Appendix A
Workshop Program

Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement

The National Academies

January 26–27, 2006

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road, NW

Washington, D.C.

Room Wilson AB

Workshop Objectives: To frame the U.S. interests, activities, and capabilities with potential application to the problem of road traffic injury in developing countries. To present, discuss, and refine an inventory of U.S. federal government activities and expenditures on road safety in developing countries. To promote discussion and exchange among workshop participants representing government, industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations.

Agenda

Thursday, January 26

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

Mark Rosenberg, Chair, and Executive Director, Task Force for Child Survival and Development

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

John Flaherty, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Transportation



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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement Appendix A Workshop Program Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement The National Academies January 26–27, 2006 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, D.C. Room Wilson AB Workshop Objectives: To frame the U.S. interests, activities, and capabilities with potential application to the problem of road traffic injury in developing countries. To present, discuss, and refine an inventory of U.S. federal government activities and expenditures on road safety in developing countries. To promote discussion and exchange among workshop participants representing government, industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations. Agenda Thursday, January 26 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop Mark Rosenberg, Chair, and Executive Director, Task Force for Child Survival and Development 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks John Flaherty, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Transportation

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement 9:35 a.m. The Scope and Character of the Global Road Safety Problem     The Problem and Its Economic, Social, and Human Costs David Bishai, Associate Professor, Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University   Challenges of Scaling Up Knowledge Transfer and Investments Anthony Bliss, Lead Road Safety Specialist, World Bank   Discussion   10:35 a.m. Panel Discussion: Overview of Major International Initiatives: Objectives and Actions Moderator: T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Director of Traffic Safety Policy, American Automobile Association   WHO/World Bank World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention: Framework and Recommendations Alberto Concha-Eastman, Pan American Health Organization   Regional Road Safety     Efforts in the Americas Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard, Director, Transport and Urban Development, World Bank 10:50 a.m. Global Road Safety Facility 11:00 a.m. UN Global Road Safety Collaboration Maria Vegega, Chief, Behavioral Research Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement 11:10 a.m. Discussion   1:00 p.m. U.S. Government Activities in Global Road Safety Moderator: J. Michael McGinnis, Senior Scholar, Institute of Medicine   Why the Inventory Was Commissioned J. Michael McGinnis 1:10 p.m. Survey of U.S. Government Activities and Interests in Road Traffic Injury in Developing Countries Susan Gallagher, Senior Scientist, Education Development Center 1:40 p.m. Reactions to the Survey: Moderator: J. Michael McGinnis   Christine Branche, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention     Marilena Amoni, Associate Administrator for Program Development and Delivery, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation     Nancy Carter-Foster, Senior Adviser for Health Affairs, U.S. Department of State     John Seibert, Assistant for Safety, Health, and Fire Protection, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense  

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement   David Abrams, Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health     J. Peter Kissinger, President and CEO, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety     Rochelle Sobel, President, Association for Safe International Road Travel     Discussion   2:45 p.m. Summary by Discussant: Nature of U.S. Interests, Gaps Between Interests and Activities Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Cooperation Between High-Income and Developing Countries: Opportunities and Obstacles Moderator: V. Setty Pendakur, President, Pacific Policy and Planning Associates, Canada   Model Traffic Safety Programs Linking High-Income Countries with Developing Countries Adnan Hyder, Assistant Professor, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University 3:30 p.m.   Fred Wegman, Managing Director, Institute for Road Safety Research, Netherlands 3:40 p.m.   Mary Lydon, General Manager of Research, ARRB Group, Australia

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement 3:50 p.m.   Henning Lauridsen, Chief Research Engineer, Institute of Transport Economics, Norway 4:00 p.m.   Avinash Sarna, Senior Consultant, Transport, Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats, India 4:15 p.m. Lessons Learned from Other Public Health Challenges (HIV/AIDS) Jim Yong Kim, Associate Clinical Professor of Social Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School 4:30 p.m. General Discussion:     What forms can U.S. road safety assistance take and how can it be delivered? How can the U.S. ensure accountability and measurable objectives in the projects it supports? How can collaboration among U.S. federal government agencies be promoted? How can U.S. organizations identify needs of developing countries?   5:45 p.m. Adjournment   Friday, January 27 9:00 a.m. Summary of preceding day’s events and next steps Mark Rosenberg

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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement   Topical summaries by rapporteurs:     What is the U.S. interest in addressing the problem? Bella Dinh-Zarr   What forms can U.S. road safety assistance take and how can it be delivered? How can the U.S. ensure accountability and measurable objectives in the projects it supports? Tony Bliss   How can collaboration among U.S. federal government agencies be promoted? Mark Rosenberg   How can U.S. organizations identify needs of developing countries? V. Setty Pendakur 9:30 a.m. Discussion and Next Steps: A Prioritized Agenda Moderator: Mark Rosenberg Noon Adjournment