GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from these services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party, but GIZ also works with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.
Daniel Moser is Management Head of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at GIZ. In his position he leads the management team and pursues the strategic development of the initiative and its activities. He is also closely associated with various activities in sustainable urban mobility at GIZ. In this capacity, he is directing sustainable urban mobility programs and interdisciplinary projects comprising transport, governance, city planning and urban technology. In his current position he is also advising the Government of Germany and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development on sustainable urban mobility.
Verena Flues gained a degree in Political Science and specialization in Environmental Politics from the University Sciences Po in Paris and National Autonomous University in Mexico City. She gained valuable experience in the fields of waste, energy and biodiversity conservation at the German Ministry for the Environment and different civil society organizations. As an advisor focusing on cycling, public transport and transport budget allocation at Greenpeace Mexico, she gained the enthusiasm for sustainable urban mobility that continues to drive her work within the TUMI Team today. Since joining the TUMI team in April 2017, Verena has contributed to its capacity development and utilized her intercultural, language and didactical skills to strengthen its methodological approach. In her free time, she is actively engaged in social movements for the fossil-fuel phase-out.
Eager to actively shape the transformative issues of our time, Linus Platzer has studied and worked at the intersection of urban social systems, climate change, and mobility. He graduated with a dual bachelor’s from the universities of Muenster and Twente, and received a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, focusing on energy and sustainability policy. Before joining the TUMI team in Fall 2018, he gained experience at several NGOs, research institutions and local governments in Germany, USA, Argentina, and South Korea. Linus brings in strategic thinking and awareness for organizational sustainability to contribute to the exciting future of mobility. He is passionate about moving people towards human-scale and effective institutional solutions for a sustainable future, of which biking and sharing are just two daily exercises.