Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories
- December 8, 2020
Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories ⌵︎
In December 8-9, 2020, the Ibero-American Road Safety Observatory (OISEVI), the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO) and the Asian Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APSRO) conveyed the 1st Global Meeting of Regional Road Safety Observatories, in collaboration with several international institutions: Fédération Internationale de l´Automobile (FIA), World Bank (WB), International Transport Forum (ITF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Sub-saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP), World Health Organization (WHO), African Union (AU), and the International Organization serving Ibero-America (SEGIB).
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.
Regional observatories in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Ibero-America are developing through work programs to improve road safety data management in their member countries. 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 contributed to 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.
More than 170 people from 120 countries attended the event, which was broadcasted with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish, French and Russian via Zoom.
This event was co-funded by UK Aid, Total Foundation and World Bank's GRSF.