About the Inclusive Mobility Challenge

Who we are

We are the team managing the Inclusive Mobility project. Inclusive Mobility is the short name for “Catalyzing New Mobility in Cities: The Case of Metro Manila,” a project implemented by the Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid in Southeast Asia (iBoP-Asia) Program at the Ateneo School of Government.

Segundo Romero

Segundo Romero is the director of Ateneo School of Government’s iBoP Asia Program. Dr. Romero has a doctoral degree in political science from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Marie Danielle V. Guillen

Marie Danielle V. Guillen is the manager of the project entitled “Catalyzing New Mobility in Cities: the Case of Metro Manila.” Dr. Guillen received her PhD in policy and planning sciences from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

Lorenzo V. Cordova, Jr.

Lorenzo V. Cordova, Jr., an environmental planner, is the research associate of “Catalyzing New Mobility in Cities: the Case of Metro Manila.”

Dinna Louise C. Dayao is the communication consultant of the project.

Dinna Louise C. Dayao is the communication consultant of the project.
What is the Inclusive Mobility Challenge about?

We are looking for social innovations, specifically, groundbreaking projects that make it easier for the poor and the vulnerable to walk, bicycle, or commute in the 17 political units of Metro Manila.

The poor and the vulnerable endure unsafe roads, inconvenient public transport, the lack of sidewalks and bicycle lanes, and the absence of signs and maps. They suffer increased travel costs, the loss of dignity and productivity, physical injuries and deaths, and loss of property as they struggle to make their way through the megacity.

Who should join this Challenge?

Challenge entrants may include Philippines-based individuals (who are at least 15 years of age), organizations, formal or informal entities (i.e., an association, guild, student group, or village). Entrants must have an ongoing project in Metro Manila that promotes mobility for all – including the poor, cyclists, the children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Do you have a project that is up and running outside of Metro Manila?

Show that it has the potential to be implemented in the megacity and submit an entry, too.

Why would I want to get involved?

  • An opportunity to become eligible to win the following cash prizes
Grand Prize Php 50,000.00
2nd Prize Php 40,000.00
3rd Prize Php 30,000.00
Runners Up Prizes (5) Php 10,000.00
Php 10,000.00
Php 10,000.00
Php 10,000.00
Php 10,000.00
People’s Choice Php 6,000.00
  • An opportunity to be featured in the Inclusive Mobility Gallery to help promote your venture worldwide and to help clients and venture capitalists and other potential partners/supporters find you.
  • Recognition and publicity at the Inclusive Mobility Summit in August that will bring together decision makers from the business sector, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and civil society.
  • A chance to replicate or scale up your Inclusive Mobility initiative