IRF/ Mongolian Roads Association Conference (Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, 05 December 2014 - 06 December 2014 )
Road industry leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will descend on Sydney in May 2015 for the first ever joint regional conference hosted by the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Roads Australia (RA).
The IRF – RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia will take place in Sydney between 4 and 7 May 2015, coinciding with the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week.
Road safety will be a key theme of the Conference, alongside innovation and value-for-money procurement and delivery of infrastructure.
In a joint statement, IRF Geneva Chairman, Kiran Kapila, and Roads Australia President, David Stuart-Watt, said the Conference would bring together industry leaders from both the private and public sectors to share learnings and strengthen regional relationships.
On Wednesday 24 September the IRF Policy Committee on ITS organised a webinar on the topic of ITS Education, looking into the question whether a dedicated global platform on the theme is needed. The webinar served to provide participants with the results of an online survey carried out by IRF Geneva over summer. The survey looked into a possible mission, focus areas and activities of an ITS education platform, and addressed some questions regarding its structure and funding options as well.
Speech of Mr. K. K. Kapila, Chairman, IRF Geneva Programme Centre
'Decade of Action Policy & Donor Forum 2014, RACV City Club, Melbourne, Australia, 5th-7th May 2014
"This is indeed a timely welcome gesture. I strongly appeal to everyone to support this initiative and bring it to the notice of all political parties. In fact, I would like to hold a Press Conference on this issue to bring it into optimal focus. In your individual capacity, may I request you to propagate and spread this message hailing this initiative and thanking the Congress party and asking others to emanate it.
K.K. Kapila "
Pretoria, South Africa, 02 September 2014 - 04 September 2014
The SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa has established itself as the flagship event for road infrastructure. It provides a balanced mix of speakers from both the private and public sectors stimulating challenging debates on the roles and performances of the respective sectors.
Road accident deaths in India number the highest in the world. Among these, a very vulnerable segment of road users is constituted of cyclists and in 2011, 6,824 cyclists are estimated to have died in accidents across India. Many of these deaths are attributable to poor road visibility of cyclists. Needless to say, apart from the social trauma caused by these fatalities, the economic loss as a result of the loss of valuable lives is great.