CHARISMA ACEY, PH.D.
PROFESSOR OF CITY & REGIONAL PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Charisma's research in the U.S. focuses on healthy food access and equitable development, while ongoing projects in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda investigate ways to improve household access to clean water, safe sanitation, alternative energy solutions, and approaches to public participation using geographic information systems (GIS). She has over 18 years of experience working with communities, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions on international development, humanitarian relief, poverty reduction and infrastructure planning. She is the founder of Outreach by Design, an emerging initiative that helps organizations and businesses re-align their mission to impact social and environmental outcomes for a more equitable society. Currently, Charisma is a member of the Researchers and Academics Partner Constituency Group in the General Assembly of Partners for UN Habitat III.