Date: 17 and 18 February 2020
Time: 17 February 10:00 am until 18 February 1:00 pm local time
Organizer: International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), World Bank, International Transport Forum iRAP Innovation
Over 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year. More than 30 million suffer life-changing injuries. Based on current trauma levels an estimated 500 million people will be killed or injured between now and 2030.
To support the various UN Sustainable Development Goals that will benefit from improved road safety, the UN Member States have agreed Global Road Safety Performance Targets that outline the priorities for safe system action through to 2030. Target 3 and Target 4 are focussed on road infrastructure and the safety of travel for all road users. These targets, if achieved, have the potential to save 467,000 lives a year and more than 100 million deaths and injuries avoided over the life of the treatments (refer www.vaccinesforroads.org). $8 of benefits will accrue for every $1 invested.
The iRAP Innovation Workshop for 2020 will be co-hosted by the World Bank and ITF. It will bring together leaders at the highest level of global and regional consultation, government, policy, financing, technology, infrastructure management, and technology and data innovation to look at strategic ways that these significant benefits can be realised. Innovation in planning, design, financing, upgrading roads and sharing success will be examined. Plenary and interactive presentations will focus on the global structure needed to deliver the 2030 targets, big data for big life savings, global planning and design standards, safer cities and journeys for vulnerable road users, and investment innovation.
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