Iman Abubaker is the Urban Mobility Project Manager for WRI Africa, specifically working on improving livability of cities through integrated and equitable planning and safer street design. She works in coordination with city governments, local and international partners to research and implement sustainable and low carbon transport solutions particularly for African cities.
Prior to joining WRI, Iman worked as a consultant for SYSTRA, an international engineering and consulting company. She held internships at the Institute for Sustainable Development in Addis Ababa and Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority.
Iman holds a M.S in Environment, Development and Policy from University of Sussex. Her thesis examined the nature of Chinese investment in Africa particularly looking at the Addis-Ababa Djibouti rail and the potential economic, social and environmental impacts.
Iman lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and enjoys cooking, travelling and "hygge" time with friends and family.