uYilo, the South African national eMobility programme, is a founding partner of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP). The GSMP is a network of independent, not-for-profit organizations with extensive, practical and real-world experience in implementing low and zero emission mobility. The mission is to drive zero emission mobility solutions for all and the partnership will work with regions, countries and cities in a consulting capacity to share best practices and lessons learned on mobility decarbonization strategies and programs.
“A global partnership of this nature is an important step to realising zero-emission mobility in South Africa, and Africa at large,” says Hiten Parmar, Director of uYilo. Parmar announced the partnership during the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event today (19 November). “The move to sustainable mobility is a task faced by every country, and an important part of every regions alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals”
“Much of the world is ahead of us in this transition and we have a great deal to learn from them, to ease our own transition. Simultaneously, we also have lessons to share globally, especially on complementary challenges for developing countries and their ambitions towards sustainable mobility”
GSMP is made up of uYilo (South Africa), Forth (United States), Cenex (United Kingdom) and Cenex Netherland (Netherlands). Together, GSMP brings expertise in sustainable strategies, policies, programs and large-scale demonstration projects from Africa, Europe and North America.
The Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership is particularly enthusiastic to work with regions, countries and cities new to the zero emission mobility space in order to support their transition to clean transportation. Visit www.gsmp.world to learn more.
Quotes from GSMP partners:
Sustainable mobility is key to all developing countries while also being relative of developed countries progressions. It is through the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership that bridges like minded organisations each bringing a value add towards tackling the global climate crises agenda. The uYilo eMobility Programme shares the vision in this partnership towards bringing our experience to enable a resilient future for generations to come, as ‘uYilo’ itself means to create in Xhosa (South Africa). – Hiten Parmar, Director, uYilo eMobility Programme
Forth is thrilled to join with other mission driving organizations to help countries around the world use clean, electric, smart mobility to strengthen their economies, clean their air, and promote more equitable transportation solutions. Every country deserves access to clean air and affordable transportation. – Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Forth
This partnership provides regions and cities in all corners of the world single-access to a great and diverse amount of expertise for their quest towards sustainable mobility. Joining the GSMP helps strengthen Cenex Nederland’s mission to make the world a better place to live and travel in. – Esther van Bergen, General Manager, Cenex Netherland
Cenex is delighted to be a founding member of this new partnership. Working with other independent, not for profit organisations means we can collaborate best practice and provide expert advice and support that is right for the local community and the environment as we accelerate the transition to sustainable, low emission mobility. – Robert Evans, CEO, Cenex