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Cassilde Muhoza

Research Fellow

Cassilde Muhoza is a Research Fellow, under the Sustainable Urbanisation Programme at SEI Africa. Her interest is in sustainable urban planning, urban green spaces, urban air pollution, urban mobility, urban water management and off-grid electrification. In addition to her work with SEI Africa, Cassilde has recently begun her doctoral studies in Human Geography and Environment at SEI York via distance learning, funded by a scholarship from the University of York. She is co-supervised by Dr Steve Cinderby and Dr Rachel Pateman

She is a geographer with over 7 years of experience working on sustainable urbanisation, biodiversity conservation, sustainable urban mobility, urban air pollution, off-grid electrification and integration of environmental issues (biodiversity, energy, and climate change) into urban planning policies and strategies. She conducted in 2015 an audit of SEI’s expertise in urbanization and mapping out potential partners in order to help SEI Africa develop its ‘Sustainable Urbanisation’ programme.

Prior to joining SEI, she worked as an intern for six months at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi. Previously, she worked as a research officer – Energy and climate change for eight months at the Centre d’Études Techniques de l’Équipement (CETE) du Sud-Ouest (a decentralized Research Center of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) in Toulouse, France. During this time, she participated in the drafting of the national guide on the integration of energy and climate change aspects into the French urban planning documents.

Cassilde holds a research-oriented Master’s degree in Environment and Landscape, a Master’s degree in Geography and Environmental planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Toulouse II– Le Mirail, Toulouse, France.

From her multidisciplinary education and professional experience, she has developed strong skills in project design and management and data analysis, as well as in environmental policy evaluation. She has excellent command of both French and English.

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