Institutional Framework


UNEP/DGEF is the GEF Implementing Agency for the project and has overall, but independent, responsibility for project implementation.

UN-HABITAT is serving as Executing Agency for the project and is responsible for the establishment, management, coordination, monitoring and dissemination of the project. UN-HABITAT components is implemented in the context of its urban transport strategy for the region. UN-HABITAT provides the link between the project and the expertise available within its partnership, as well as engage with a wide spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. governments, public sector, civil society, donors) across the three countries and beyond to increase institutional and public awareness on and support for sustainable urban mobility. UN-HABITAT is also involved in most of the technical and/or managerial decisions taken, related to the work of the Project Management Units (PMU), the Regional Steering Committee (RSC), and the National Steering Committees (NSC).

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is implementing the regional capacity building, awareness raising and networking component. GIZ has been advising authorities, institutions and organizations at local, regional and national levels on urban mobility for more than 25 years. On the basis of this experience and with the support of internationally recognized experts, GIZ has compiled solutions for sustainable urban transport in publications, training measures, project-related expert assignments and the organization of regional and international dialogues on the theme of urban mobility.

UNEP/DTIE Transport Unit assists UN-HABITAT in formulating and implementing clean public transport options in the three cities.

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is steering the PMU in Addis Ababa and is providing technical assistance for the implementation of the project activities in Addis Ababa. 

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is steering the PMU in Nairobi and Kampala and is providing technical assistance for the implementation of the project activities in both cities. 

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