Enabling Sustainable Mobility through Stakeholder Engagement: Second Design Brainstorming Session hosted by the Dutch Embassy – Adaderana Biz

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands continues to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to help them strategize for their promotion of sustainable mobility in Sri Lanka through multiple co-design sessions.

Having previously partnered with Colombo City Council to pilot “CarFreeCMB”, the Netherlands continued its support and focus on sustainable mobility in Sri Lanka by working closely with Ride for Life, a lobby group from Sri Lankan citizens who promoted cycling as a primary mode. mobility in Sri Lanka. Also engaging with the private sector in promoting sustainable mobility, the embassy granted six winners access to Dutch advice on supporting and implementing their bike-to-work programs within their organizations. respective earlier this year.

As the Sri Lankan government continues to explore and adopt sustainable mobility practices, the Netherlands has been a strong supporter through technical assistance, knowledge sharing and institutional capacity development government agencies such as the Road Development Authority and the Urban Development Authority.

Now, the Embassy brings together all stakeholders from civil society, private and government sectors: a first co-design session was organized virtually on August 31 to discuss the steps needed to integrate sustainable mobility in the country. As a follow-up, a physical design brainstorming session was held on 18e of October facilitated by Citra Social Innovation Lab, South Asia’s first social innovation lab which is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Program and the Government of Sri Lanka.

While the first virtual session revolved around understanding current challenges and stakeholders, the second design brainstorming session focused on ideating solutions, prioritizing them, and developing a business plan. action needed to effectively integrate cycling in the country.

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