Location: Africa

Chris joined the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy as a full-time staff member in 2008 after being involved as a consultant since 2004, focusing on transport projects in Africa and India. In Cape Town, Accra, and Johannesburg, he assessed the impacts of proposed BRT systems on greenhouse gas emissions. More recently, Chris has been…

Eng. Njeri holds a MBA and BSc in Civil Engineering from University of Nairobi and a Diploma Transportation Planning, Development & Management from Galilee Institute of Management, Israel. Prior to joining ITDP, she worked as the County Executive in charge of Roads and Transport in Kiambu County. Previously, she worked in the Ethics and Anti-corruption…

Mary is responsible for the operations of ITDP’s Africa office. Before joining ITDP, she served as Regional Assistant Administration Coordinator for Secours Islamique France in Nairobi for three years. She has over eight years of experience working with international NGOs with operations in Kenya, South Sudan, and Somalia. She holds a diploma from Association of…

Rose is tasked with the provision of administrative support to the ITDP Africa team. She has over five years of experience in human resources and administration management. Rose earned her bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Nairobi. She also studied management at the Cooperative University of Kenya and the Kenya Institute of Management….

Naomi joined ITDP as a Mandela Washington Fellow and joined the team as a Communications Associate. She has over four years of experience in the public transport industry focusing on prevention of sexual harassment and violence. She is the founding director of Flone Initiative, an organization that trains public transport operators in customer service, prevention…

Peninah Ndegwa holds a first class honours degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Nairobi. She is passionate about transportation planning, with a particular interest in non-motorised transport (NMT). She has been involved in organising several cycling and walking events to create awareness of NMT as the president of the Planning Students…

Before joining ITDP, Gashaw was the team leader of the transport and road network planning department for the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the past six years. His responsibilities included planning the city’s road network, leasing with stakeholders, and planning the city’s parking and terminal provisions. Gashaw has extensive experience as a consultant having…

Nour holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering with a specialisation in project management from the American University in Cairo. She graduated with high honours and was honoured by the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate on the Civil Engineer Excellence Day. She previously worked with Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield service company, where she worked with a crew…

Claire Birungi holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Transport Planning and Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Before joining ITDP, Claire worked as a Liveable City consultant with Health Bridge in Kampala on public space accessibility projects. Thereafter, she worked as a consultant with Koleko Transport Planning and…

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