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Christine Bonsu is a Regional Development Planner and Manager with keen research interests in Sustainable Mobility in Developing and Emerging Economies. She graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Planning. She was awarded a scholarship by the DAAD to pursue an International Joint Master of Science Degree in Regional Development Planning and Management.

She is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners, Common Wealth Association of Planners, and SPRING International Association of Development Planners.
At present, she is a Research Fellow at the DLR – Institute of Transport Research in Berlin, Germany. Her PhD Research Topic is a ‘Comparative Study on Institutional Response that seeks to address effective Sustainable Mobility in Developing Countries. The Case of Ghana and Tanzania’.

Sessions

  • June 10: Diversity: improving the public transport workforce

    Meet the women bus drivers in Ghana!

    Women in the transportation sector are largely under-represented worldwide. GAPTE (the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive), GIZ (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)) and Scania West Africa Ltd., have developed a successful women’s bus driver training programme, that has managed to attract more female bus drivers. This has helped to even out the gender imbalance and improved female empowerment in the transport sector. But also, since female drivers are safer drivers, drive more defensively, and are less aggressive in traffic, the lady drivers also means safer, better and more attractive public transport in Accra. This session will describe the planning, execution and results of this very successful training project as no one believed it was possible in Ghana.