H.E. Dagmawit Moges
H.E. Dagmawit MogesKeynote Speaker
Her Excellency Minister Dagmawit
Cabinet member of FDRE and a Member of House of People’s Representatives of Ethiopia (HoPRE), currently working as Minister of Transport for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since October 2018.
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Independent Gender and Transport Consultant
Heather 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).
He 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.
Founding Director, Flone Initiative
Naomi 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.
WRI's Ethiopia Country Director
Dr. Haileselassie Medhin is WRI’s Ethiopia Country Director. He plays a leading role in the design and implementation of WRI’s programmatic priorities in Ethiopia and the continent, focusing on key global sustainability challenges: food, forests, water, climate, energy and cities.
He engages closely with local stakeholders as well as WRI Global Programs and Centers
Health and Road Safety Project Coordinator, WRI Africa
Iman Abubaker is a Health and Road Safety Project Coordinator for WRI Africa, specifically working for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She works in coordination with other BIGRS partners as well as the city government to support and research on road safety and sustainable transport solutions in Addis Ababa.
Nahungu began her studies with a BEng in Civil Engineering. She then obtained a BEng Honours in Transportation Engineering and an MEng in Transportation Engineering.
Nahungu takes pleasure in spending quality time with her loved ones, tutoring learners in underprivileged communities, and enlightening herself with Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. She also collects stories of people’s experiences using public transport as a stepping-stone towards identifying the levers of transport justice. A special interest of hers is to engage in spoken word poetry.
Open Institute :: Programme Lead, Ability Programme
As a VIP (visually impaired persons) Ambassador, Singer/Songwriter, YouTube content creator and Motivational Speaker, Crystal uses the platforms she has built over the years to shift the national psychology surrounding disability and advocate for a more diverse, accessible and inclusive Kenya – that leaves no one behind.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Film Studies and Theatre degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)
Beakal is currently working as the Communications and Engagement Specialist for the WRI Africa Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She has previously worked for UNDP Regional Service Center as the Knowledge Management Officer for 4 years in the South-South Cooperation and Financing for Development team. She also has working experience in NGOs and other UN agencies.
Deyala is an architect, urban planner and human geographer with a newly found passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Architecture Department and the Assistant Director for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship centre at the University of Jordan.
Mobility and Road Safety Analyst for WRI
Segundo 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.
Programs Manager, Flone Initiative
Mary 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.