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Support to the implementation of vehicle regulation standards in Latin America and the Caribbean - II

Regional public good "support to the implementation of vehicle regulation standards in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Ciudad de México, Mexico - 29-30 Aug 2018

Description

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the road accident death rate per 100,000 inhabitants is 19.2, well above the rates in other regions such as Europe (9.3) and North America (10.2). Road accidents are the leading cause of death in children between the ages of 5 and 14, and the second leading cause of death in young people aged 15 to 29 years.[1] Given the magnitude of social and economic costs due to the lack of road safety in the region, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Bien Público Regional (Regional Public Good, RPG) emerged as a concrete project within the broader framework of international efforts to guide and support countries in road accident prevention and contaminant emission reduction through vehicle regulation. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Latin NCAP and the University of Chicago are collaborators in this effort.

In concrete terms, the RPG aims to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, especially those that have subscribed to the RPG (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay), to consider subscribing to the regulations of the United Nations World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulation (WP.29) and review the implications of the regulations’ adoption. The project encompasses the development of three major studies and two high-level dialogues in order to generate exchange and reflection regarding regulations, as well as to offer objective and technically sound arguments to support public policy decisions in the region for the adoption of UN regulations developed by the WP.29.

The first instance of dialogue organized as part of the RPG was the First Regional Workshop held on August 29-30, 2018 in Mexico City. It was attended by 48 participants representing 15 countries in the region and 4 institutions that are part of the RPG research and coordination teams. The Workshop consisted of two days of presentations and dynamic work sessions to contextualize the importance of road safety for the region, offering a holistic view of the methodologies and preliminary research results, and generating spaces of practical reflection to obtain feedback from participating countries.

Upon concluding the second day of the Workshop, each participant received a USB stick containing: (i) all Workshop presentations, (ii) UN WP.29 regulations proposed to governments, in English and Spanish, and (iii) a set of pertinent IADB publications so that participants may use and share the approaches and debates that took place during the Workshop in their respective countries and institutions. This information is expected to be useful in promoting reflection and exchanges between key actors in preparation for the Second RPG Regional Workshop, which will be held on November 7-8, 2018 in the city of Bogota.

A list of Workshop participants follows, along with the program, and a summary of key points that arose during work sessions:

Country Representatives

Country

Participant

Institution

Argentina

Josefina de los Heros

Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Vial

Barbados

Permanent Secretary, Mark Cummins            

Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance

Bolivia

Tcnl. Heriberto Carlos Valencia Colque

Dirección Nacional de Fiscalización y Recaudaciones de la Policía Boliviana

Brazil

Director Maurício Alves Pereira

DENATRAN - Departamento Nacional de Trânsito

Brazil

Daniel Mariz Tavares

DENATRAN - Departamento Nacional de Trânsito

Brazil

Thomas Caldellas

Ministerio da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços

Chile

Mauricio Sánchez Roa

Comisión Nacional de Seguridad de Tránsito - MTT

Chile

Marcelo Torres

Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomunicaciones (MTT)

Colombia

Juan Carlos Arenas Ramírez

Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Vial (ANSV)

Colombia

Mauricio Pineda

Representante Colombia

Colombia

Juan Carlos Suarez Forero

Ministerio de Transporte

Costa Rica

Transportation and Road Safety Vice Minister Eduardo Brenes Mata

Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte

Costa Rica

Director Rafael Chan Jaén

División de Transporte- Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte

Ecuador

 

Director Eugenio Fabian Espinoza

 

CCICEV - Centro de Transferencia Tecnológica para la Capacitación e Investigación en Control de Emisiones Vehiculares

Ecuador

Fernando Suárez

Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas

Ecuador

Director Lorena Avilés

Agencia Nacional de Tránsito

Ecuador

Fátima de la Cueva

Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas

El Salvador

Cristóbal Cuellar

Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Comunicaciones

El Salvador

Eduardo Alexander Ramírez

Ministerio de Economía

Guatemala

Director Luis Fernando Villegas Negreros

Dirección General de Transporte- Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda

Guatemala

José Eduardo Marroquín

Dirección Superior - Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda

Honduras

Marlene Calderón

Instituto Hondureño del Transporte Terrestre (IHTT)

Honduras

Director Rolando Poujol

Instituto Hondureño del Transporte Terrestre (IHTT)

Mexico

Director Roberto Aguerrebere

Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT)

Mexico

Manuel de Jesús Fabela Gallegos

Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT)

Mexico

David Vázquez Vega

Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT)

Panama

Director Julio González

Autoridad del Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre

Dominican Republic

Nadia Martínez

Instituto Nacional de Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre (Intrant)

Dominican Republic

Rafael Félix

Instituto Nacional de Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre (Intrant)

Uruguay

Rodrigo Caudullo

Unidad Nacional de Seguridad Vial- Presidencia de la República

Uruguay

Mauricio Reyna

Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería

 

 

RPG Project Participants

 

Participant

Institution

Tomás Bermúdez

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Alejandro Taddia

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Edgar Zamora

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Amado Crotte

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Isabelle Turcotte

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Estefanía Forero

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Sofía Hurtado

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Javier Garduño

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Nicolás Garrido

IADB-ECLAC Consultant

Ricardo J. Sánchez

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Gabriel Pérez

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Jeannette Lardé

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Fabio Weikert Bicalho

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Alejandro Furas

Latin NCAP

Juan Ramos

Latin NCAP

Jimena Recalde

Latin NCAP

Kavi Bhalla

University of Chicago

[1] Road Safety in the Americas Region, Pan American Health Organization 2016.

Programme

 

Day 1 - August 29, 2018

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Introductory remarks

Tomás Bermúdez, IADB

9:15 – 9:30

Vehicle construction standards and productive transformation in Latin America

Gabriel Pérez, ECLAC

9:30 – 9:55

Overview of the Regional Public Good

Alejandro Taddia, IADB

9:55 – 10:40

Participative reflection: Challenges and obstacles to increase vehicle safety in the region

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

State of vehicle safety in Latin America

Alejandro Furas, Latin NCAP

12:00 – 13:00

Effective practices for safer cars and the WP.29

Juan Ramos, Latin NCAP

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 15:30

Round table discussion: Regulations in practice. Challenges, opportunities and incentives

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:30

Strategies, solutions, and tools for vehicle safety

Alejandro Furas, Latin NCAP

17:30

Welcome cocktail

 

Day 2 - August 30, 2018

 

9:00 – 9:15

Opening statement

Fabio Weikert-Bicalho, ECLAC

9:15 – 9:40

Vehicle regulation and sustainable development

Ricardo J. Sánchez, ECLAC

9:40 – 11:10

Effect of improvements in vehicle design on population health

Kavi Bhalla, University of Chicago

11:10 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

The economy of road safety

Nicolás Garrido, ECLAC

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 14:50

Roadmap for the adoption of UN regulations

Alejandro Furas, Latin NCAP

14:50 – 15:40

Round table discussion: Ability and feasibility of adopting UN regulations (part 1)

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45

Round table discussion: Ability and feasibility of adopting UN regulations (part 2)

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

Edgar Zamora, IADB

17:00

Refreshments

Attachments

Foto Taller Mexico
29-30 Aug 2018
Meetings and technical symposiums
Hotel Marriot
Paseo de la Reforma 276
Colonia Juárez
Ciudad de México DIF -
Mexico
By invitation

Contact

Gabriel Pérez Salas
Oficial de Asuntos Económicos, División de Recursos Naturales e Infraestructura (DRNI), CEPAL
gabriel.perez@cepal.org
(56 2) 2210 2193

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