CSUD awarded grant to leverage data, technology, and policy networks to improve public transport in Nairobi
CSUD’s Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline M. Klopp was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as part of the Foundation’s “Catalyzing the New Mobility in Cities” project. Building on CSUD’s previous action research on transportation policy in Nairobi, Kenya, CSUD will be working with Sarah Williams (Civic Data Design Project at MIT), Adam White (Groupshot, a Boston-based consulting firm), and the University of Nairobi’s School of Computing and Informatics (Dr. Dan Orwa and Dr. Peter Waigango). CSUD is very pleased that the University of Nairobi received a separate grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to support their students and faculty who are key partners in this collaboration. Overall, the project aims to address what smart sustainable transport would look like in Nairobi, East Africa’s largest metropolis and economic hub. Specifically, CSUD and its partners will examine how to leverage data, technology and policy networks to improve the existing public transportation system and how citizens – particularly the poorer majority – can be more involved in shaping and designing solutions to transportation issues in their cities.
To read more about the Rockefeller Foundation’s “Catalyzing the New Mobility in Cities” project, click here.