Safetipin and its partner organizations understand and negotiate the challenges in delivering the Global Goals in the Asia-Pacific region. First of the key challenges of the region is data poverty in understanding urban mobility of the vulnerable and marginalized. Second challenge is to technologically integrate available data sets in understanding the safety and mobility patterns of the users. And thirdly the digital divide faced by vulnerable groups, especially in low income communities and groups such as women, in accessing technology and contributing to the data sets on safe mobility in developing cities. Together these explain how such groups are excluded from both digital and physical forms of infrastructures and why cities face difficulty in achieving the Global Goals.
The 90-minute Urban Innovation Event will bring together processes, experiences and learnings from the Asia-Pacific region where Safetipin, The Asia Foundation, ADB Youth for Asia, DAMPA Philippines and Huairou Commission have worked to generate or facilitate data and/or insights on urban mobility for the governments across the region. Case examples form India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines will be presented which involves different stakeholders and communities. The event aims to (a) learn through exchange of information and discussions generated around each case presented; (b) understand better this data driven, human-centric, gender responsive approach to urban solutions; (c) the overarching aim is to provoke participants to reflect upon cultural perceptions of safety, gender, infrastructure, mobility and the overall gendered urban experience in Asian cities.