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Development of a Regional Road Safety Observatory in Asia Workshop

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Following the successful establishment and operation of the Ibero American Road Safety Observatory (OISEVI) since 2012, several countries and international organizations have suggested that a similar initiative would be very beneficial in other regions. Preliminary discussions with some Asian countries confirmed interest for a regional road safety observatory. The International Transport Forum (ITF), the World Bank and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) signed in 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective to work together towards the establishment of regional road safety observatories. The three organisations would like to work with Asian governments and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the establishment of a regional road safety observatory for Asia.

This workshop is meant to be the starting point of collaborative efforts across Asian countries. The objectives of the workshop are to: demonstrate the economic, social and financial cost of road crashes; outline the concept of a road safety observatory for the region; shape the way towards the establishment of a road safety observatory in Asia; foster the development of a synergistic environment to empower countries to collect useful and timely information to address the road safety ongoing epidemic; and demonstrate the mutual benefits of a road safety observatory in Asia.

70 participants from 17 countries are expected to attend the Workshop.