FORESIGHT SESSION 7. "TRANSPORT IS NOT GENDER NEUTRAL: FROM INCREASING MOBILITY TO ENHANCING EMPLOYMENT "

Oct. 7, Monday. 14:00-17:30

Conference Room C

Chair: Mr Guangzhe CHEN, Global Director, Transport Global Practice. The World Bank Group, USA

Master of Ceremonies: Simon FOWLER, Independent Consultant

The panel session aims to showcase the importance of road infrastructure and the construction industry in bringing better connectivity to women. Understanding that the needs and challenges for women and men are often different, the session will show the importance of design and planning for roads with considering gender as an important indicator of travel needs and behaviour. It will show the key role of Road Agency authorities to enhance the accessibility to economic opportunities and services for women.

Introduction

• Mr Guangzhe CHEN, Global Director, Transport Global Practice. The World Bank Group, USA

Poll

Can the incorporation of women’s and men’s considerations into the road sector contribute to its better performance?

Inspirational Opening Talk

Setting the stage:
• Ms Karla GONZALEZ CARVAJAL, , Former Minister of Transport of Costa Rica, Practice Manager WB
Speakers:
•Mr. Mattias LANDGREN, Sweden’s State Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure
• Ms Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering and Infrastructures, First delegate of Canada-Quebec to PIARC, PIARC Honorary President, Canada - Québec
• Ms Andrea PERIS, PIARC National Committee of Paraguay, PIARC Communications Commission, General Coordinator for Paraguay for “Women’s Democracy Network”, Paraguay

Women as road users: the importance of data

Setting the stage:
• Ms Mary CRASS, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum (ITF) – OECD, France
• Mr Ramon MUÑOZ-RASKIN, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank Office in Tanzania, Tanzania
• Ms Alison FRANKS, Head of Accessibility and Inclusive Travel, Department of Transport DfT, United Kingdom

Corporate social responsibility: the role of the road sector

Setting the stage:
• Ms Karla DOMINGUEZ GONZALEZ, Gender Specialist World Bank
Speakers:
• Ms Sigita STRUMSKYTE, Counsellor, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Governance
• Ms Maria Teresa GUTIERREZ, Technical Specialist, International Labor Organization
• Mr. Bernd EITEL, LH Group Public Affairs and Communications Director, Lafarge

Continues after the coffee break

Break 15:30 - 16:00

Corporate social responsibility: the role of the road sector (continuation)

Women’s employment in the road sector: the importance of diversity

Setting the stage:
• Ms Susanna ZAMMATARO, Director General, International Road federation (IRF), Switzerland
Speakers:
• Ms Susan PERCY, CBE Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation CIHT, United Kingdom
• Ms Anna WILDT-PERSSON, Chief Strategist, Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden
• Mr Nestor ROA, Chief Transport Division at Inter-American Development Bank IDB
Washington D.C. USA
•Ms Maria Catalina E CABRAL, Ph.D DPWH, Undersecretary & REAP National President, Philippines

Q&A

Poll & conclusion

Can the incorporation of women and men’s differentiated considerations into the road sector contribute to its better performance?