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ZEBRA Placement Fellow

C40 Cities

ZEBRA Placement Fellow

ZEBRA Placement Fellow

About the organization:

C40 is a global network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using an inclusive, science-based and collaborative approach to cut their fair share of emissions in half by 2030, help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C, and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.

In collaboration with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), C40 Cities co-leads the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) Partnership, an initiative launched in 2019 to accelerate the deployment of zero emission buses in major Latin American cities.

Fellowship Description:

The Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) Partnership is a collaboration between C40 Cities and the ICCT to accelerate zero emission bus deployments in Latin American cities. ZEBRA partners work closely with cities, investors and manufacturers to shift the region’s market, with a special focus on the cities of Medellín, Mexico City, Santiago and São Paulo, gathering and sharing learnings with a wider network of cities. The fellow will work closely with the ZEBRA Programme Manager and Project Officer and the wider Transport & Urban Planning and Regional teams. 

Tasks may include:

1) Conduct research to help the ZEBRA team’s work in supporting cities to transition their public transport fleets to zero emission.

2) Support the ZEBRA team’s data gathering and analysis efforts to input into the E-Bus Radar (, a virtual platform developed to map all e-buses operating in the region and the amount of emissions avoided by them.

3) Support the planning and delivery of the ZEBRA Regional Working Group and/or ZEBRA Annual Event, which aims to share the leading examples of e-bus deployments in the region, bringing together a wide network of public city officials, transport operators, investors, manufacturers, and partner organizations.

4) Support the programme’s communications efforts, which include the creation and distribution of newsletters, case studies and other publications.


The fellow should demonstrate interest and experience in one or more of the following areas:

1) Research;

2) Transportation;

3) Mobility;

4) Communications/Event planning;

5) Latin American studies.

Spoken and written fluency in Spanish is necessary.

Spoken and written knowledge of Portuguese would be a useful asset.

Time Commitment:  30 hours / week

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