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   |   The Mobility Champions Fellowship   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving
 


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 policy and advocacy.
 
The Mobility Champions Fellowship was first launched under the aegis of the #BengaluruMoving campaign in August 2020. Building on the foundation of our work under this campaign, we expanded the initiative in 2021 by instituting a hub in Delhi, while growing the cadre of Mobility Champions in Bengaluru.
 
No applications are open at this time, but you can browse through the tentative calendar for details on future engagements. You can also sign up below or follow us on social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook) for updates.

See:   Redefining urban mobility   |   The Mobility Champions Fellowship   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving
 


 

The Mobility Champions Fellowship

 
The Mobility Champions Fellowship is designed as a 3-4 month long engagement, wherein passionate young residents of an identified city are groomed as ‘Mobility Champions’ to amplify the movement on sustainable mobility.
 
To increase the effectiveness of the engagement, YLAC partners with prominent organizations working on sustainable mobility in the identified city. Each selected Champion is tasked to work with a partner for the duration of the fellowship, with YLAC managing the overall engagement. This structure gives 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 are 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

Eligibility

  • Working professionals and students between the ages of 20-30 physically based in the identified city, 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

 
See:   Redefining urban mobility   |   The Mobility Champions Fellowship   |   Previous editions under #BengaluruMoving