FORESIGHT SESSION 9. "DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE ROAD TRANSPORT"

Oct. 8, Tuesday. 8:00-11:30

Conference Room C

Chair: Ms Charlotte McCLAIN-NHLAPO, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank Group, USA

Inclusive road transport that enables independent travel provides a unique opportunity to change the lives of the 1 billion people in the world who live with disability and the one in four households affected by it. This has a significant impact both on the economic and social life chances of the individual and their families as well as on economic prosperity at national and international levels. It is the first time in its long history that PIARC has addressed this topic and the organisers hope that it will attract the attention and support of delegates from around the world for whom this may be a new field but one with profound social and economic impacts.

Impact video

Introduction

• Ms Charlotte McCLAIN-NHLAPO, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank Group, USA

Part 1

Key note speaker
• Ms Daniela BAS, Director, United Nations DISA/DESA, USA (TBC)

Panel discussion 1

Moderator:
• Ms Charlotte McCLAIN-NHLAPO, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank Group, USA
Panellists:
• Ms Mary CRASS, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum – OECD, France
• Prof Pan HAIXIAO, Department of Urban Planning Tongji University, China
• H.E Dr Saeed MOHAMED, Global Senior Transport Specialist Islamic Development Bank, Saudia Arabia
• Ms Claire SMITH, Head of Transport Accessibility Policy, Transport Scotland, United Kingdom

Q&A

Break 09:30 - 10:00

Part 2

Key note speaker
• Mr Mohammed YOUSUF, Research Transportation Specialist at US Federal Highways Administration, Founder & President of EquallyAble Foundation, USA

Panel discussion 2

Moderator:
• Ms Charlotte McCLAIN-NHLAPO, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank Group, USA
Panellists:
• Ms Amanda GIBBERD, Director of Universal Design in Public Transport Projects, Department of Transport, South Africa
• Mr Subhash VASHISHTH, Director, Svayam, India
• Prof. Nick TYLER, University College London, United Kingdom
• Mr Fredrick MSIGALLAH, Advocacy officer, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation, Tanzania
• Ms Janett JIMENEZ-SANTOS, Architect, Can-Lah, Mexico

Q&A

Conclusion

• Ms Charlotte McCLAIN-NHLAPO, Global Disability Advisor, The World Bank Group, USA