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Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories

December 8-9, 2020



The Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories is being organized by the regional road safety observatories in Africa (ARSO), Asia-Pacific (APRSO) and Ibero-America (OISEVI), with the support of international development organizations, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Fédération Internationale de l' Automobile (FIA) who have been collaborating on the development of these observatories to improve availability and quality of road safety data since in 2018.

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  • Effective action can only be taken if it is targeted and measured with accurate data: good data are a necessary -albeit not sufficient- condition for the design and implementation of good road safety policies. ln turn, having accurate data requires the development of transparent and rigorous collection methods. It is essential that these collection methods converge into standard international criteria and have stability in time, thus allowing for comparisons in space -across countries- and in time.

    . Other regions are expressing interest in this subjet too, for example the EaP and the Balkans. The history and experience from the European Union long-established road safety observatory (ERSO) can bring considerable contribution to these discussion.

    This global conference will help keep the momentum created at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety held in Stockholm last February, and contribute to strengthening collaboration and harmonization across these regional observatories.

    There will be simultaenous interpretation in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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    Jean Todt

    UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, FIA president

    Hart Schafer

    World Bank Vice President for South Asia

    Naoko Yamamoto

    WHO Assistant Director-General

    Bambang Susantono

    ADB Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

    Amani Abou-Zeid

    AU Commissioner of Transport

    Young Tae Kim

    Secretary-General ITF

    Adina Ioana Valean

    EU Commissioner of Transport

    Rebeca Grynspan

    Secretary General SEGIB
  • DAY 1 | 8 DECEMBER 2020

    * Time expressed in European Central Time (i.e., Paris time)


    MODERATOR: Ms. Femi Oke






    1:00 - 1:05


    The role of Regional Road Safety Observatories in the global agenda

    Mr. Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety & FIA president


    Mr. Hartwig Schafer, World Bank Vice President for South Asia


    Mr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary General ITF


    Mr. Bambang Susantono, ADB Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development


    Ms. Naoko Yamamoto, WHO Assistant Director-General


    Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General SEGIB


    Mr. Matthew Baldwin on behalf of Ms. Adina Ioana Valean, EU Commissioner of Transport


    Ms. Amani Abou-Zeid, AU Commissioner of Transport

    1:00 - 2:25



    2:25 - 2:35


    Resource allocation for evidence-based road safety investments:

    Panel discussion


    Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE


    Ms. Angela M. Orozco Gómez, Colombia Minister of Transport


    Hon. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, India Minister for Road Transport and Highways


    Ms. H.E. Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia Minister of Transport


    Mr. Khalid Cherkaoui on behalf of Mr. H.E. Abdelkader Amara, Kingdom on Morocco Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water


    Mr. H.E. Sun Chanthol, Cambodia Senior Minister of Public Works and Transport

    2:35 - 3:45


    Reflections on the day

    Moderator: Ms. Femi Oke

    3:45 - 4:00


    DAY 2 | 9 DECEMBER  2020

    MODERATOR: Ms. V. Raffo; Mr. P. Whitten and Mr. J. Leather


    Objectives and operating logistics

    Mr. Binyam Reja, World Bank Manager

    1:00 - 1:10


    Getting the right number of road fatalities

    Mr. Nhan Tran, WHO

    Mr. Angel Emilio Mejia, Dominican Republic

    Mr. Kevin Kara-Vala, South Africa

    Mr. Pathai Singkham, Thailand

    Mr. Matej Zakonjšek, Transport Community Treaty (EU - Western Balkans)

    1:15 - 1:50



    1:50 - 1:55


    Getting serious crashes geolocated

    Mr. Oliver Tanseco, Philippines

    Mr. Francisco Castro, Costa Rica

    Mr. Kamran Aliyev, Azerbaijan

    1:55 - 2:30



    2:30 - 2:35


    Safety data beyond crash data: collecting performance indicators

    Mr. Wouter Van den Berghe, EU Observatory

    Mr. Pablo Rojas, Argentina

    Mr. Duncan Kibogong, Kenya

    Mr. Md. Zakir Hossain, Bangladesh

    2:35 - 3:15



    3:15 - 3:20


    Data Management

    Ms. Veronique Feypell, ITF IRTAD Coordinator

    Mr. Alvaro Gomez, Spain

    Mr. Bennacer Boulaajoul, Morocco

    Mr. Erekle Kezherashvili, Georgia

    3:20 - 4:00


    Reflections on the day and way forward

    Mr. Soames Job, Global Lead Road Safety, World Bank and Head GRSF

    3:50 - 4:00


  • FORMAT: Online
  • DURATION: Two day conference
  • CO-FUNDED BY: UK Aid, Total Foundation and World Bank's GRSF