SLoCaT Board Members
Director, Strategy And Global Policy, EMBARQ
Holger Dalkmann has fifteen years of experience working in the field of transport, sustainability and climate change. He joined WRI in 2011 as the director for its EMBARQ program, which catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. He provides strategic leadership and management for EMBARQ’s global staff and partners, as well as direction for its fundraising and communication activities. Holger joins WRI with a strong background in business development, research, and policy in the transport and environment sectors.
He is a world recognized expert in the field of sustainable transport and climate change with more than 100 publications. With a track record in working in more than 20 countries worldwide in all continents especially in Asia he understands the importance of communicating in different cultural context and cooperation. During his professional career he has established a strong network in the field of transport, sustainable development and climate change cooperating, working with key UN organisations, multilateral development banks, foundations, bilateral aid, private companies, non-governmental and academia.
Program Officer, Equitable Development, Ford Foundation
Amy Kenyon oversees the foundation’s Connecting People to Opportunity initiative, which is focused on reforming the rules that shape regional development in U.S. metropolitan areas in order to expand economic opportunities for low-income people. She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector, with an emphasis on developing and implementing finance and community development solutions for low-income communities. Before assuming the role of program officer in 2013, she worked for three years as a program manager with the foundation’s Metropolitan Opportunity program. Earlier, Amy was a consultant with numerous government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects that helped to improve the viability of low-income communities, promote entrepreneurship among disadvantaged populations and maintain environmental sustainability.
Amy earned her master’s degree from the New School for Public Engagement’s program in urban policy and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Messiah College.
Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Alain Flausch has been Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) since September 2011. This appointment acknowledges his long-standing commitment to public transport on the international stage. From 2000 to 2011, as CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport operator, Alain Flausch led the STIB through an in-depth cultural change, conducting a complete renewal both of its commercial approach and corporate management, setting a new company culture where clients are at the very heart of the service provision. Since 1999, STIB ridership has more than doubled. Alain Flausch was born in Brussels in November 1950. He is a lawyer and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Berkeley (California).
Director of Programs, Huairou Commission
Since 2012, Katia Araujo has been Huairou Commission’s Director of Programs, where she leads strategic planning processes with international grass roots women’s organizations and partners, collaboratively developing programs based that respond to women's identified priorities on issues related to secure rights to land and assets, disaster risk reduction and democratic governance. She leads Huairou Commission’s Program overseeing its “Resilience and Land & Housing” campaigns leading to the implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Katia co-chairs the Council of the International Land Coalition- a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organizations working together to put people at the center of land governance.
A native Brazilian, she is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Prior to joining HC, Katia conducted research on specific women's issues and implemented projects for various NGOs, including the, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Women’s Right Division of Human Rights Watch, International Rescue Committee, and African Services Committee.
Senior Transport Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Manfred Breithaupt received his Masters in Economics in 1975. After working as Transport Economist for a German consulting company in Europe, Africa and Asia he joined GTZ in early Eighties.
He advised Governments, transport authorities and municipalities in more than 50 countries. Since 2000 he worked overwhelmingly in the area of sustainable urban transport. He is Director of the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) hosted by GIZ, the editor of the Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport , meanwhile covering over 60 modules, technical documents and various training packages, having been translated in various languages and hosts the leading webpage on sustainable urban transport, www.sutp.org.
He also works as an Assistant Professor for transport planning and policy, presently at TU Munich.
Jorge H. Kogan
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Since 2003, Jorge H. Kogan is the Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure at CAF- Development Bank of Latin America and Head of the Transport Group. He also served as Secretary of Transportation of Argentina from 1999 to 2001. He has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation and infrastructure fields working for both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Kogan is also former consultant to the World Bank, IADB, UNDP, OECD, IICA, and other international agencies and private firms, worked in the planning, management, analysis of economic and regulatory issues and public policies and in the privatization and public-private partnerships of different projects. Mr. Kogan graduated from the School of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires, and received a Master of Science in transportation from the Imperial College, University of London.
Rima le Coguic
Head of Sustainable Energy, Telecom and Transport Division at the AFD
Rima Le Coguic is responsible for the Transport and Sustainable Energy Division within the French Development Agency (AFD), which she joined in 2005. She provides support for the definition of sector strategies and ensures the adequacy of the transport, business, and energy strategies within different sectors of the Agency. She has previously held various positions at the AFD, including geographical coordinator, project manager and deputy head of division.
She holds a degree in telecommunications engineering, as well as a postgraduate degree in economics, an MBA and a degree from the ENA; this has all led her to work in the telecom, transport, and energy sectors.
Clarisse Cunha Linke
Country Director, ITDP Brazil
Clarisse has been a part of the team of Brazil ITDP since January 2012. In Brazil, ITDP has worked in close collaboration with the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, the three winner of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) in 2015. Further improvements, such as reforming on-street parking regulations in Rio de Janeiro, transit oriented development in São Paulo, and ambitious national policy programs have kept the country at the forefront of the field for sustainable transportation.
Clarisse has worked in planning and implementation of social policies and programmes since 2001, with experience in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. During the period 2006-2011, she was a director for the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia). BEN then became the largest distribution network of integrated bikes to the implementation of social projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she was awarded by Ashoka Changemakers Challenge "Women, tools and technology". She has a master's degree in social politics, NGOs and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received the prize "Titmuss Examination Prize". She studied her post graduate degree at the Institute of UFRJ's economics institute.
Director of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Associate Research Professor at the University of Nairobi
Prof. Winnie Mitullah is currently the Director of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Nairobi and an Associate Research Professor of Development Studies. She has a BA and MA in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nairobi, and a PhD from the University of York, UK. She has taught, consulted and conducted extensive research within Kenyan and the African region, collaborating with a number of local, regional and international agencies.
Winnie is currently the Core Partner Director for Kenya and the Eastern Africa region for Afrobarometer Network, the independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. She is also chair of the Kenya UNESCO Secretariat Committee on Social and Human Sciences and member of several boards and technical committees.
Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Margarita María Parra serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Environment Program. She directs the Foundation’s grants to support sustainable transportation, a critical component of the Foundation’s work to reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. Parra joined the Foundation in 2010 from ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco, where she helped develop strategies to reduce carbon emissions in Latin America. Before that, she served as a consultant on policy and research for a variety of environmental organizations, including Greenpeace International, the Climate Action Reserve, and Rainforest Action Network, among others.
Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Sanjivi Sundar has had a long distinguished career in the Government of India. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1963 and has held several senior positions in the State of Gujarat and in the Government of India. His last assignment in the Government of India was as Secretary in the Ministry of Surface Transport where he was responsible for the development of ports, shipping, inland waterways and roads.
After leaving the Government, Mr. Sundar continued working in the area of transport and has been actively leading the sustainable mobility research agenda of TERI where he has been advocating for changes in transport related policies and regulations in order to promote a paradigm shift in the area of urban transport. Mr. Sundar was the Member of the National Transport Development Policy Committee constituted by the Government of India and a member of the High Level Committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India to monitor, on its behalf, the implementation of Road Safety laws in India. He has chaired several other committees of the Government of India focusing on amendment of motor vehicles act in the country, road safety legislation and institutional structure, etc.
Development Director, Walk21
Bronwen is an international facilitator, trainer and expert on walking and walkable communities. She is responsible for extending the reach of the international conference series and the International Charter for Walking. Walk21 hosts the only international conference series about walking, with bases in Hong Kong and Vienna amongst other cities. Bronwen works with communities and professionals around the world to promote walking and to develop and deliver innovative and practical projects, resources and tools to support more walking.
With a background in architecture, sociology and transport, Bronwen has worked for government, business and charities in Australia and the United Kingdom. She also served as the Consultancy Services Director for Living Streets between 2004 and 2006. She has developed strategic transportation policies and delivered key programs to support walking and cycling. She runs professional training and community workshops in Australia, Britain and Canada. Bronwen has on-street experience undertaking walkability audits, reviewing transport and urban designs and negotiating positive outcomes for better communities.
TRIPP Chair Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Geetam teaches transportation planning, traffic engineering and transport economics and finance to students alongside research. She and her research group have contributed to the introduction of a Bus Rapid Transit System in Delhi, and guidelines for the design of highway, streets in urban environments and urban public transport systems. She is the chairperson of the board of directors of Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans), an independent director on the board of Urban Mass Transit Company, and LEAD India. She has been a member of the Working groups on Urban Transport for the Twelfth Five year plan of India and the National Transport Development Policy Committee.
Dr. Geetam Tiwari obtained her B. Arch form the IIT Roorkee and Master of Urban Planning and Policy, and Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Policy, from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She joined IIT Delhi in 1990 as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Applied Systems Research Programme, and later Department of Civil Engineering. She has been associated with Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP), IIT Delhi since 1997 and continues to be MoUD chair professor in the department of Civil Engineering.