Mobility Champions

India has some of the most polluted and congested cities in the world. While an increasing number of people are moving into our cities, our urban infrastructure is not built to sustain this influx. The end result is increased commute times, mental fatigue and loss of productivity. With the ever-increasing fleet of private vehicles and a public transportation system that is disorganized, cities in India need to re-envision their mobility systems to ensure a safe and sustainable future. It is we, as citizens, who need to urgently take on the mantle of this responsibility.
See:   Redefining urban mobility   |   Call for Mobility Champions for Delhi   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving   |   Applications

Building a cadre of Mobility Champions

As part of the Sustainable Mobility Network (SMN), YLAC has joined hands with leading organizations such as ASAR, ITDP, Purpose, Sensing Local and Jhatkaa to remodel the urban mobility landscape in the country. As a member of this network, YLAC is focusing on establishing citizen incubation hubs to identify and groom passionate young residents as Mobility Champions. Our aim is to mobilize citizen advocates to push the agenda on sustainable mobility via advocacy and policy.
The Mobility Champions program was first launched under the aegis of the #BengaluruMoving campaign in August 2020. Another edition was run in Jan – Apr 2021. After making strides in the mobility space in Bengaluru, YLAC is now bringing the Mobility Champions program to Delhi! Applications are currently open for the 2021 Delhi edition. If you are someone who is passionate about the urban mobility landscape in Delhi NCR, do consider applying.

See:   Redefining urban mobility   |   Call for Mobility Champions for Delhi   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving   |   Applications


Call for Mobility Champions for Delhi

The Mobility Champions program in Delhi will be a 4-month part-time engagement, wherein 12 passionate young residents of the Delhi NCR region will be groomed as ‘Mobility Champions’ to amplify the movement on sustainable mobility in the city.
To increase the effectiveness of the engagement, YLAC will partner with prominent organizations working on this issue. Each selected Champion will be tasked to work with a partner for the duration of the program, with YLAC managing the overall engagement. This structure will give the Champions an opportunity to engage with, learn from and support the pioneers in the sustainable mobility space, while exploring actionable solutions and undertaking advocacy to further the cause of better transportation and connectivity.

Role Description

As part of the engagement, the Mobility Champions will be expected to:

  • Work closely with leading organizations to support ongoing projects and campaigns on the issue
  • Build on existing research to strengthen advocacy for identified solutions with policymakers, citizen-groups, through online and offline tactics
  • Create knowledge products such as infographics, draft representations and opinion pieces, and engage relevant stakeholders through the use of traditional and social media


  • Working professionals and students between the ages of 22-30 physically based in Delhi NCR, with a penchant for advocacy and activism
  • Passion to work on the issue of sustainable mobility and a deep understanding of the underlying issues and potential solutions
  • Ability to present information in a structured and insightful manner, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-driven, with strong leadership capabilities; someone who is proactive and capable of working with minimal supervision

Duration & Time Commitment

  • Four-month-long engagement from 23rd October, 2021 to 19th February, 2022
  • Minimum 12-16 hour time commitment per week, mainly after work hours and over weekends. While the work schedule will depend on the allocated partner organization, we will attempt to provide reasonable flexibility
  • Availability for fortnightly skill sessions/ meet-ups on Saturdays between 4 – 6 PM

Compensation & Perks

  • A nominal stipend of Rs. 30,000 for the duration of the campaign
  • Opportunity to lead from the front to change your city through citizen activism, while engaging in research and advocacy in the rapidly evolving mobility landscape
  • Opportunity to work closely with organizations doing meaningful and high impact work in the area of sustainable mobility
  • An intellectually stimulating environment with access to a strong community of change-makers

Application & Deadlines

  • Please submit your details along with your resume through the form here. Besides the resume, the application form also seeks some additional information on your motivation, skill sets and past experiences.
  • The deadline to apply is 3rd October, 2021.   In case you have any questions, you may write to us at [email protected]

See:   Redefining urban mobility   |   Call for Mobility Champions for Delhi   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving   |   Applications