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The SLoCaT Secretariat is the administrative body of SLoCaT, overseen by the Board of the SLoCaT Foundation. The SLoCaT Secretariat services both the SLoCaT Partnership and the SLoCaT Foundation.  In conducting its daily operations, SLoCaT Secretariat is guided by the SLoCaT Operational Manual.

Vacancies and Internships


SLoCaT Secretariat Team

Maruxa Cardama - Secretary General

Passionate about social, political, economic and environmental justice for human development, Maruxa specialises in integrated urban and territorial development. Over her 16-year career, she has worked with multilateral institutions, national, regional and local governments, NGOs and philanthropy in 33 countries across continents to develop public policies, capacity and implementation projects, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Prior to joining SLoCaT, Maruxa founded Communitas, the multi-stakeholder coalition which pioneered knowledge-based advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goal on Cities & Human Settlements. She also served as the Secretary General of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD), and during her tenure co-facilitated the engagement of local and regional governments in the UN Rio +20 Conference. Maruxa has also held posts as Senior Policy Specialist in Cities Alliance-UNOPS, as well as in local and regional government in the UK and Spain. In 2004-2010, she was Deputy Director of the Representation of the South West of England to the EU, where she led on the sustainability portfolio for a partnership of regional authorities, academia and the private sector.

Prolific public speaker and analyst, Maruxa is member of the Future Earth community. In recent years, she has served in the UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface and as Adviser on Global Agendas to the Conference of European Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe CPMR. Maruxa holds an LL.B., an LL.M. in European Law; and a MA in Development Economics and Management of Cooperation Projects.


Talya Enriquez Romano Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Membership Director

Talya Enriquez Romano works closely with SLoCaT members to coordinate their activities on sustainable transport with those of SLoCaT Partnership. Prior to joining SLoCaT, she served as the Director of Greater China at Marinedream Foundation where she was responsible for raising awareness and capacity building on sustainable oceans and marine life. Her international work experience was in Istanbul, New York and Shanghai, where she worked in both local start-up and multi-national non-profit organizations including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Talya holds a Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from New York University and an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Political Science from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She currently lives in Shanghai, China. 


Karl Peet Sustainable Transport Research Director 

Karl is currently leading research on various topics including a financing framework for sustainable transport, with the goal of meeting targets defined by evolving global climate change and sustainable development agendas. Previously, Karl developed recommendations for the Climate and Environment Services Group-Shanghai (CESG) to help meet sustainable transport demands in China. Prior to that, Karl served as Project Manager in Strategic Planning and Policy at the Chicago Transit Authority, focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation, bus rapid transit planning and implementation, and multimodal and active transport. 

Karl holds a Master of Public Policy/Urban Planning and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.


Mark Major Senior Advisor 

Mark provides support and advice to SLoCaT, in particular in relation to the global sustainable development processes and the developing action agendas flowing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Habitat III. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Transport Science (Ministry of Transport) in Beijing and contributes to the University of Oxford course on the 'Global Governance of Transport'. Previously Mark was the Team Leader for Sustainable Urban Mobility for the European Commission based in Brussels and also negotiated for the EU the transport aspects in the UNFCCC and UNCSD processes.

Mark has a MBA in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (USA) and a  Bachelor's degree (with Honours) in Civil Engineering from Oxford Polytechnic (UK). Mark is based near Girona in the north of Spain.


Angela Enriquez - Senior Associate

Angela is a Senior Associate and provides project management and research support on climate change and urban transport projects. Prior to SLoCaT, Angela was an Associate at the World Resources Institute where she supported research on the topics of urban transport actions and policies within the climate agendas on the sub-national, national and global levels. She was also the lead of the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Transport Working Group where she provided capacity building support to national and subnational governments on how to plan and implement sustainable, low carbon transport actions. Prior to joining WRI, Angela worked as a Transportation Planner in the public and private sectors. Her responsibilities included performing stakeholder outreach, market research, and developing cost-effective alternatives within budgetary constraints for public transport projects.

Angela holds a joint Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from Technische Universität Dortmund and University of the Philippines, Diliman and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. She currently resides in Washington, DC.


Christopher Dekki - Senior Associate

Christopher supports the policy advocacy and outreach dimension of SLoCaT to engage with a wide multi-stakeholder base and shape intergovernmental spaces. Beyond SLoCaT, Chris is a consultant for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). There he supports Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) efforts on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and assists with stakeholder engagement. Chris is also Adjunct Professor of Political Science at St. Joseph's College in New York. In recent years, he has worked in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), coordinating national SDGs workshops, and supporting the Secretariat for the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the SDG 14 Ocean Conference. Previously, as Policy Analysis and Advocacy Officer of the Communitas Coalition, Chris worked with urban sustainability stakeholders to embed the need for urban and territorial sustainability into the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. His 10-year professional trajectory is a natural evolution of his coordination of youth-led organization initiatives from early in his career within the UN Major Group for Children and Youth and other key youth-led platforms.

Chris holds a BA in History and Political Science and a MA in International Relations. He also has a JD and was admitted to the New York State Bar (2013, retired). Chris spends his time living between Bangkok and his native New York City, as well as in the Middle East, thanks to his firm roots in Syria and Lebanon.


Sudhir Gota - Senior Transport and GHG Consultant

Sudhir Gota specializes on environmental issues related to transport sector and has extensive experience in transport data crunching for different types of policies, projects & investments. He was the first recipient of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. He is the main architect of the TEEMP models which has been endorsed by GEF and used by other development banks such as ADB, IADB and World Bank in more than 50 cities. He has been instrumental in bringing green freight and transport data into agenda in Asia through research and advocacy. He is an active researcher and has co-written a book on low carbon transport, several publications and policy briefs on transport and environmental issues challenging conventional practices and advocating innovative solutions. 

Sudhir holds a Master of Technology from National Institute of Technology (Warangal) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Bangalore University.


Nikola Medimorec - Senior Researcher 

Nikola supports SLoCaT on research and data collection for various topics related to sustainable transport and climate change.  Nikola has been a lead researcher for the newly-released Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report, which includes sections on electric mobility and renewable energy in transport, and identifies opportunities to strengthen the nexus between the two.  Nikola also serves as SLoCaT lead in maintaining an ongoing electric-mobility summary to track trends and targets by countries; states/provinces, cities; and manufacturers.  Prior to SLoCaT, Nikola worked as a research consultant for the Korea Transport Institute and for the Global Green Growth Institute. During an internship at CityNet he assisted in preparing a sustainable urban transport workshop for representatives from Asian cities. He engages on sustainable transport policy in Korea on his website

Nikola holds a Master of Arts in Urban Geography from Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geography from Trier University. He is based in Seoul, Korea.


2001-2003 M.Tech (Transportation Engineering)(with GATE Scholarship), Traffic Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning and Pavement Engineering, NIT Warangal, India

• 1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Bangalore University, India

Alice Yiu - Associate - Policy Advocacy and Outreach

Alice Yiu is a Program Manager and supports the implementation of a range of SLoCaT Programs and events. Prior to her role in SLoCaT, Alice has been working as a Sustainable Transport Researcher with the Climate and Environment Services Group-Shanghai (CESG), contributing to the establishment of the Urban Development and Transport Database on China's sustainable transport development.

Alice is originally from Hong Kong and she holds a degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.



Monette Enriquez-Rivas - Consultant - Finance and Accounting

Monette supports the monitoring of contracts, budgets, accounts payable and managing invoices. Monette has a comprehensive background in project management and various accounting operations. She has over 25 years of experience working with environmental consulting companies in California.

Monette attended La Salle College, Philippines and majored in Marketing. She is currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii.



Shivam Ghai - Intern in Policy and Advocacy

Shivam is an intern for policy and advocacy at SLoCaT, with strong focus on climate change, sustainable development, convergence between members and the transport de-carbonization alliance. Shivam has always been focused on working in intergovernmental spaces to create meaningful and sustainable change. This has been apparent since his upbringing in Nairobi, Kenya where he was exposed to many development initiatives.  

Shivam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at St. Joseph’s College, New York. 



Angel Cortez - Intern in Research 

Angel supports SLoCat’s research and project development on prioritizing shared mobility in urban areas, especially as contributors to the New Urban Mobility Alliance. This includes compilation and synthesis of both qualitative and quantitative material for the use in capacity building trainings. As a native to the Philippines, and having lived in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, she is interested in the disparities in challenges in transportation for different urban areas and approaches to sustainable mobility. 

Angel holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine. 


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