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Nato Kurshitashvili is a Gender Specialist with the Transport Global Practice at the World Bank. Previously she worked as a Principal Gender Adviser at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), responsible for the development and implementation of projects to mainstream gender into EBRD’s operations. Prior to that, she had been part of the Statistical Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) working in a multi-country project to support national statistical offices to improve collection and dissemination of sex-disaggregated data. Nato has ten years of experience developing and managing projects across diverse sectors (with particular strengths in the infrastructure sector) and countries in Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa and South Asia. Nato is an author and a co-author of a number of academic and agency reports. Nato holds a MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and MA in Public Policy from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.


  • June 11: Gender inclusive mobility planning

    Gender-inclusive transport service: beyond moving goods and people

    Experiences of women, girls, men and boys with transport systems differ, particularly when related to their personal security, accessibility and affordability of transport. Addressing women’s and girl’s transportation needs can yield gains not only for them but for wider societies, economies and businesses. Gender-inclusive transportation can enhance transport providers’ customer service, revenue generation and operational efficiency. It can also score environmental gains in terms of reducing traffic congestion, enhancing road safety and improving environmental outcomes by encouraging move from private to public transport usage. Finally, it can boost women’s participation in the labor market and economic growth. The presentation will discuss the benefits of gender-inclusive transport service provision and outline the ways to make it happen.