Framework (GTF) for Transport and the Policy Decision-Making Tool for Sustainable Mobility– Data Module were also demonstrated.    

Two more live modules were scheduled for Tuesdays at 14:30-15:30 CEST

  • Crowd-Sourced Policy + Action through Strategic Iterations (Sept 28, 2021) 
  • Adapting to Country Needs and Reaching Targets (October 5, 2021)                 

For more information and inscriptions, visit the SuM4All event page.