Chika Sakashita, Director of Global Programs

Chika Sakashita

Chika Sakashita is responsible for the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Plan specifically related to areas of accountability, advocacy, capacity building and research, building the organization’s and NGOs’ impact in road safety. She manages the regional chapter and research team and leads the development and implementation of Alliance programs including advocacy grant, research and capacity building programs that guide advocacy, develop NGO capacity, and strengthen the accountability for road safety. Chika brings a wealth of experience in road safety delivery – in government, academic research, NGO advocacy. Chika has supported practical applications of evidence-based policies and interventions in states, countries, regions and globally through independent consulting to governments and multiple international organizations (e.g. UNESCAP, UNESCWA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, GRSP). Prior to joining the Alliance Secretariat in 2011, Chika made significant contributions to the Alliance’s seminal work “The Day Our World Crumbled: The Human Cost of Inaction on Road Safety” and “Good Practice Guide: Meaningful NGO Participation”.

Chika has a PhD from School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Psychology from Faculty of Science, University of Sydney. Chika is also passionate about climate change advocacy and has completed “From Climate Science to Action” offered by the World Bank Group.