Dr. Jürgen Perschon

Executive Director

Jürgen has professional working experience in the transport sector of developed and developing countries since 1995, predominantly on transport planning, road safety, low-cost public and non-motorized transport as well as gender-related transport in rural and urban Africa and in the European context. The current work focuses on the relation between transport and CO2 emission reduction/climate change, transport and the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty alleviation, Environmental Protection and Road Safety.


In Africa he has carried out long and short-term field studies (household based socio-economic re-search, project impact monitoring studies) in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal and Ghana, Botswana and South Africa. Moreover he has given lectures and trainings to transport ministries, municipalities, transport NGOs but also at universities in Germany and China


Since 1995 Jürgen Perschon has consulted for GTZ, the German Agency for Technical Co-operation.


Since 2003 he has been working with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP USA), based in New York and was Executive Director of the European Section of the Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP Europe).


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