Habitat Unit


Edmund Teko



Room A 619
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21908 
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Edmund joined the Habitat unit in 2023 as a researcher and works on the European Union Horizon 2020 Project SESA (Smart Energy Solutions for Africa). Edmund Teko has also been a researcher at the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) since 2020 where he supports international projects in sustainable urban transport and low emission urban development. He has a background in Urban Management and Development Planning, having worked since 2011 with local government authorities international development organizations as well as research institutions. He coordinated regional activities in Africa from January 2020 to November 2021 in relation to the EU-funded SOLUTIONSplus project which aims to enable transformational change towards sustainable urban mobility in cities in Latin America, Africa and Asia through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. He also supports a team of researchers working on the Horizon Europe Project TRANS-SAFE (Transforming Road Safety in Africa). Edmund holds a Master of Science (MSc.) in Urban Management and Development from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam – Netherlands.


Master of Science (MSc.) Urban Management and Development
Insitute for Housing and Urban Develoment Studies (IHS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Development Planning
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana

Employment History+

Since 2023
Habitat Unit, Technische Universität Berlin
Since 2020
Researcher & Project Manager - Urban Mobility, Urban Basic Services and International Coorperation
Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI), Berlin
2018 - 2019
Independent Consultant
Urban basic Services, UN-Habitat, Kenya

2012 - 2019
Assistant Planning Officer
Ningo-Prampram District Assembly, Ghana

2011 - 2012
Assistant Planning Officer
Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana

Research Projects+

Since 2022
Urban Living Lab Center (ULLC)
UN-Habitat Collaboration Center
Africa region team member

Since 2022
TRANS-SAFE - Transforming Road Safety in Africa project
European Union - Horizon Europe Program
Research team member

Since 2021
SESA - Smart Energy Solutions for Africa project
European Union - Horizon 2020 Program
Research team member

2020 - 2021
SOLUTIONSplus - Urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas in developing and emerging economies
European Union - Horizon 2020 Program
Regional Coordinator for Africa

Teaching activities+

SS 2023
Urban Mobility Living Labs Buenos Aires & Kumasi (with Dr. Oliver Lah)
Habitat Unit Design Studio
Technische Universität Berlin

WS 2023
Co-developing Mobility and Energy Solution for Urban and Rural Contexts in Living Labs - Kigali & Capetown (with Dr. Oliver Lah)
Habitat Unit Design Studio
Technische Universität Berlin




Peer-reviewed journal papers and publications

Teko E and Lah O (2022) Capacity Needs Assessment in Transport Innovation Living Labs: The Case of an Innovative E-Mobility Project. Front. Future Transp. 3:799505. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffutr.2022.799505

Graaf, L.; Werland, S.; Lah, O.; Martin, E.; Mejia, A.; Muñoz Barriga, M.R.; Nguyen, H.T.T.; Teko, E.; Shrestha, S. (2021) The Other Side of the (Policy) Coin: Analyzing Exnovation Policies for the Urban Mobility Transition in Eight Cities around the Globe. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9045. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169045

Galuszka, J.; Martin, E.; Nkurunziza, A.; Achieng’ Oginga, J.; Senyagwa, J.; Teko, E.; Lah, O. (2021) East Africa’s Policy and Stakeholder Integration of Informal Operators in Electric Mobility Transitions—Kigali, Nairobi, Kisumu and Dar es Salaam. Sustainability, 13, 1703. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041703

Panagakos et al. 2023, E-mobility solutions for urban transportation: User needs across four continents - Transport Research Procedia, Volume 72, 2023, Pages 2558-2565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2023.11.772


Policy Papers

Edmund Teko (2018) Policy Environment paper, Ghana

Edmund Teko (2018) Policy Environment paper, Fiji 

Edmund Teko (2018) Policy Environment paper, Ethiopia

Edmund Teko (2018) Project Scoping Paper, Electric bike-sharing, Ibague-Columbia

Edmund Teko (2018) Project Scoping Paper, E-mobility Options, Accra-Ghana

Edmund Teko (2018) Pathways Paper: Steps to Actions, Suva-Fiji: Identify opportunities for further action with a focus on cross-sectoral synergies and policy interactions between the local and national level

Edmund Teko (2018) Electric Vehicle readiness Assessment, Accra-Ghana

Grants, Awards and Fellowships+

2016 – 2017
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), now known as Orange Knowledge Programme