This month, we said farewell to our colleague Sandra Lima, and welcomed a new project officer, Wandifadza Chivaura, to the EPF secretariat.

Wandifadza Chivaura

After more than two and a half fruitful years at EPF, Sandra has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organisation. She will be missed and we wish her every success in her new endeavours!

Our new colleague, Wandi, is from a small town in Zimbabwe called Redcliff, and has been living in Belgium for five years. She holds a Bachelor in social sciences (specialisation in political sciences) and a Master’s degree in European and international governance, and will bring new skills and knowledge to our team. With experience at an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy, Wandi has successfully worked on a wide variety of projects across the EU policy landscape, related to topics such as transport, energy and sustainability. She also has experience supporting research and communications teams, as well as digital and technology practices.

At EPF, Wandi will support ongoing projects like UMCASE and AURORA, where she will assist with communication and dissemination activities. She will also play a role in EPF’s overall communication and policy work.

Wandi is extremely motivated to work for passenger rights at EPF:

“I see this opportunity as an investment of acquiring knowledge of international best practice in an association that has strong values and puts passenger rights first and promotes sustainable mobility. I am also interested in working for an association with a good reputation, become part of a team and most importantly utilise the skills and experiences I have acquired over the years to contribute towards EPF’s team efforts.”

When she’s not busy protecting passengers’ rights at EPF, Wandi is also an active volunteer. She is a research associate at the Center for Research and Information on Disarmament and Security (CRIDS), and is a member of VOLT Belgium, where she assists in promoting the diversity and inclusivity of marginalised groups in Belgium. You can also find her playing tennis, spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking, and traveling.

Welcome to the team, Wandi!

You can contact Wandi via email at, in English and in German.