Experts of the Regional EST Forum in Asia

Roles of the Experts

The overall roles of the Experts are defined as follows:
  • Provide over all advisory support, strategic and policy guidance in promoting EST in Asian countries vis-a-vis in the implementation of the EST project;
  • Participate in the Regional EST Forum and share best practices/experiences/tools/technologies in the relevant areas of EST;
  • Participate in national level meetings/consultations/training programmes as resource persons as and when necessary; and
  • Review and provide comments/feedback on the relevant sections of the draft national EST strategies
The Experts are expected to provide their contribution in twelve specific thematic area(s) underlined/defined in the Aichi Statement as listed below.
  1. Public health
  2. Land-use planning
  3. Environment and people friendly urban transport infrastructures
  4. Public transport planning and transport demand management (TDM)
  5. Non-motorized transport (NMT)
  6. Social equity and gender perspectives
  7. Road safety and maintenance
  8. Strengthening road side air quality monitoring and assessment
  9. Traffic noise management
  10. Cleaner fuel
  11. Vehicle emission control, standards, and inspection and maintenance (I/M)
  12. Strengthening knowledge base, awareness, and public participation

List of Experts of the Regional EST Forum in Asia

No.Name of ExpertEST Thematic Areasphoto
1 Heather Allen
Programme Director, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
Climate Change & Transport
2 Anup Bandivadekar
Passenger Vehicles Program Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
1) Vehicle Emissions Control & Standards
2) Inspection & Maintenance (I/M)
3 Manfred Breithaupt
Senior Transport Adviser and Project Director of Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP), Transport and Mobility Division (Environment and Infrastructure), German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ)
1) Public Transport Planning
2) Transport Demand Management (TDM)
3) Non-Motorized Transport (NMT)
4 Clean Air Asia Roadside Air Quality Monitoring
5 Holger Dalkmann
Director, EMBARQ - The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport
1) Low Carbon Transport
2) Transport Financing
6 Yoshitsugu Hayashi
Professor, Sustainable Transport and Spatial Development, Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Land Use Planning
7 Cornie Huizenga
Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Clean Air Asia
Strengthening Knowledge Base, Public Education, Health & Awareness
8 Alexis Kai-Hon Lau
Manager, Environmental Central Facility, Institute for the Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Roadside Air Quality Monitoring
9 Todd Alexander Litman
Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI)
1) Transport Demand Management
2) Sustainable Transport Indicator
3) Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis
4) Non-Motorized Transport (NMT)
10 Charles Martin Melhuish
Transport Policy and Transport Economics Specialist (Ex-Technical Director, Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP))
Road Safety & Maintenance
11 Yoshitaka Motoda
Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Iwate Prefectural University
1) Road Safety & Maintenance
2) Environment and People Friendly Urban Transport Infrastructures
12 Simon K.W. Ng
Research Fellow,
Civic Exchange and Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Environment, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Land Use Planning
13 Katsutoshi Ohta
Emeritus Professor, Tokyo University
President, Toyota Transport Research Institute
1) Public Transport Planning
2) Transport Demand Management (TDM)
3) Non-Motorized Transport (NMT)
14 Madhav Pai
Director (India Program), EMBARQ - The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport (CST)-India
1) Public Transport Planning and TDM
2) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
15 Carlos Felipe Pardo
Executive Director, Fundacion Despacio
1) Urban development and Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
2) Non-motorized transport (NMT)
3) Travel Demand Management (TDM)
4) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
16 Michael Replogle
Global Policy Director and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
1) Public Transport Planning
2) Transport Demand Management (TDM)
3) Non-Motorized Transport (NMT)
4) Law Carbon Transport
5) Environment and People Friendly Urban Transport Infrastructures
17 Sanjivi Sundar
Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and NTPC Chair Professor, TERI University
1) Regulatory Reform
2) Governance
3) RoadSafety
4) Low Carbon Transport
5) Financing Infrastructure Investment in the Transport Sector
18 Marie Thynell
Researcher, Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University
Cross-cutting Thematic Area: Social Equity & Gender Perspectives
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