Akshima Ghate is a Delhi-based Principal in RMI’s India program, where she leads research, analysis, and partner engagement. She provides leadership to RMI’s on-going initiatives with the government agencies at national and sub-national level, which aim to transform mobility trajectory of Indian cities to a shared, clean and people-centric path. Her current key responsibilities include providing support to NITI Aayog (Government of India’s policy think tank), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Delhi government on technical analysis and policy research on issues related to electric mobility, shared mobility, freight and logistics, and mobility data. She is also involved in RMI’s efforts of supporting implementation of transformative mobility solutions by city governments through the Urban Mobility Lab platform.
Prior to joining RMI, Akshima was working as a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at the Transport and Urban Governance Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. At TERI, Akshima led policy research studies focusing on promotion of sustainable and low-carbon development of transport systems for the Govt. of India, state governments, multilateral and bilateral financing agencies and corporate organizations. She has contributed to several important reports of the Government of India and UN. She was a contributing author of the ‘India Transport Report: Moving India to 2032’ prepared by the National Transport Development Policy Committee of the Government of India. She has published several policy briefs, articles, research papers and reports on policy issues related to promotion of sustainable transport. She also serves on several committees set up by the Govt. of India and international agencies.