Clarisse Cunha Linke is a Brazilian who has been involved in planning and implementing social policies and programs since 2001, with experience in Brazil, Mozambique, and Namibia. She holds a Masters in Social Policy, NGOs, and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she received the “Titmuss Examination Prize” in 2005.
From 2006-2011, she was a Director at the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia), where she played a key role in the expansion of BEN Namibia’s activities, helping it develop the biggest community-based enterprise bicycle distribution network in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she was awarded by Ashoka Changemakers in the “Women, Tools, and Technology” Challenge for the work done in Namibia with women. From 2016-18 she taught “NGO Management” at the Institute of Economics in the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ). From 2017-2019 she was a Board Member of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Network (SLoCaT).
Clarisse joined ITDP Brazil in 2012. In 2019, she was recognized as a “Remarkable Women in Transport” by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).