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The aim of this grant is to benefit women with a background in engineering to take the Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses.

We are incredibly proud to announce that because of the higher-than-expected interest and number of excellent applications, we have decided to extend the iRAP International Women in Engineering Day Grant Scheme to reward 31 successful recipients instead of 20. These women are from all around the word, including Nepal, Iraq, Brazil, India, Italy, Spain, Uganda, Namibia, Rwanda, Kenya, Poland, Vietnam, Romania, Jordan, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Tanzania and Bangladesh.

The selection committee chose these candidates that fit in the criteria below:

  • Have a background in engineering.
  • Has not benefited from an iRAP project in the last 5 years.
  • Will have the best use of the acquired knowledge.

Some of the highlights nominated by the successful recipients on how they intend to use use their knowledge include:

  • To prioritize investment in Italy
  • To teach future engineers at University in Brazil
  • To implement in a 6,000km network in Catalonia
  • To disseminate to my work colleagues and contribute to the regulatory agencies in Brazil
  • To contribute to road safety designs in India
  • To advocate for safer roads in Rwanda
  • To solve road safety issues and implement the correct and sustainable road safety approaches in Kenya.
  • To  motivate and pass on the knowledge to other women engineers in Poland.
  • To implement in the concession roads in Argentina.

Below is a list of all our successful recipients.

We would like to thank all 193 applicants for their interest. The number of applications received demonstrates that there are more women ready and willing to work on road safety assessment and we look forward to supporting their growth in our #RAPCommunity. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of the FIA Foundation to make these opportunities possible.

Job TitleOrganisationCountry
Abeer JameelLecturerMustansiriyah UniversityIraq
Andressa Ka Yan NgPorfessora SubstitutaUFAL - Universidade Federal de AlagoasBrazil
Archana BhangaAuthority EngineerMARC Technocrats Pvt.Ltd.India
Barbara BianchiniEngineerANAS S.p.A.Italy
Betania PaulinoAnalista de Infraestrutura de Transportes - Engenharia CivilDepartamento Nacional de Infraestrutura de Transportes - DNITBrazil
Bruna AndradeAnalista de Novos NegóciosGrupo CCR EngelogBrazil
Cintia CamposProfessoraUniversidade Federal de GoiásBrazil
Cristina GilRoad auscultation managerGeneralitat de CatalunyaSpain
Daisy A. LatimVolunteer Graduate Civil EngineerVolunteer at UNRA (Design department)Uganda
Elina Hamatwi - LumbuSenior Specialist - Roads Legislation ComplianceRoads Authority of NamibiaNamibia
Giuseppina PappalardoPost-Doc ResearchUniversity of CataniaItaly
Joyce IshimweVolunteerHealthy People RwandaRwanda
Joyce KihachuAssistant EngineerKeNHA-CAS ConsultantKenya
Katarzyna TurońScientific AssistantSilesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Department of Road TransportPoland
Larissa WendlingEspecialista em RegulaçãoANTTBrazil
Le Thi THUONGTraffic EngineerOriental Consultants GlobalVietnam
Linda Nekesa MasiboProject ManagerHasselt UniversityKenya
Luana Viana de Paula CabralProject ManagerCertare Engenharia e ConsultoriaBrazil
Mariana NiculescuEngineer - Head of Office Pavement Management SystemCESTRIN - Center for Road Technical Studies and Informatics - National Road Administration of RomaniaRomania
Michelle Maura RibeiroEngenheira Civil e Professora UniversitáriaArcadis Brasil e UniCEUBBrazil
Muna AbdelbaqiRoad Safety EngineerJordan Society for the Prevention of Road AccidentsJordan
Naomy ChemutaiEngineer (Roads)Kenya National Highways AuthorityKenya
Natalia TinjacaConsultora Nacional en Seguridad VialOrganización Panamericana de la SaludColombia
Nuria Jasira Diaz ValerEspecialista en Seguridad VialMunicipalidad de MirafloresPeru
Passy MuriukiGraduate Engineer Transportation DepartmentGibb Africa LimitedKenya
Pranita RanaMemberSafe and Sustainable Travel NepalNepal
Reema BasnetEngineerSSTN- Safe and Sustainable Travel NepalNepal
Sambriddhi ShresthaEngineer, Senior OfficerSafe and Sustainable Travel Nepal, Civil Aviation Authority of NepalNepal
Sinchita PoddarJunior Monitoring SpecialistLocal Government Engineering Department (LGED)Bangladesh
Yael ZaidenknopJefe de proyectos y licitacionesAutopistas Urbanas S. A.Argentina
Yvonne KilauwoWASH EngineerNorwegian Refugee CouncilTanzania

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