Dr. Robert Muggah

Co-Founder and Research Director, Igarapé Institute

Dr. Robert Muggah is the co-founder and research director of the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian-based think tank that focuses on data-driven safety and justice across Latin America and Africa. His main area of focus is on cities, security, migration and new technologies. Prior to joining Igarapé, he co-founded SecDev Foundation in Group, an organization that works on cybersecurity and the digital economy in the Middle East, Eurasia and South Asia, in 2010. He has experience consulting with various organizations and companies including the World Bank, the UN, Google and McKinsey. He is also known for designing award-winning interactive data visualizations that track the global arms trade, homicidal violence, fragile cities, and climate change. He has also developed open source body cameras for police accountability and predictive crime dashboards.

In sessions: The Future of Climate Action, Innovation for Urban Resilience: A Forward Look on Adaptation, Urban and Climate Finance: New Frontiers