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The WRI India EquiMobility Champions Program is a free 10-month education and mentorship program that will support 10 individuals with a shared vision for gender-inclusive mobility systems. Empowering change-makers, the program will hone the leadership potential of the selected individuals towards advancing the relevant policies and practices towards achieving this vision. Last date for entries is 25th May 2024 and the Program will begin June 2024.


Who are we looking for?

If you are an early- or mid-career professional, in any field related to urban transportation, planning or gender studies, you can apply to the Program. There is no fee associated with this Program. We are looking for individuals who embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion as personal values. Additionally, applicants must also support the mission, goals, and values of the EquiMobility Champions project –  

  • Working towards integrating gender considerations in urban mobility and planning systems either in an individual capacity or through an organisation. 
  • Representing underrepresented transport user groups and their travel needs, amplifying voices that are often overlooked in traditional practices. 
  • Exhibiting a high level of commitment and collaborative skills and able to allocate time for the Program. 
  • Open to diverse viewpoints and actively sharing information on gender responsive mobility with their networks. 
  • Possessing or willing to develop good communication skills and demonstrating mutual respect when interacting with others. 
  • Having a robust network or eager to engage with people within their networks. 


What will you gain from this program?

  • Structured learning for a strong foundation on the principles and practices of gender-responsive mobility systems. 
  • Access to mentorship from experts, cross-learning from peers, and insights from global success stories, along with networking with like-minded professionals. 
  • A valuable learning opportunity to learn from experts and address knowledge, practice, or policy awareness gaps. 
  • A platform to increase visibility for your work and establish connections for future collaborations. 

What will the next ten months look like?


  • You will be invited to online lectures from Indian and global experts covering a wide range of topics. 
  • You will have access to an online repository of these lectures and additional resources



  • You will e-meet with your fellow candidates and the program team to share updates and exchange notes with your peers on your activities and learnings for the month.  
  • You will get a chance to interact with experts in the field and receive feedback on your projects and ongoing work.  
  • You will be mentored by professionals in this field who will guide you through your learning journey. 



  • You will receive guidance for conducting research, engaging with communities and decision-makers to further gender-responsive mobility in your city. 
  • You will have access to a wide network of professionals working in the gender and mobility space. 
  • You will get an opportunity to present your learnings and ongoing work before experts, potential collaborators and investors at Uddeshya 2025. 



  • Undertaking research and documentation of women's mobility patterns, travel needs, challenges and perception of the city's transport systems.  
  • Raising awareness about gendered differences in travel patterns, needs and access to transport options through on-ground campaigns, print, digital, and social media.   
  • Engaging with women at the community-level to understand their mobility needs and challenges and enabling them to develop appropriate solutions and present their concerns before city officials. 
  • Engaging with decision-makers to promote women's active participation in the planning and implementation of transport policies and projects. 
  • Developing and implementing relevant gender-responsive mobility initiatives based on best practices, local requirements and research learnings.



You will be spending an average of 6 to 10 hrs per month on this Program for lectures, knowledge exchange sessions and your chosen project. A detailed calendar will be shared with all selected candidates at the start of the Program.



For more information, please email us at EquiMobilityChampions@wri.org