Presenters

Alexa RoscoeAlexa is the Digital Economy Lead at the IFC Gender business Group, where she works with the private sector to find ways that disruptive technologies can open new economic opportunities for women. Most recently, she led “Driving Toward Equality” which combined company data from Uber with surveys of over 11,000 drivers and riders to provide the first global insights into how women participate in the sharing economy. Currently, she manages IFC’s #Digital2Equal initiative, which convenes global companies from across the platform economy to create inclusive markets.

Alexa’s writing on gender and innovation has been featured on sites like The Guardian, The Council for Foreign Relations, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Aspen’s “Five Best Ideas of the Day.” She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from the University of Oxford. Follow her at @AlexaRoscoe.
Amiene van der MerweAmiene holds a Masters Degree from the University of Oregon, USA. She pioneered eco-mobility in the corporate- & events transport sector by founding The Green Cab more than a decade ago. Key milestones of the company is that it served as the official transport for both the 2010 Soccer World Cup event in Cape Town as well as the 2011 COP 17 event in Durban. It has since serviced WWF’s staffing transport needs for half a decade as well as being the sole supplier of the World Economic Forum on Africa event for last 4 consecutive times. As a thought-leader, she has been a speaker at multiple events in the Electric Vehicle sector such as the Electric Vehicle Industry Association’s Launch and Annual Conferences; the national Department of Transport’s launch of the 2050 Green Transport Strategy; the inaugural Smarter Mobility Africa Summit as well as at the Africa Utility Week’s Technical Workshop on EVs where she serves on the Advisory Board. She is passionate about driving the uptake of Electric Vehicles and gender-equitable opportunities in the Cab Sector and is in the process of establishing South Africa’s first Women’s Driving Academy to redress the under-representation of women.
Ankita KapoorAnkita Kapoor is a Program Associate at Safetipin, a mobile app and technology platform developed to support women’s safety in public spaces. As a trained architect-urban planner, she is involved in data documentation, representation and formulation of policy level recommendations for safe public spaces.She has completed her masters in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. Prior to her masters, she has worked with L&T Constructions for over three years and at an architectural firm “Fourth Dimension ” for about 9 months. She is passionate about building equitable urban spaces which are safe and inclusive for all.
Anne KamauAnne is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi. She has nine years of university teaching and research in areas of transport, social protection, health, knowledge sharing and capacity building. Anne’s current research focuses on ‘Social Protection and Informal Economy among Urban Informal Workers in Kenya’ and ‘Air quality and health in Nairobi’s Urban Areas’. Her other recent work was on the ‘Impact of future of work in public transport for women in Nairobi’; ‘Impact of WASH Deficits on Labour Productivity in Nakuru’s Urban settings’. Anne has also development Policy Briefs on‘the National Hospital Insurance Fund and the National Social Security Fund’; and undertaken baseline study on ‘Promoting livelihoods and inclusion of vulnerable women small scale traders in Nairobi’s Urban Informal Settlements’. Anne coordinates the Kenya Transport Researcher’s Network (KTRN) based at IDS. She is a DAAD Scholar and a member of the Alumniportal Deutschland. She serves as an Adhoc Committee Member of the TDR/WHO Research Capacity Strengthening and a scientific reviewer for the BMC Women’s Health (Biomed Central). She has a doctoral degree in Public Health from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and an MA in Sociology from the University of Nairobi.
Ayanda CeleI am a woman of 39 years of age and a mother of 2 boys and 1 girl. I was employed by Transnet in 2002 as a Train Driver Assistant and my role was to assist the Train Driver on the train to make sure that the train is in perfect condition and it runs safe for the duration of the trip. When I was employed Transnet was still in early stages of transformation and there was still resistance from some within the company as it was predominant by males. I then started to develop interest with transformation so that the company would employ more females as that is when I was elected to be a shopsteward in my workplace. In 2006 I was elected to be the Richards Bay local secretary for my union SATAWU so I was responsible for the administration as an office bearer. Same year I was promoted to be a Train Driver driving diesel trains between the Richards Bay and Golela (Swaziland boarder). I drove trains for about 5 years then I moved to be a Train Monitor where I was planning and monitoring trains running between Richards Bay and Ermelo. In 2015 I was appointed to be a Full time Trade Union Representative to assume full duties of representing the interest of the employees within Transnet. 2016 I was elected to be the Provincial Chairperson in my Province responsible for running the affairs of the union in KZN Province. 2018 SATAWU held its 4th National Congress where I was elected as the 2nd Deputy President and now I am responsible for the running of the organization at national level together with other National Office Bearers. I’m driving the agenda to develop females as well as people with disabilities in my workplace as well as in the entire organization (SATAWU) and to ensure that the work environment is conducive enough to work on.
Caroline Anyango OsongCarol is a female conductor working in Nairobi since 2011 up to now.
Carolyn NdanuNdanu Carolyn is a Urban designer at Safer Nairobi Initiative(SNI) based in Nairobi City county. Safer Nairobi Initiative is a liaison office between Nairobi city county and UN programs. She is a graduate from The Technical university of Kenya (Bachelor of Built Environment in Urban Design and Development-Hons)
Carolyn has worked with reputable Urban and Regional Planning consultants in Kenya including Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats PVT Ltd (ICT), Voyants solutions PVT Ltd on different programs including development of Integrated Strategic Urban Development Plans (ISUDP) for major towns and Kenya and KISIP Ndanu is passionate about cities in the developing world and believes in increased walkability and bikeability as a way of improving air quality and boosting safety of city users. As an urban designer Carolyn looks forward to see that cities in the developing countries have better mobility strategies with interventions to boost non motorised transport in open and public spaces. Carolyn enjoys nature walks and cycling and likes to explore new adventures.
Claire ClarkeClaire Clarke is ITF Deputy Women Transport Workers and Gender Equality Officer. She joined the ITF Women’s Department in March 2017 and leads on the gender work within the ITF ‘Our Public Transport’ priority programme. Claire has worked at the ITF for 20 years and previously worked in the ITF Inland Transport Sections. In that role she delivered a number of activities for women road transport and railway workers, including playing a leading role in the first ever ITF action forum on violence against women in public transport in 2016. The ITF is a democratic, affiliate-led global federation of 670 trade unions in 147 countries, representing over 18 million working women and men in all transport sectors. The ITF women’s department supports ITF affiliates to organise more women transport workers to win better conditions for women transport workers around the world, and maximise our global influence and transport workplace power. Key issues include gender-based occupational segregation, access to decent pay and jobs, and the right to work free from violence. http://www.itfglobal.org
Claire DungeyClaire Dungey is a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University. She gained her Ph.D. from Aarhus University in Denmark and her research interests include education and young people’s career aspirations, and mobility and transport. She has conducted fieldwork in Uganda and Lesotho on young people’s aspirations and education systems, and her current postdoc focuses on women, transport and employment in Abuja, Tunis and Cape Town.
Constant CapConstant Cap is a Graduate Urban and Regional Planner and Researcher based in Nairobi. Constant is also a co-convenor at Naipolitans (naipolitans.or.ke), a non-profit that creates an open and inclusive space to bring together urban professionals and enthusiasts. He is currently engaged in planning and development work as well as research into Socially justice in urban transport. He was part of the Transformative Urban Mobility (TUMI) accelerator programme hosted by the C4D Lab innovation centre at the University of Nairobi and ‘icmiist’ research project,which investigated the use of creative methodological innovations for inclusive and sustainable transport. Constant Cap has done studies and research work in the area of physical planning policy and advocacy to influence and develop Urban Policy, Development and Planning in Nairobi County. Through this he has been part of a team that developed Equitable Solid Waste Management Guidelines as well as being the lead consultant in the in a programme towards driving for Transparency, Accountability and Participation in the Physical Planning Process. Constant is a regular commentator online and on local and international mass media. Many of his discussions and contributions are available via this YouTube link: http://bit.ly/2JC1v5o . He is also an avid blogger and his blog, http://www.africancityplanner.com was voted as the best environment blog in Kenya during the 2019 BAKE Awards. Constant is a Member of the Kenya Transport Researchers Network and the Town and County Planners Association of Kenya. His previous professional experience involves working as the Executive Director of the Kilimani Project Foundation and at the Advancement and Development Office of Strathmore University. Constant Cap holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional planning and an undergraduate in Geography and Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. Twitter: @constantcap
Crystal AsigeCreative, VIP Ambassador (Visually Impaired Persons) and Disability Consultant Crystal Asige has been working the music scene both locally and abroad. Largely influenced by Afro, Soul and Funk music, her performances draw an eclectic and zealous fanbase where she and her LIVE band give them a show to remember.

Her vision and overall ‘sweet-spot’ lies in sharing her expertise, life experiences and personal development tools through high energy, thought provoking and impactful programmes and talks with the aim of audiences adopting new ways of thinking and conquering challenges. To boot, her 2018 YouTube series ‘Blind Girl Manenos’ and debut TV show (Ability) edu-tains audiences on all things VIP to spread awareness, reframe perceptions and break through societal barriers (while having a lot of fun with it). With a bachelors degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol in Film Studies and Theatre, working for industry giants such as the BBC, Disney, Adam Smith International, The Open Institute and still moving from strength to strength as a singer/songwriter with Sauti Sol’s Sol Generation Records – Crystal Asige has done, and continues to do all this despite being blind. #ByFaithNotBysight.
Cynthia KOUAME AKOUBAI am the vice-chair of Ivory Coast youth Committee and part of Women’s committee in my country. I am also an active member in the union community. I am working at SOTRA (Abidjan Transport Society) since 7th May, 2007 and my union is SYNTRAS where I am a simple member. This meeting is an opportunity to building my capacity in urban transport issues and share experiences.
Deyala TarawnehDeyala Tarawneh is an architect, urbanist and outspoken feminist with a newly found passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Her work focuses on issues related to brownfields rehabilitation, temporary urbanism and spatial justice. Deyala holds a BArch and MArch in architecture both obtained from the University of Jordan and a PhD in Urban and regional planning obtained from the University of Birmingham, UK. Deyala has a particular interest in urban resilience forms and the right to urbanisation issues, in her work she constantly attempts to test Western claimed concepts in Middle-Eastern contexts more particularly in the case of Amman-Jordan, in addition, and more recently, Deyala has been involved in research around topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Today, Deyala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan, Engineering School, Architecture and Urban Planning department where she teaches Architectural Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, in addition to supervising graduation projects.She is also the Assistant Director for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre at the university of Jordan and the Counsellor and advisor for the Women In Engineering (WIE ) affinity group as part of the larger IEEE.
Deyala has a number of research papers published in international conferences, she has been long-listed and short-listed in a number of national level awards including Tamayouz and iSustain for supervising outstanding graduation projects, she has also won the Jordan Interior Design Association (JIDA) supervision award, 2018. Moreover, Deyala has recently won the Tamayouz Award For Excellence for women in architecture and construction in the Near East and North Africa.
Dorah MwenyeDorah Mwenye is a holder of an Msc in Agriculture, majoring in agronomy, Msc in Development Studies focusing on food security and livelihoods and a DPhil in Development Studies majoring in climate information services. She is currently employed as a Chief Research Officer-(Knowledge management) in the Department of Research and Specialist Services in Zimbabwe. She has experience working with rural communities in agricultural extension and has a high appreciation of gender and related challenges in mobility. She serves as a research coordinator for Mobility Africa a social enterprise focusing on women and mobility amongst other things. She is both a researcher and practitioner with experience in employing both qualitative and quantitative research approaches, monitoring and evaluation. She also serves as a committee member in various agricultural projects in Zimbabwe including projects on, innovation systems, food security, climate change and resilience.
Fatuma NakalenziA female adult Ugandan of sound mind.Married with Children level of education form four driver of 14 passengers.
Gashaw Aberra
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 previously worked with three consulting firms. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Addis Ababa University and a Masters Degree in Urban Administration and Planning from the University of Seoul in Korea.” Gashaw is working for a year in ITDP on several projects including the Preparation of NMT strategy, city and national bike sharing study, provide feedback for the new BRT corridor other and so on.

ITDP web site – https://www.itdp.org/
Gomeju TayeGomeju Taye is an Urban Transport Specialist at Addis Ababa Resilience Project, where she frequently interacts with a wide range of stakeholders to conduct resilience assessment and develop the City Resilience Strategy by focusing on creating a resilient transport system. Before joining Addis Ababa Resilience Project, Gomeju was at Addis Ababa City Planning Project Office for three years, where she worked in Environmental and Transport Planning teams. She also served at Kotebe Metropolitan University and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University as a Lecturer. Gomeju holds a Railway Engineering master’s degree from Addis Ababa University and a Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree from Arba Minch University. 
Heather AllenHeather Allen is an independent consultant with 25 years of international experience and is a highly-regarded expert in sustainable transport, gender and climate change. She has worked for both public and private sectors including UITP (International Association of Public Transport), TRL- UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, Greenpeace International, FIA Foundation, UN Women, European Commission, several multilateral development banks and SLoCaT (Sustainable Low Carbon Transport partnership). Heather brings a wealth of knowledge in international best practice and a strong international network from her wide experience in emerging economies across Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and MENA regions. She has an excellent international network of research institutions, practitioners, foundations, development agencies, international professional organizations and the multilateral development banks.
Hilya EkandjoOwner and Manager of Outapi & Okathitu Bicycle Shops in the Omusati Region/northern Namibia. Apart from day-to-day business, like selling and fixing bicycles, accessories and parts, Hilya is also in charge of various community empowerment initiatives, including training for bicycle mechanics,
children and adult cyclists, and individuals in basic computer skills. She is passionate about working with orphans, vulnerable children and women, especially those in rural areas and strives to uplift these groups to be self- employed and self-sustainable.
Jeff TurnerHe has 30 years’ experience in transport consultancy and research on transport policy and planning in Africa. In particular, he has specialised on the interaction between transport and gender, poverty reduction and social inclusion. Jeff has worked for a range of clients including the World Bank, DFID, EU and the African Development Bank. Jeff is also a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. He has written widely for a range of audiences including many academic journal articles and conference papers as well as articles for a general audience.
Judith LusakaJudith Lusaka is one of the pioneers of the Standard Gauge Railway, which stands as Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence. She has served as a Freight Clerical officer for 2 years and currently working as a Signal and Communication Attendant at Nairobi’s Inland Container Depot, ICDE. She is well equipped with skills in the daily operations of Cargo Management, linking sea to rail, that has seen the success of a fast, efficient and reliable mode of transport. She’s a team Player, honest, hardworking and growth oriented. Judith has pursued her Diploma in Communication from the Multimedia University of Kenya and also had training from the Railway Training Institute for Railway Operations.
Kezia NewlandsKezia Newlands is the Marketing, Communications and Sustainable Solutions Manager at Scania West Africa where she is responsible for the corporate image, branding and sustainable transport efforts of the Swedish heavy duty automotive company in the West African region. At Scania, she supports initiatives like the Women Moving the City, Women Moving Trucks, West African Transport
Academy among others. Before Scania, she was a Senior Communications Officer at Stratcomm Africa handling clients such as Unilever, Emirates, Kasapreko, GCNet. Prior to relocating to Ghana, Kezia worked at Weber Shandwick; an IPG PR agency in the US, handling clients like Exxon Mobil, Pizza Hut, Anheuser Busch, FedEx and others. She also served as practicum student consultant for Stupid Cancer and interned for public relations agencies including Veritas Modo LLC and Autumn Communications. Kezia has a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University and earned her bachelor’s in English from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Livia Moreira Soares De SouzaLivia Suarez is from Salvador, Brazil. Salvador has the second biggest afro population after Africa. Researcher and General Director of Movimenta La Frida. As a cycle activist she, is co-founder of the first movement of black cyclists in Brazil, La Frida Bike. Created the helmet for black people.
Marita WaltherCo-founder of Namibia’s first social enterprise specialised in e- mobility – developing and promoting alternative transport and energy infrastructure, and introducing electric mobility and sustainable energy to communities across Namibia; non-motorised transport consultant and activist; writer and artist who has won numerous awards for work in environment, conservation and tourism; active in promoting women’s rights and women empowerment; dedicated to social and environmentally responsible endeavours; skilled communicator and networker with experience in public relations and communications.
Mary MwangiMary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Technology with specialty in Public Relations and Marketing. She has over five years’ experience in community mobilization, gender mainstreaming, prevention of sexual harassment training facilitation, and project management. Mary has been working with Flone Initiative since 2014 as a Communication Officer, Program Specialist, and currently she spearheads the implementation of all Flone’s programming. Mary’s gender articles have been published by URBANET, StopStreetHarassment, What’s Good Network and the Kenyan Abiria Magazine.
Nahungu LionjangaNahungu Lionjanga is an innovation and strategy consultant at the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. She holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Pretoria, where her research focused on whether investment in public transport improvements enhances the well-being of public transport users. She is passionate about transport justice and the social meaning of the transport good.
Naomi MwauraNaomi is the founder of Flone Initiative, which works to a create a safe and professional public transport industry in Kenya. She is also a co-founder of Mama Afrika Festival Trust, an organization that highlights and celebrates women in the arts. She was one of the lead organizers of MyDressMyChoice campaign that saw thousands of women protest gender-based violence. As part of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Naomi completed a civic leadership fellowship at Tulane University, USA. She is a co-author of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy “Street for Walking and Cycling: Designing for comfort, safety and accessibility in African cities” guidebook in partnership with UNHabitat. She has been involved in the development of the Cairo Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Gender plan and study on expanding access to cycling for women in Cairo. Naomi was named “BBC 100 Inspirational and Influential Women” 2017 and featured in Forbes Women, BBC and Aljazeera. She is a recipient of the 2018 Ashoka “Challenging Norms, Powering Economies” challenge.
Naomi Njeri NgugiMy name is Naomi Njeri Ngugi. I mm 41 years old and a mother of two boys, currently working with Hustlers Enterprises Ltd in South B Nairobi, Kenya. I practically foresee all field work undertakings and report back to the owner. We supply clean water within South B and South C and environs, and we also supply building materials like sand and stones. I have also worked for Gakuyo Real Estate and the sister company Ekeza Sacco as a receptionist, sales and marketing, data entry then in my 3rd year in the company I was promoted to manage one of there branches in Kamulu, Josker Machakos County. Later on I was humbly accorded the chance to assist in the companies transport management. I am also formerly a conductor with Umoinner Sacco and I still represent them in various avenues mostly concerning women in transport.
I have worked with Tujitegemee Sacco in Country Bus for Milibiliti Company as a trustee, best of all a die hard of Matatu Culture.
My aspirations are to be a PSV super driver, join hands with other women in the industry to make the much needed change on roads and God willing one day own my own fleet of matatus.
Ndeye Arame Diop/SallWomen’s Committee Chair and also aTicket sailor, I am working in the union since last December 2018, I am very determined and committed to the cause of my union and also for women transport workers within my union, I would like to learn more from others and share experiences
NICE AMON MWANSASUI am a competent 28 years of age, energetic and curiosity for learning new things, facing new experiences and challenges with a great and unique level of enthusiasm. I am more than 4 years of experience in organizing workers to join their trade Union, this is what defines me as a young trade Union activist, dealing with training, organizing and lobbying for workers’ rights. Regarding the above paragraph , I’m currently a key Person for BRT and informal workers in my organization. This has been giving me a new challenge in my carrier as this is the world agenda now. The kind of informal workers am in operational with are the ones from communication and transport sector, such as Min Buses drivers, Public Transport operators, and all other informal private transports. As a young woman motive is to give total support to the organization, with the experience and capability that I have, in order to achieve organization’s goals and create mutual benefits. My career path illustrates my motive of making things happen, impacting the spirit of responsibility and performance in the organization as well as building an environment where teams are playing a great role in realizing the mission and vision of the organization as well as my self as a competent activist.
Nwabisa GunguluzaNwabisa Gunguluza is a researcher at the Southern African Labour Research Unit (SALDRU). Her work involves assisting in the design of Women, transport and employment study in Cape Town, including co- ordination and conducting field research and data management. Nwabisa has a background in Social Anthropology and Political Studies. She has experience working in ethnographic research and has extensive experience conducting fieldwork in urban and rural contexts of South Africa. Nwabisa has previously worked with the Children’s Institute on a research study documenting the lives of ordinary youth in ‘new’ South Africa and research on the impact of mobile phone usage among young people in South Africa. She brings wealth of experience conducting in-depth qualitative work and research design. Her research interests include ethnographic research, literacy and linguistics and youth development.
Paul WafulaBased in Nairobi, Kenya, Paul Wafula is an independent Development Consultant with a special focus on gender based programing, project management and social research. Paul has a Masters in Project Planning and Management. He has worked with several Civil Society Organizations in Kenya among them Flone Initiative where he has contributed significantly as a lead researcher on Gender Equity Mainstreaming in Public Transport in Nairobi and Mombasa Counties. In addition, he has been a facilitator for Flone Initiative’s Women in Transportation program where he has trained both male and female transport operators in Kenya and Uganda on various issues of interest in the Industry. He also supported in the development of Flone Initiative’s Gender Sensitive Minibus Toolkit and recently a Business Case on Economic Impacts of Investing in High Capacity Vehicles. He enjoys nature walks and loves reading.
Ronja SchifferIntersectional Feminist – Researcher and Program Manager
My name is Ronja Schiffer, I am German and I am living in Jordan. I have received my education in Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Scotland and Jordan in International Relations with a focus on West Asia. I consider myself a researcher that is attempting to challenge the typical stereotypes associated with women and giving room for their voices to describe and analyze their situation. Through my work with FES on the regional Climate and Energy Project I expanded my research on environmental related hardships and disadvantages faced by women, e.g. access to transportation and work, time poverty, lack of resources and environmental stress. In my work at FES it is my task to increase the participation of local women in all our projects as well as organizing events for women.
Sam ClarkSam Clark is a transport, access and community development specialist with over 25 years of experience working on projects in rural and urban sub-Saharan Africa. Sam’s practical experience has been built on a foundation provided by an MA in Environment and International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. Prior to joining Transaid, Sam’s worked and lived in Southern and East Africa where he implementing community-based development programmes for a number of NGOs. As Head of Programmes, Sam leads Transaid’s programmes team and provides technical assistance, quality assurance and backstopping support throughout sub-Saharan Africa across Transaid’s core areas of work which include access to health and road safety. Sam is also the chair of Transaid’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning working group. Sam has worked on programmes in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.
Sayson MeyaMs. SAYSON ROSSETTE MEYA currently works with Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) Uganda, as the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor. CIG is a five-year UK Government funded program aiming to reduce poverty by supporting inclusive economic development and structural transformation; building an enabling environment for investment into urban, energy and infrastructure sectors. The scope of intervention mainstreams GESI in the thematic areas of urban infrastructure, energy, project financing and municipal planning. She worked 12 years as Advisor – Human Rights, Conflict and Social Protection (Gender & Children) for the Delegation of European Union covering the Great Lakes Region. She has an MA in Human Rights, Rule of Law & Governance, BA International Relations and Women Studies; BA Social Work Social Administration; Post Graduate Diploma Conflict Management and Security; Post Graduate Diploma Project Planning & Management and Advanced Diploma in Child Protection. She is a certified Trainer of Trainers.
Seble SamuelSeble Samuel is a young Ethiopian-Canadian climate justice advocate, working as the East Africa Communications and Knowledge Management Officer for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), where she creates multimedia narratives for climate resilience across East African food systems and livelihoods. Seble is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, in geography and environmental change, and has been involved in climate change advocacy work across Canada, Latin America and East Africa. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she is a member of the coordinating committee for Menged Le Sew, a monthly open streets movement focused on healthy active lifestyles, ecological sustainability and safe streets, and of the Global Shapers Addis Ababa Hub where she is co-coordinating a campaign to ban plastics in Ethiopia.
Segundo LópezSegundo López is a Mobility and Road Safety Analyst for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. His main activities are related to road safety audits and inspections, as well as mobility and road safety data collection and analysis. In his work at WRI, Segundo has conducted data analyses with gender focus for road safety implementations. Prior to joining WRI, he worked as a research assistant at Los Andes University Urban and Regional Sustainability research group. Then we worked at Despacio, a local non-governmental organization that works promoting sustainable mobility, as a project engineer where he worked in projects for promoting urban cycling among other topics. Segundo holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Universidad de los Andes and a Master’s degree in civil engineering with emphasis on transportation at the same university. Segundo lives in Bogota, Colombia.
Shirley SangShirley is a dynamic and passionate Landscape Architect with experience in Landscape design and Construction, transport planning and Sustainable Urban Design. She has over three year’s professional working experience spanning through Landscape Design, Construction and Transport Planning in Nairobi City County. A graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural and Technology, she is also a graduate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya.
She was a Landscape Architect at the TransAfrica Interlink and later a Construction Supervisor at Design Con where she oversaw the planning and delivery of corporate and Residential Developments in the Nairobi region.
Shirley is currently a Research Assistant and Landscape Architect with the Nairobi City County, providing support to the Safer Cities Programme, in development of a People Centric, efficient and safe transport systems and Public spaces within Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
When she is not busy providing solutions to complex spacial matters, she spends time dancing and volunteering at NIPE SAUTI AFRICA, a CBO that gives a voice to the voiceless.
Shrinivas RaoShrinivas is a feminist social worker with years of grassroot experience working on citizen leadership and participatory local self-governance. He has implemented some innovative participatory city planning and leadership development programmes in urban context. Shrinivas has played an important role in establishing Women on wheels programme across location in India. Shrinivas has been closely working with grassroots leaders for initiatives such as men for Gender Justice and feminist Leadership programme for gender equality. Shrinivas holds M.Phil. degree with specialisation in Development Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Susan GoodwillieSusan received her BFA in Musical Theater from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and her Masters of Social Work at Hunter College in 2013 with a specialization in Community Organizing and Mental Health. She is a co-founder of SPACE on Ryder Farm (est. 2009), a nonprofit artist residency program in Brewster New York, and Frailty Myths (est. 2013), a nonprofit based in Oakland that works to expose and dispel the myth of female inferiority. Susan worked for four years as a social worker at the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center and is currently living and working in Nairobi Kenya, supporting women working in the public transportation sector.
Texel CossaTexel Teresa Cossa is the Country Manager for Amend, Mozambique. She has three years experience in road safety and seven years work experience in the country. She has a good understanding of the road safety sector in Mozambique and works with governments, private sector and civil society to develop road safety programs. Amend is a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety and Texel Cossa is the person responsible for communications with them in Mozambique. She has participated in the Global Alliance empowerment program advocacy training in 2017 and various national and international meetings on road safety.