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Roger Gorham

Transport Economist, Transport & ICT Global Practice

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Roger Gorham is a transport economist and urban development specialist with the World Bank, with over 20 years of experience in urban transport, land-use, air quality, and climate change. His current portfolio centers on Africa, with work on urban transport projects in Lagos, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi. He also works extensively with the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP), on urban transport and sustainability policy. He lead efforts on behalf of the Bank and SSATP, in concert with the United Nations Environment Program and others, to support the establishment of an Africa Sustainable Transport Forum, whose inaugural meeting in October 2014 was sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Gorham worked as a transport, climate change, and air quality specialist with the US Environmental Protection Agency, and has also been a consultant for a range of international and private sector organizations, including the International Energy Agency, the International Transport Forum, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others. He is the author of a number of publications and reports, including Air Pollution from Ground Transportation (United Nations 2002) and Flexing the Link between Transport and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (International Energy Agency 2000).

Mr. Gorham holds a Master of City Planning and Master of Transportation from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.