Name of Author
Dr. Robert Muggah
An internationally recognized thought leader and social entrepreneur, Dr. Robert Muggah is an unreconstructed academic and practitioner at heart. He is committed to mobilizing hard data and solid evidence to generate lasting social impact.
At a time of global uncertainty and turbulence, Robert is convinced by the power and potential of cities big and small to scale solutions on everything from climate change to public security.
For more than two decades he has worked in some of the world’s most challenging settings to promote inclusive urbanization, responsible crime prevention, more effective stability and peace operations, smarter migration policy, and the design and deployment of open and accountable gov-tech and civ-tech.
Robert co-founded the SecDev Group to drive digital transformation and reduce cyber threats around the world.
As a principal, he leads the firm’s work on digitally secure cities. He also co-founded the Igarapé Institute – an award-winning global think and do tank focused on delivering better public security, criminal justice, data privacy and city resilience. He is a senior adviser to McKinsey’s Group and sits on the board of several technology start-ups.
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil