Clarisse Cunha Linke

Country Director, Brazil, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Clarisse Cunha Linke is a Brazilian who has been involved in planning and implementing social policies and programs since 2001, with experience in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. She holds a Masters in Social Policy, NGOs, and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she received the “Titmuss Examination Prize” in 2005. From 2006-2011, she was a Director at the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia), where she played a key role in the expansion of BEN Namibia’s activities, helping it develop the biggest community-based enterprise bicycle distribution network in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she was awarded by Ashoka Changemakers in the “Women, Tools, and Technology” Challenge. Clarisse joined ITDP Brazil in 2012. She also teaches “NGO Management” at the Institute of Economics in the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ). She is a Board Member of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Network (SLoCaT), the Transporte Ativo Association and Casa Fluminense. Clarisse is also a member of the Municipal Council of Transport of Rio de Janeiro and a member of the Council of Urban Development of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro.