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…

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…

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…

Before joining ITDP as an intern, Renata worked in architectural and urban design as a partner at Toca Arquitetura, Brazil. Her experience includes sustainable architectural design, contributing towards a LEED-certified building and streetscape redesign with traffic calming. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Federal de Vicosa and a specialization in…

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…

Before joining the Institute for Transport Development and Policy ( ITDP), Eng. Shauri John worked as the Director of Operation and Infrastructure Management in the Dar Rapid Transit Agency (DART) from 2013 to 2018 focusing on the engagement of BRT service operators, monitoring the development of DART infrastructure to ensure conformity with the approved system…

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…

Stanley Chanzu holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Nairobi. He has over two years of experience in the transport industry conducting traffic surveys for road projects. Before joining ITDP, he worked as Assistant Physical Planner in County Government of Vihiga. Previously, he also worked with the Kenya Urban…

Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in transport engineering at the University of Nairobi. Before joining ITDP as a Transport Planning Intern, he worked as an Assistant Engineer in the Department of Roads, Transport, Public Works and Utilities,…

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