SMMR is a GIZ project, implemented by a consortium formed by Clean Air Asia, Rupprecht Consult and Wuppertal Institute and led by GFA Consulting Group.

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The core project team consists of two full-time international staff based in Phnom Penh, four full-time national experts, based in the implementation locations and one support staff.  It is directly supported by the GIZ Project Director (Bangkok) and the GFA backstopper (Hamburg).

Boualinh Soysouvanh SOYSOUVANH
PhD in urban planning, University of Perpignan, France, 2007, Master of Study in Civil Engineering, Queensland University, Australia, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Camaguey University, Cuba, 1983

Carolin CAPONE, Project Director
Carolin heads GIZ’s sustainable transport projects in ASEAN. Before joining the ASEAN team, Carolin coordinated TRANSfer activities in Colombia, supporting the national government in their efforts to promote cycling and electric mobility. Prior to joining GIZ in 2014, she worked in smart mobility research at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart and Toyota Motor Corporation in Tokyo and advised German Ministries on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. She is especially passionate about these two fields growing closer together with advancing electrification of the transport sector.

Joachim BERGERHOFF, Team Leader
Joachim earned his Master in Political Sciences with a dissertation on Local Government and the Mobility challenge (ULB, Brussels, 1993), and been helping to tackle the challenge in a variety of positions, ranging from bicycle advocacy (Pro Vélo Brussels), public transport operations (tpg Geneva, STIB-MIVB Brussels), through regional Government (Région wallonne), international work in EU projects and with UITP, to advisory roles with UN-Habitat (Kosovo), and, most recently, with RTA Dubai (UAE) and Asyad (Oman).

PHAM Hai, National Expert Vietnam

Michel ARND, International Technical Advisor
As a cyclist and transport planner, Michel is a passionate advocate for sustainable urban mobility. Always ready to explore the unbeaten track, Michel keeps looks for the latest ideas and innovation to improve urban transport. In SMMR, he works in the headquarters in Phnom Penh, as coordinator of the project’s technical work. During his M.Sc. in Transport and City Planning at University College London (UCL), he specialised in digital innovations for urban mobility and low-carbon transport. For this B.Sc. in Urban Studies he studied at Bauhaus-University and Middle East Technical University (METU).

Pichai UAMTURAPOJN, National Expert Thailand
Pichai Uamturapojn, a co-founder of Social Innovation Hub in Mekong Region, is an active practitioner for social entrepreneurship and sustainable urban mobility. He was selected as a Mekong Fellow under the Water, Environment and Resilience. He worked as a Programme Director with Thailand Environment Institute and Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development. In SMMR, he is a national expert based in Nong Khai Province, collaborating with local stakeholders to strengthen the sustainable design of urban mobility in the cross-border Nong Khai – Vientiane Metropolitan Region. After his PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Planning from University of the Ryukyus, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the International Project Policy in Tokyo, and a Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii.

KOK Sothea
PhD in Environmental Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, 2019; Master of Environmental Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, 2007

KHANN Sodaline , Office Manager
As the office manager, Sodaline has been working in international organisations and private sector. Before joining SMMR, she worked at KCEC Cambodia Co,.Ltd based in Phnom Penh (2017-2018). Providing support and facilitate general corporate administrative affairs, office management, logistics, and inventory, for ADD International Cambodia in accordance with ADD International Cambodia’s policies, procedures and guidelines in order to maintain the accountability of the ADD International Cambodia office (2015-2017). Administrative professional with a bachelor’s degree focused in Bachelor of Business Administration from IIC, University of Technology (2006-2010).

Svenja SIEMONSEN, Backstopper