Clarisse Cunha Linke

Brazil Director, ITDP Brazil

Clarisse Cunha Linke is the ITDP Brazil Director. She has 14 years of experience in social policy, planning, and implementation in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. Clarisse joined ITDP Brazil in January 2012. Since then, she has become a board member for various organizations such as the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the National Association for Public Transport (ANTP) in Brazil. From 2006-2011, Clarisse was one of the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia) directors, where she played a key role in helping BEN Namibia develop the biggest community-based enterprise bicycle distribution network in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she won the Ashoka Changemakers Challenge “Women, Tools, and Technology”. She holds a Master of Science in Social Policy, NGOs, and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she won the Titmuss Prize. She also holds a Master in Business and Economics in NGOs and Civil Society from the Institute of Economics, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil.