Road Safety needs us all! iRAP started the Women in Engineering Grants first in 2021 and continues the offer again in 2022 to 30 successful applicants. The grant programme aims to benefit women with a background in engineering to undertake the Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses.
We are incredibly proud to announce that this year’s 30 iRAP International Women in Engineering Day Grant recipients are from 19 countries, including Thailand, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, India, Philippines, Kenya, Australia, Colombia, Malaysia, Ecuador, Slovak Republic, Cameroon, Romania, South Africa, Peru, Tunisia, Bangladesh and El Salvador.
Some of the highlights nominated by the successful recipients on how they intend to use their knowledge include:
- To use the iRAP methodology to assess the safety of roads, and incorporate safety measures in the design phase in Kenya.
- To evaluate roads in the city of Quito (Ecuador).
- To prioritise investments in India.
- To assess roads in Thailand and Laos.
- To make the roads of El Salvador safer and diminish the awful accidents that happen every day. With this knowledge, I would be able to assist my company more effectively in new road projects that require iRAP’s star rating system.
- To integrate the proper and appropriate road safety measures that will surely address the safety and mobility problems in the Philippines’ national road network.
- To give me the opportunity to develop more comprehensive advocacy work to create safer streets for children in particular (South Africa).
Below is a list of all our 2022 successful recipients.
|Abbey Luttrell||Project Manager / Civil Engineer||GHD||Australia|
|Aimee Wescombe||Business Group Leader - Transport Tasmania||GHD||Australia|
|Annesha Das Hasi||Executive Engineer at Roads and Highways Department||Roads and Highways Department Bangladesh||Bangladesh|
|Asfia Sultana||Executive Engineer||Roads and Highways Department Bangladesh||Bangladesh|
|Besung Albright Ngum-Numfor||Graduating student, Masters in Civil Engineering||National Advanced School of Public Works||Cameroon|
|Blanca Rosa de Guadalupe Ortega Reyes||Técnico, atención y seguimiento de auditorias||Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas del Estado||Mexico|
|Camila Elias||Civil Engineer||SDK Engineering||El Salvador|
|Carolina||Engenheira civil Coordenadoria de operação||DER-SP||Brazil|
|Denyssa Pelin||Public Relations Specialist on Road Safety||National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (NCRIA)||Romania|
|Doreen Alekana||Graduate Engineer||Egis||Kenya|
|Eunice Wahome||Lecturer||Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology||Kenya|
|Imen Makhlouf||Senior Transport Engineer||Private sector-PIARC-ATR||Tunisia|
|Kala P||Director-Road User Safety||Kerala Road Safety Authority||India|
|Katherin Dahiana Silva Cutti||Ayudante de ingeniero||MTOP - Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas||Uruguay|
|Kirsten Wilkins||Managing Director||Open Streets Cape Town||South Africa|
|Kunnawee Kanitpong||Professor||Thailand Accident Research Center, Asian Institute of Technology||Thailand|
|Maisa Pires||Engenheira Civil de Projetos, ênfase em Segurança Viária||Arteris S.A.||Brazil|
|María González||Special Project Manager||Consultores de Transporte, S.A.||Mexico|
|Marjorie Añasco||Engineer III - Planning and Design Section, Traffic Engineering Division, Bureau of Quality and Safety||DPWH-Central Office, Traffic Engineering Division - Bureau of Quality and Safety||Philippines|
|Martha Plazas||Civil Engineer||National Road Safety Agency of Colombia||Colombia|
|Megha Kashyap||Executive Transport Planning||Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited||India|
|Norfaizah Binti Mohamad Khaidir||Research Officer||Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)||Malaysia|
|Pamela Alejandra Villacrés Tapia||Architect - Master in Transport Management. Mention in Mobility, Transit and Road Safety||Metropolitan Transit Agency of the city of Quito||Ecuador|
|Patricia Bertozzi||Consultoria especialista em transportes||PPB Engenharia EPP||Brazil|
|Patricia Karen Illacanchi Guerra||Mobility Consultant||Road Safety Directorate - Peru||Peru|
|Romana Solarikova||Project Manager||Ministry of Transport and Construction of Slovak Republic||Slovak Republic|
|Rosebrenda Muchiga||Engineer Roads||Kenya National Highways Authority||Kenya|
|Samantha Chapman||Transport Engineer - BEng(Civil)(Hons)||GHD||Australia|
|Sharon Selein||Assistant Engineer||Material Testing and Research Division||Kenya|
|Zoranyi Sierra Díaz||Ingeniera Civil Especialista en Seguridad Vial||Interventoria Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura - Universidad Nacional de Colombia||Colombia|