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Event - Muyambi Muyambi

Muyambi MuyambiMuyambi “Dick” Muyambi
“I grew up in a nation where few have the chance to own a bicycle. It’s a simple vehicle, but it saves lives in times of need. Bicycles also mean access to markets for trade allowing people to earn an income; they mean a ride to school for education, and transportation to clean water sources. Bicycles mean freedom, empowerment, and opportunity.”
— Muyambi Muyambi, Founder of Bicycles Against Poverty

The founder of Bicycles Against Poverty, Muyambi grew up in Uganda. He launched Bicycles Against Poverty while an undergraduate student at Bucknell University. Currently Muyambi is an engineer at Clark Construction in the Civil Engineering division. Notably his first project was the $1.2B Dulles Corridor Metrorail project (Silver line), which Clark bid for and won in 2013. Muyambi is passionate about the role of infrastructure in development and is part of the team at Capital Rail Constructors building the Silver Line in Virginia.

He remains active in Bicycles Against Poverty, while also serving on the board of Pencils for Africa. In addition, Muyambi is an advisor to The Pearl Dream Inc. a startup venture that seeks to connect African writers and storytellers to a global audience. He currently is pursuing an MBA at Dartmouth.

In 2013, he received recognition as a National Geographic Traveler of the Year. A native of Uganda, he holds a dual degree in Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) and Economics (B.A.) from Bucknell University. Before Bucknell, he attended the last two years of high school in Norway at the Red Cross Nordic United World College. On Saturday mornings, you will find Muyambi on a road bike.


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