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Tom Courtright is a transportation consultant based in Kenya who spends time researching in Uganda and Tanzania. He focuses on motorcycle-taxis (boda bodas) and vehicle electrification, and has worked with private companies, international funders, investors and research teams. 

Tom has worked with the United Nations Environment Program, University of Oxford, Amend, Gozem, Energy 4 Impact. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of Cape Town on motorcycle-taxis in Kampala and Dar es Salaam. He also holds masters' degrees in environment & sustainability and in urban planning from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Knox College.

Previously, Tom worked in the solar industry for Aptech Africa in Uganda and Central African Republic, as well as co-authoring the trilingual TatavaSabeto Dictionary as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sabeto, Fiji. Tom grew up in Malawi, the United States and Tanzania. 

Clients and Partners


Energy 4 Impact

Africa E-Mobility Alliance


Gregor Paterson-Jones

Climate Compatible Growth


Global Innovation Fund

Safe Way Right Way


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