Achmad Zacky Ambadar

Position: Project Lead
Location: Indonesia, Jakarta

I am currently heading the SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS programme, which focuses on achieving transformational change for Indonesia’s urban transport. Living in one of the largest populated countries in the world, urban transport is the bread and butter of one’s city, which led me to my passion for mass rapid transit that is inclusive, sustainable, reliable, and affordable. With a growing economy and advancing infrastructure, I aim to ensure the accessibility of urban transport through its policies and the actualisation of mass rapid transit systems in Indonesian cities.

I joined GIZ in 2011 as an advisor and have since worked for several projects including SUTIP, PAKLIM, TRANSfer and have also led the TRANSfer III project team towards its conclusion in Indonesia. Prior to joining GIZ, I’ve supported several city Governments in developing their urban plan and have done research and assessment at Mercedes Benz Indonesia. This was of course supported by the knowledge I have gained at the Technische Universität München, where I received my master’s degree in Transportation System.

10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport