Charles Kunaka is a Lead Specialist on Connectivity, based at the World Bank Group offices in Singapore. He joined the World Bank in 2006 as Senior Transport Specialist and has since then worked on numerous trade and transport facilitation, logistics and connectivity projects, both analytical and operational. Charles has since late 2015 also been the World Bank Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice Global Product Specialist on Connectivity.
He has worked extensively in South Asia, East and Southern Africa and the GMS countries. Charles is a task team leader of several investment operations among them the Bhutan Regional Connectivity Project, India Capacity Augmentation of National Waterway 1 Project, Accelerating Regional Integration in East African Community Project and the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation project. Charles is also involved in logistics-related analytical activities in several countries including India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Bhutan.
Charles has published on several topics surrounding logistics and connectivity including the Trade and Transport Corridor Management Toolkit and the Quantitative Assessment of Road Transport Agreements. He has well recognized expertise on economic corridors, transport services and logistics. Charles has a PhD in transport from University College London and an MSc in Transport Policy and Economics from Cranfield University, also in the United Kingdom.