IRF Young Professionals Summit
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IRF Young Professionals Summit

September 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm CEST

The International Road Federation, in collaboration with YOURS (Youth for Road Safety), had organised the first IRF Young Professional Summit. The event took place online on the 30th of September and aimed to give space to young professionals to debate key mobility issues and to get insights on start-ups world. 16 speakers from 14 different countries and more than 250 participants addressed: employment, innovation, road safety, sustainability, road financing, and entrepreneurship. 

Final agenda

14:00 – 14:10 | Welcome and introduction  

·         Gonzalo Alcaraz – Senior Manager Membership and Innovation and Young Professionals Programme Lead @ International Road Federation (IRF) 

14:10 – 14:50 | Youth Coalition for Road Safety: Professionals young leaders on the ground (Lead by YOURS)

·         Alison Collard de Beaufort – Founder and Executive Director @ Vision Zero Youth Council 

·         Maolin Macatangay – Youth Advisory Board Member @ Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety  

·         Bashiru Mansaray – Tech Entrepreneur @ OS Hub and Plan International 

·         Tumwine Hosea – Community Development Officer @ Resilient Women’s Organization 

14:50 – 15:25 | IRF Young Professionals: Working towards a more efficient, safer and sustainable mobility ecosystem 

·         Naville Geiriseb – Senior Economist @ Ministry of Finance Namibia  

·         Danai Stavrou – Sociologist – Adults Instructor @Road Safety Institute (R.S.I.) “Panos Mylonas”  

·         Frederic John – Senior Consultant @ Neckermann Strategic Advisors  

·         José Rodriguez – R&D Project Manager Innovation @ Swarco 

·         Bhuvanesh Bharath Alwar –  Crash investigator and Road Safety Engineer @ JP Research 

·         Abrokwah Evans Twum – CEO @ Ambigain 

·         Faheem Ahmed Malik – PhD fellow @ Northumbria University 

15:25 – 16:00 | Inspiring our next generation of leaders: be your own boss and become an entrepreneur! 

·         Grégory Merly – Managing Director @ European Startup Prize for Mobility (EUSP) 

·         Maya Pindeus – CEO @ Humanising Autonomy 

·         Martin Olczyk – Managing Director  @ TechStars 

·         Evgeny Klochikhin – CEO @ Sheeva.AI  

·         Jordan Justus – CEO @ Automotus  

Meet the speakers

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Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.