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Adam Diehl

Urban Transport Specialist

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Adam is an Urban Transport Specialist working in the World Bank’s East Africa Transport Unit, primarily with clients in Rwanda and Somalia. His technical interest is in the intersection of evolving technology and transport, including eMobility, 5G applications, sustainable cooling technologies, and digital platforms, with recent publications on envisioning how transport will evolve with the rollout of 5G mobile internet, and on improving the sustainability of mobile refrigeration and air conditioning. He also helps organize the annual Transforming Transportation conference, jointly hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute.

Prior to his current role, Adam held various positions within the World Bank’s Transport Global Practice. Before joining the World Bank, Adam worked in the development sector, working on social development projects in Somalia and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. He has also worked as a design engineer in the air conditioning industry. Adam holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.