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Senior Deputy Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Keisuke Tanaka

Mr Tanaka joined the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in Japan in 2007. He was responsible for various public transport projects in Tokyo and other cities in Japan such as the railway improvement project, the public transport company’s reform project, and the transport policy reform projects to encourage people to use more buses in Japan.

From 2015-2018, He worked for the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia as a transport specialist to improve the public transport system in the country. From 2019, he works for the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) to be responsible for international cooperation projects in the field of the public transportation worldwide. In 2020, he started the ‘Project for Formation of Sarajevo Public Transport Management and Operation Capacity Development Plan’ together with the Ministry of Traffic in Sarajevo.

He holds the Master of Science in Geography at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Institute for Energy Systems and Electric Drives, Technical University of Vienna

Amela Ajanović

Amela Ajanovic is Associated Professor in Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). She is a lecture and faculty member of the postgraduate MSc Program “Renewable Energy Systems”. She holds a master degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in energy economics at TU Wien. Her main research interests are alternative fuels and alternative automotive technologies as well as sustainable energy system and long-term energy scenarios. She has been guest researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in Amsterdam and at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris working on the World Energy Outlook, as well as a guest lecturer at the Technical University of Prague. She has been involved in many national and international research projects, and her work has been published in the leading scientific peer- reviewed international journals. She has also served as a guest editor on several occasions and is an associate editor of different scientific journals. She is an active member of various academic and scientific committees and associations.

Politecnico di Torino (I), Dept. DIATI – Transport systems

Bruno Dalla Chiara

Bruno Dalla Chiara is full professor in the “Transport systems” academic field – including transport engineering, science and technology – at the Politecnico di Torino (Dept. DIATI), Italy, since 2019.

He obtained the national qualification as full Professor in Transport Systems in 2014.

He holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in transport systems engineering and economics (1993), and a Ph.D. in Transport Engineering, specialising in Intelligent Transport Systems (1997).

He has been full-time Researcher in Transport Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino (1999-2004) and associate professor (2005-2019).

He holds the subjects “Rail transport systems, urban transit and rope installations”, “Transport systems and outdoor logistics”, has held part of “Mobility”, “Transport techniques and economics”, “Transport systems and data analytics” and “Sustainable transport systems” (Ph.D.). []

Regional Project Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Milenka Mila Knežević

Milenka Mila Knežević is a graduate of the Faculty of Technology at the University of East Sarajevo, with a Master’s degree in technology. She is currently employed at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – the German government’s development agency for economic cooperation and development (BMZ) – as a regional project manager in the Open Regional Fund for Southeast Europe – Energy, Transport, and Climate Protection (ORF ETC).

Within ORF ETC, she leads a sub-project called Promoting Regional Exchange in the Implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in the Western Balkans – ProSUMP. The aim of this sub-project is to support cities in Southeast Europe in strengthening the capacity of local governments to implement sustainable urban mobility measures, with a focus on previously created Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

Her previous experience includes working as an advisor in the Open Regional Fund for Southeast Europe – Energy, Transport, and Climate Protection (GIZ), as well as in the Open Regional Fund for Southeast Europe – Energy Efficiency (GIZ), and in the EuProLocal program for local self-government units and economic development. She has also worked as the Head of Department for Development, and International Cooperation and Public Procurement in the City of Zvornik initiating the establishment of the first office for Energy Efficiency in BiH.

In addition to her professional experience, she has skills as a trainer in communication and negotiation, strategic planning, and project cycle management.