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John Mututwa

John Mututwa

Visiting Research Associate


John Mututwa is a Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR). He has over 7 years of professional experience in conducting evidence-based research and policy analysis to support the Zambian government in formulating sustainable socio-economic policies and programs. Over the years, John has been involved in several transport and infrastructure-related research and studies including conducting a Feasibility Study and Proposing Solutions for the Decongestion of Traffic in Lusaka City; Situation Analysis of the Aviation Industry in Zambia; understanding the State and Management of Railway Transport Systems in Zambia; and assessing the Institutional Preparedness for Urban Public Transport Reforms in Zambia; among others.


John’s research interest mainly lies in promoting efficient and integrated transport networks, conducting transport investment appraisals, and advocating for sustainable transport modes such as public transport and active transport modes like walking and cycling. Prior to his current position at CCI, John was also a part-time lecturer at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), in Zambia, where he taught Transport Planning and Fundamentals of Transport and Logistics Management to undergraduate students. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; and a Master of Science in Transport Economics from the Institute of Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, England.



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