About Amend

Since Amend’s founding 2005, our aim has been to use science, evidence-based programs and advocacy to help ensure safe, healthy and equitable journeys in developing countries as they grow and mobilize.

We have offices in Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania and run programs in more than a dozen countries in the developing world at any given time, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Developing countries are doing just that: developing. And the increased mobilization that comes with this development opens new horizons for populations in terms of business, education, healthcare, and other opportunities.

But currently, cities and transport systems are not being planned and built with the safety and well-being of the vast majority of citizens in mind. For instance, Africa has the highest road traffic injury rates in the world, and at many schools on the continent over 1% of students are injured in road traffic every year. In many cities, three hour commutes to work in overcrowded, unsafe public transport are the norm.

The solutions to challenges like these are well known: safe infrastructure that accommodates and facilitates the ways people actually live and move; evidence-based laws and regulations; political will.

These are enormous issues, and their trajectory is not going to be changed overnight. This is why we work to save and improve lives in developing countries today via the implementation of proven-effective programs while helping to build a safer, healthier future through research and advocacy.

OUR TEAM

Staff

Ângela Ernesto

Ayikai Poswayo

Edna Nortey

Enock Andoh

George Malekela

Jeffrey Witte

Juliet Adu

Moises Camela

Neema Swai

Providence Klugan

Rama Nyanza

Ronny Charles

Simon Kalolo

Texel Cossa

Theodora Mabada

Tom Bishop

Yusta Mgaya

Board of Directors

Andreas Lazar

Leila Kazemi

Chloe Teasdale