United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation

New Urban Pathways: For Better Air Quality and Climate Action- A Call for City Actions

  Date first published: 3 November  2016

Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 30 November 2016


Urbanisation which is increasing rapidly in Asia and Africa is an engine of economic growth. Accounting for 70% of Global energy consumption and energy related Green House Gas Emissions, cities will play a major role in the attainment of the NDCs and global climate change mitigation efforts.  Simultaneously, air pollution has emerged as the single largest environmental health risk in the world. A transition in cities to cleaner sources of energy and energy efficiency of transport will play a key role in curbing air pollution and limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius.  The New Urban Agenda emerging from Habitat III, highlights the role of cities in taking such action while ensuring that cities benefit from improved mobility and accessibility.     

  1. New Urban Pathways to Better Air Quality and Climate Action : A Call for Action by Cities

UN-Habitat invites Expressions of Interest from cities,  academic or research institutions; Not-for-Profit Organizations; Governmental and Inter-Governmental organisations to devise consensus passed, action oriented and prioritized plans for key actions in specific cities to improve accessibility, while promoting a transition to cleaner transport including the greater uptake of electric-mobility in the context of better urban planning and a move to cleaner sources of energy building on the UN-Habitat’s Urban Electric Mobility Initiative and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network.    

The Primary result from this collaboration is expected to be Action Plan(s) on Sustainable Urban Mobility in cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, demonstrating a consensus driven and participatory approach. Such Action plans are expected to provide the basis for indicative cost estimates of key investments, including in non-motorised transport infrastructure, electromobility and improvements in the public-transport systems. It is expected that these Action Plans will also provide the basis for more detailed feasibility reports and project preparation, including business and financial modelling for private-public –partnership schemes for operating innovative solutions, e.g BRT and bike-sharing schemes.     

  The EOI should contain, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Overall experience of the organization in the area of Road Safety, Public Transport and Non-motorized transport;
  2. A short conceptual proposal on how the organisation plans to develop and implement this initiative including scope and nature of work; clearly describing its potential impact.
  • The support/ contribution the organization is willing to make including cash and in kind; (contribution in terms of staff time, office space and equipment and other support in cash and in-kind should be expressed in monetary terms.)
  1. Copies of statement of annual budget and annual reports of the previous 5 years;
  2. Copy of two latest audited reports, and
  3. Governance and organizational structure; experience and qualifications of key professional staff and infrastructure facilities of the organization.
  1. Budget

 UN-Habitat will contribute financial resources to the tune of USD 100,000 in total towards this initiative, bidders are expected to contribute substantial (in-kind) contribution to this joint undertaking.

Overall Timeframe

The work outlined in this EOI is scheduled to commence by 1 December 2016 and completed within one year.

  1. Contact Information and Application Deadline

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format addressed for the attention of the Human Settlements Officer, Lead Urban Mobility no later than 30 October 2016 to the e-mail address given below:

Priscilla Muchibwa

Urban Basic Services Branch

United Nations Human Settlements Programme


P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 254-20-7625043

E-mail: Priscilla.Muchibwa@unhabitat.org

  1. Other

Please note that this EOI notice does not constitute a solicitation. UN-Habitat reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the Expressions of Interest/or solicitation process.

Submitting a reply to an EOI does not guarantee that a Cooperation Partner will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued and only Cooperation Partners who are deemed qualified by UN-Habitat upon completion of evaluation of submission, will receive the final solicitation document.