World Bank Innovation Award


Congratulations to ADDO AI Co-founder and President Dr. Faisal Kamiran for the World Bank Group, SVRI award for innovation to prevent gender-based violence. His gender-based violence research was conducted in collaboration with Washington DC Think Tank Urban Institute.

The primary purpose of this award is to acknowledge and support cutting-edge research to avoid gender-based violence. In addition to the award, World Bank and SVRI would support 100,000$ for our research. This prestigious award is given by the World Bank president and regional vice presidents in Washington DC. Dr Kamiran and his team will also meet with world leaders attending World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at the award ceremony in April. In addition to this ceremony, Dr. Kamiran will also provide trainings relevant to the team's GBV-prevention and response activities. 






TITLE :  Mapping for Policy: A “Whole Journey” Approach to Tackling Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violent Victimization in Public Transit

Sexual harassment in the public domain is an under-recognized global human-rights violation that disproportionately affects women and girls every day. Especially in low- and middle-income countries, where women and girls are increasingly entering into the public domain, they have increased mobility needs and are exposed to a higher risk of Sexual Violent Victimization in public spaces.

The proposed project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how fear and perceived risk of victimization in general and fear and perceived risk of sexual harassment in particular, inhibit women’s increased use of the Bus Rapid Transit system system in Lahore, Pakistan.


Faisal Kamiran, PhD, Information Technology University, Pakistan
Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, PhD, Urban Institute, USA
Ammar Malik, PhD, Urban Institute, USA
Mangai Natarajan, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Janine Zweig, PhD, Urban Institute