Time for Results: FIA Foundation events at Brasilia 2015
The FIA Foundation will be hosting and supporting a number of events in Brasilia when ministers, policymakers and road safety campaigners meet at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in two weeks’ time:
Pre-Event: Forum on Child Health & Urban Mobility: 14.00-17.30, Monday 16th November 2015, Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel
To achieve safe and sustainable mobility for all children under SDG targets 3.6 (Health) and 11.2 (Cities) will require a coalition of governments, cities, donors and civil society organisations. Our Forum, convened at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, will hear from a range of partners committed to making a difference, host new funding and partnering announcements, and provide an opportunity to discuss operational experience and policy perspectives from across the world.
Transforming our World: NGO Rally for Safe Roads for All: 1000- 13.30, Tuesday 17th November 2015, Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel
On the eve of the Brasilia Conference the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, supported by the FIA Foundation, will organise a Rally to call for tangible action, discuss global campaigns, exchange views with Ministers, hear updates from members and make partnership announcements.
In addition to the pre-events, the Foundation is co-sponsoring and participating in two side events during the official Conference:
Road safety for Children & Youth, 18.00 – 20.00, Wednesday 18th November 2015 (International Congress Centre)
Led by YOURS, the youth for road safety NGO, this interactive event will review best practice in child and youth road traffic injury prevention.
Maximising travel on 3-star or better roads: How to halve road deaths by 2020, 18.00 – 19.30, Wednesday 18th November 2015 (International Congress Centre)
Led by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) this interactive workshop will hear from countries using star rating as a road safety performance measurement, and discuss the benefits of aiming for a ‘minimum three star’ performance standard for road safety for all road users on the highest risk roads.
Many of the FIA Foundation’s grant partners will also be active at the Brasilia Conference. The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) will launch its ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign promoting active safety technologies, and will be offering demonstration drives throughout the conference. See http://www.stopthecrash.org/stop-the-crash-launch-programme/. Global NCAP and iRAP, together with the International Transport Forum, will host a pre-event ‘Halving Road Deaths by 2020 - Safe Systems and the Journey Towards Zero’, from 14.30-18.00, Tuesday 17th November 2015, Royal Tulip Alvorada Hotel (please contact Global NCAP for details). The Latin New Car Assessment Programme (Latin NCAP) will host a side-event on Road Safety Fleet Management, 13.00-14.30, Thursday 19th November 2015 at the International Congress Centre.
The FIA Foundation is also hosting the official Dinner for the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards in Brasilia on 17th November, which will be attended by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.
For the official programme and updates, visit the Brasilia 2015 website