CODATU participated in the Global Urban Leaders program

Publication Thursday 21 July 2022
Participants of the program. Source: Despacio

Between October 2021 and April 2022, CODATU participated in the Global Urban Leaders program co-created by Mujeres en Movimiento and WomenMobilizeWomen and supported by GIZ, AFD, CAF, Despacio and Flone Initiative. The objective of this program is to promote women’s participation in the transport and mobility sector by promoting female role models and stimulating peer-to-peer skills development. This program has brought together some 60 women from the transport and mobility sector worldwide, including Noémi Mené, CODATU’s Project Officer.

Le programme s’est déroulé en deux temps, de manière intégralement virtuelle. La première partie était c

The program took place in two parts, entirely virtual. The first part consisted of sessions to increase the participants’ skills on the major issues of gender in transport but also on themes such as leadership and project management. The second part consisted of mentoring in pairs. This mentoring, with a frequency of one meeting per week for six weeks, allowed CODATU to exchange on the models of governance and financing of transport between the two countries (France and the Philippines) but also to reflect on professional cultures and their impacts on the careers of women in both countries.

In the skills-building part, synchronous and asynchronous workshops were led by outstanding women in the sector from around the world. Personalities such as Ana Gabriel Zuñiga (former Vice Minister of Public Affairs in Costa Rica) or Daniela Chacón Arias (former city councilor of Quito) intervened in the sessions. The focus was on interactivity and engagement of the participants in the different sessions with the use of digital tools such as Mural.

Example of an exercise conducted as part of the program. Source: Photo by the author.

During the mentoring part, sessions with all the participants were also held to share good practices in the field of transportation as well as in the field of project management and professional assertiveness.

During several workshops organized by TUMI, the participants created very evocative pictures

This exciting program allowed CODATU to strengthen its knowledge of gender issues in transportation (in line with the article published last year) but also to meet women from all over the world who are potential avenues for developing ever more inclusive activities.

Partenaires associés

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agit depuis soixante-dix ans pour lutter contre la pauvreté et favoriser le développement dans les pays du Sud et dans l’Outre-mer. Au moyen de subventions, de prêts, de fonds de garantie ou de contrats de désendettement et de développement, elle finance des projets, des programmes et des études et accompagne ses partenaires du Sud dans le renforcement de leurs capacités.

Les transports constituent un secteur d’intervention traditionnel de l’AFD. Sur la période 2001-2005, l’Agence a mobilisé environ 164 M€ par an en moyenne pour la mise en œuvre de projets dans le secteur des transports (en incluant les projets de développement rural et urbain comportant des activités de transport).

GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

GIZ est l’agence allemande de coopération internationale pour le développement. La GIZ a été fondée en 2011, elle fait suite à la GTZ agence de coopération technique fondée en 1974.

La GIZ est porteuse de la plateforme SUTP, “Sustainable Urban Transport Project” dont le but est d’aider les villes en développement à mettre en place des systèmes de transport durable.

La GIZ est membre du réseau Bridging the Gap auquel CODATU participe également.