On 2 August 2023, the regional project Urban-Act, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) under the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), collaborated with the Fund for Triangular Cooperation (Trico Fund) to co-host an exchange and capacity building workshop on climate-friendly transport policy. The Trico Fund is a tripartite cooperation pilot project involving China, Germany, and Indonesia, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The Urban-Act China component, serving as a knowledge partner in the Urban-Act project, proactively invited the Indonesian pilot cities of Medan and Padang, which are part of the Indonesian component, to participate. This initiative aimed at fostering collaborative learning and exchange among Urban-Act’s regional partners.
The workshop took place in Semarang, Indonesia, with participation of experts from China, Germany, Thailand, and the Philippines. It served as an open technical exchange platform for developing transportation policies in Indonesia’s Central Java province. Regional experts from the Urban-Act project shared valuable insights, best practices, and experiences in transportation, drawing from successful examples in Thailand and the Philippines, with over 20 people attending the workshop.
Through the combined efforts of both projects, a joint delegation of Indonesian cities also visited three cities in China in mid-September. Through the visit, the delegation aimed to gain insights into good practices and experiences in climate-friendly transportation planning in Xiamen, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, creating synergies and maximizing project outcomes.