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Heather Allen

Independent Consultant on Gender and Urban Transport

My wide international experience in gender, urban transport and climate change is complemented by my communication skills and technical expertise.
Key skills include:
• International perspective and excellent experience in emerging economies (Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and MENA regions)
• Unique commercial understanding of policy and applied research in the areas of transport, cities and climate change
• Experienced in Tri-sector leadership (Government, public agencies, private sector and not for profit), building relationships and managing strategic partnerships
• Skilled in stakeholder engagement and communications
• Multi-cultural and bi-lingual (French/English)

Personal areas of interest include the green economy, sustainable development, gender, poverty alleviation, smart cities and alternative energies. I am presently working on gender, personal security and urban transport and have published an international review entitled Safe and Sound with the FIA Foundation (https://www.fiafoundation.org/media/224074/fiaf-factsheet-2-womens-safety.pdf & https://www.fiafoundation.org/media/224027/safe-and-sound-report.pdf)

I enjoy working with others, am a trained mentor and coach and would like to see more women working in the transport sector.

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Missing the ‘F’ in sustainable mobility!

17 April 2019

We all agree that we need to shift transport away from fossil fuels to low-carbon, sustainable mobility, but as laudable as this [...]