Charles Kunaka is a Lead Specialist on Connectivity, based at the World Bank Group offices in Singapore. He joined the World Bank in 2006 as Senior Transport Specialist and has since worked on numerous trade and transport facilitation, logistics and connectivity projects, both analytical and operational. Charles co-leads the Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance, a G20 initiative.
Charles works on numerous projects in South Asia, East and Southern Africa and the ASEAN region. He is a task team leader of several investment operations among them the India Capacity Augmentation of National Waterway 1 Project, Accelerating Regional Integration in East African Community Project and the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation project. Charles is also involved in logistics-related analytical activities in several countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Bosnia.
Charles has published on several topics surrounding logistics and connectivity including the Trade and Transport Corridor Management Toolkit and the Quantitative Assessment of Road Transport Agreements. He has expertise on economic corridors, transport services and logistics services. Charles holds an MSc from Cranfield University and a PhD from University College London, both on transport economics and policy.